Education | local | News | EnvironmentEast 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two large fires in Eastern Oregon have some residents on evacuation alerts. The fires pose a threat to grouse habitat and ranch lands.
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.
TUESDAY: Ontario, one of the most economically depressed cities in Oregon, is seeing jobs come back into town through the onion industry.
The Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution is still on partial lockdown after a fight on Monday evening.