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Eastern Oregon University Offering Dorms To Eclipse Tourists

AP | July 20, 2017 3:51 p.m. | La Grande, Ore.

People traveling to northeastern Oregon to see next month's solar eclipse now have another lodging option.

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Pendleton Outdoor School Carries On Despite Budget Woes In Recent Years

East Oregonian | May 12, 2017 11:38 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

Pendleton is home to eastern Oregon's longest continuously run outdoor school, despite facing elimination at least three times.

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Regional Roundup | Animal Lives | Corporate Sustainability

OPB | March 28, 2016 noon

In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory. 

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Rep. Greg Walden | The NW View From D.C.

OPB | March 17, 2016 12:06 p.m.

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we talk with the Oregon Congressional delegation's sole Republican member, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River). And we hear from former D.C. correspondents of northwest newspapers about covering the west from the nation's capital.

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Greater Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The U.S. Interior Department announced its decision this week that the greater sage grouse does not need to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Josephine County GMO Ban Takes Effect — Kind Of

OPB | Sept. 4, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Earlier this year, voters rejected a public safety levy that would increase funding for the cash-strapped Josephine County Sheriff's Office. Without those resources, the ban lacks any kind of enforcement teeth.


Eastern Oregon Fires Grow Rapidly, Prompt Evacuation Alerts

OPB | Aug. 12, 2015 11:12 a.m.

Two large fires in Eastern Oregon have some residents on evacuation alerts.  The fires pose a threat to grouse habitat and ranch lands.

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'Eastern Promise' Offers Pathway To College

OPB | June 18, 2015 12:50 p.m.

A program in eastern Oregon offers high school students a chance to earn college credits, and educators in other parts of the state are attempting to replicate the program.

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A Community Radio Station for Pendleton

OPB | June 16, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Gary Betts has been working almost a decade to start a community radio station in the Pendleton area. Now it's finally on the air. He tells us about the new airwaves hitting the Blue Mountain region of Eastern Oregon.

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Onion Rings Could Help To Revive Ontario's Economy

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015 12:15 p.m.

TUESDAY: Ontario, one of the most economically depressed cities in Oregon, is seeing jobs come back into town through the onion industry.

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Eastern Oregon Prison Still In Lock Down After Monday Fight

OPB | May 28, 2014 11:59 a.m.

The Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution is still on partial lockdown after a fight on Monday evening. 

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Oregon Man To Cross The Country On Horseback

OPB | Dec. 17, 2013 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: Sam Hopkins-Hubbard is taking a leave from his job as city councilor in Milton-Freewater to get himself — and his horses — prepared to ride across America.

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FDA Regulations Worry Onion Farmers

OPB | Aug. 12, 2013 12:40 p.m.

The Federal Food and Drug Administration has proposed new safety rules that would, among other things, regulate irrigation water standards for crops.

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Our Town Eastern Oregon

OPB | Dec. 27, 2012 12:06 p.m.

As our Our Town tour of Oregon continues we head east to Monument, Baker City and Ontario.

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Coming Out in Rural Regions

OPB | May 17, 2012 9 a.m.

We're talking to country music star Chely Wright about coming out as a lesbian. We'll also check in on the climate for gays and lesbians coming out in rural Oregon.

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Our Town: Lakeview

OPB | May 4, 2012 9:06 a.m.

The next stop in our Our Town series is Lakeview, OR.

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Closing Forest Roads

OPB | April 4, 2012 9:40 a.m.

A new forest management plan would restrict access to thousands of miles of roads and trails in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

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Our Town: Monument

OPB | Jan. 27, 2012 9:06 a.m.

In the next installment of the "Our Town" series, we'll hear about life in the small southeastern Oregon town of Monument on the John Day River.

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Local Law Enforcement

OPB | Nov. 4, 2011 9:20 a.m.

The city of Elgin is operating without local law enforcement since their chief and one remaining officer resigned. What's next for Elgin?

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Wolf Update

OPB | Sept. 29, 2011 9:25 a.m.

Wolves are back in the news because of livestock deaths and a controversial kill order on the alpha male for one of Oregon's three wolf packs.