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Oregon Eclipse Festival | Eastern Oregon's Music Scene | Robert Michael Pyle

OPB | 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.

Music | Arts | Entertainment | local | NW Life

Country Music Outlaws Head Home For Helix's Wheatstock

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 1:31 p.m.

Helix natives Tylor & The Train Robbers bring their outlaw honky-tonk and gritty Americana home for the Wheatstock music festival in Helix, Oregon.

Arts | Entertainment | Music | Business | NW Life

Concerts In Rural Oregon? At 1 Enterprise Theater, Artists Say 'OK'

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 1 p.m.

When Darrell Brann bought a concert venue in Wallowa County, he knew it wasn’t a no. 1 destination for big touring bands or really touring bands of any size. These days, that's changed.

Water | local | Environment | News

Extreme Heat Reverses Benefits Of Oregon’s Above-Average Snowpack

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Portland

The benefits of an above-average snowpack measured in most locations statewide earlier this year have yet to be fully realized due to extreme heat.

Environment | Food | News | Agriculture | local | NW Life

Oregon Growers Checking For Heat Damage To Grapes, Berries

Capital Press | Aug. 7, 2017 11:05 a.m.

Oregon berry and grape growers are watching for damage caused by unusually hot weather that settled into Western Oregon and the Portland area.

local | Environment | News

Smoke Could Clear Willamette Valley This Weekend, But Don't Celebrate Yet

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says westerly winds could clear smoke Friday night into Saturday as temperatures dip below triple digits, but smoke is expected to return.

local | Environment | News

Wildfire Scorches More Than 80 Square Miles In Southeast Oregon

AP | Aug. 4, 2017 2:31 p.m. | Portland

A wildfire has charred more than 80 square miles of grass and juniper in sparsely populated southeast Oregon.

Transportation | News | local

After Days Of Heat-Related Delays, TriMet Charges To Ride Again

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 10:37 a.m. | Portland

Earlier this week the Portland-area transit agency waived fares because of delays caused by extreme heat. Trains are still slow today due to higher-than-normal temperatures, but you must pay to ride. 

Transportation | News | local

TriMet Again Waives Ticket Fees, But Heat Delays Still Likely

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland

For the second day in a row, TriMet users can expect another day of free rides. The transit agency said it will again waive ticket charges Thursday but riders could see more delays.

local | Environment | News

Whitewater Fire Nears Jefferson Park Alpine Basin, Expected To Grow

Statesman Journal | Aug. 2, 2017 4:08 p.m.

The Whitewater Fire burning east of Detroit blew up Wednesday, growing nearly fivefold to 1,500 acres in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. 

Food | Entertainment | local | NW Life

How Long Does It Take To Melt Portland's Favorite Ice Creams?

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 12:35 p.m. | Portland

We visited three of Portland's favorite ice cream shops to find out whose single scoop would last the longest in record-breaking heat.

local | Environment | News

Portland May Break Records This Week During Northwest Heat Wave

OPB | July 29, 2017 12:43 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says temperatures in the Portland area this coming week are likely headed for the record books.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Moda | History Of The Piano | Romeo And Juliet Redux

OPB | July 20, 2017 noon

Local insurer Moda tells us what federal health care repeal efforts mean for business. Also, the history of the piano (plus some music!), and a different origin story for Romeo and Juliet.

Arts | News | Business | Entertainment | local | NW Life

Alberta Rose Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Save Building

Pamplin Media Group | July 20, 2017 7:39 a.m. | Portland

The future of the Alberta Rose Theatre is uncertain, as building owner Robbin Mayfield has decided to sell the building more than 30 years after buying it as an investment and fixing it up himself.

Agriculture | Food | local | News

Northwest Wheat Harvest Starts Up, Likely A 'Bin Buster'

Northwest News Network | July 6, 2017 4:40 p.m.

Monday marked the start of the Northwest's bin-busting wheat harvest. Last year was big, but this year's wet winter and spring has poured on the yields.

Arts | Entertainment | local | NW Life

Oregon Ballet Tackles Ballet's Gender Problem

OPB | June 29, 2017 11:29 a.m. | Portland

Ballet companies are full of women, but most dances are choreographed by men. Oregon Ballet Theatre is trying to fix that with a new competition.

Arts | News | Teachers | Education | local | NW Life | State of Wonder

Hood River Teacher Wins Tony Award For Theater Education

OPB | June 23, 2017 1:55 p.m. | Hood River, Oregon

Step aside Bette Midler: The Tony Award for education goes to Rachel Harry of Hood River.

Politics | Arts | local | NW Life | State of Wonder

Luis Alfaro's Medea Takes On The Mexican Immigrant Experience

OPB | May 12, 2017 9:17 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

“Mojada: A Medea In Los Angeles” recasts Euripides’ classic tale through the lens of Mexican immigrants’ experience.

local | Think Out Loud

Hanford Emergency | Talking Business | Egyptian-American Playwright | New Oregon Tax Plan

OPB | May 9, 2017 noon | Portland

A new play about an immigrant couple premiers from an Egyptian-American playwright, a response to yesterday's interview about the Oregon Democrats' tax plan, and an update on regional business news.

News | Sports | local

'I Love It Here': Tobin Heath Ready To Lead Portland As NWSL Begins 5th Season

AP | April 13, 2017 3:47 p.m. | Portland

While a few of the U.S. women's national team players have opted to go overseas, midfielder Tobin Heath is happy to stay stateside with the Portland Thorns.