Oregon lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for a three-day flurry of meetings. It’s the first round of Legislative Days since the 2017 session adjourned July 7.
Anticipating up to a million eclipse visitors, public land managers in Oregon prepared for the worst. But their fears of human-caused wildfires and environmental destruction never came to pass.
Businesses in Prineville, Oregon, are still humming with customers as the Symbiosis Festival winds down after Monday’s eclipse.
Science | local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Aug. 21, 2017 noon
Thomas Edison and other noted American scientists traveled out west to watch the eclipse of 1878. It was the dawn of the age of science in America.
Watch the NASA documentary of the event, see how Oregon reacted via our social map, or read NPR's blog from reporters who covered the eclipse live.
Mostly clear skies are in the forecast across Oregon Monday morning for the total solar eclipse event. But cloud cover on the coast could be an issue.
Traffic gets heavy around Madras Oregon, the center of the solar eclipse path of totality in the Beaver State.
About a dozen researchers from Oregon State University and elsewhere want to make Monday’s total solar eclipse a once-in-a-lifetime experience in more ways than one.
Many vendors and staff in Madras were expecting crowds of 25,000 people, but only a fraction of that number were there on Friday and Saturday.
The eclipse led to a big payday for one small-town Oregon radio station.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Aug. 18, 2017 noon
We talk about some of the big stories in this week's news, get an earful about volcanology, and check in with OPB arts show "State of Wonder" on the eclipse road trip they're wrapping up soon.
Eclipse campers might be tempted to find an alternative source for drinking water in lakes or rivers. But the Oregon Health Authority says that's not a good idea.
Eclipse Road Trip: Madras | Migrant Summer School | Neighborhood Association Vote | Gentrification And Mental HealthOPB | Aug. 16, 2017 noon
Can remembering how a neighborhood used to be help preserve aging minds? Should people be required to have a legal address in order to join a neighborhood association? Also, an update on the "State of Wonder" eclipse road trip and a summer school for migrant students in Medford.
What will Corvallis do for the eclipse? And will sketchy cell coverage in Eastern Oregon be a problem during the eclipse? Also, more on Multnomah County's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, and an exploration of Portland's tech industry.
It's time to officially begin weather watching, to get a sense of whether we'll have clear skies for the big day.
NW Life | local | Entertainment | Music | Books | Arts | State of WonderOPB | Aug. 12, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," Oregon's most audacious eclipse festival, writer Robert Michael Pyle searches for Bigfoot, the descendant of an infamous train robber plays outlaw country and more.