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Ranchers And Loggers Dismayed At Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion

Capital Press | April 4, 2017 3:21 p.m. | Eagle Point, Oregon

With the federal government nearly doubling the monument's size, the ranching and timber industries in southern Oregon are bracing for the worst.

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Timber Companies Sue Over Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion

Medford Mail Tribune | Feb. 20, 2017 9:48 a.m. | Medford, Oregon

Two lumber companies filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the legality of President Barack Obama's expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument during his last days in office.

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With Utah Out, Outdoor Retailer Show Could Come To Oregon

Statesman Journal | Feb. 20, 2017 8:04 a.m.

The world's largest outdoor gear show is suddenly without a home, and Oregon officials are hoping to pounce.

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Oregon Counties Sue Federal Government Over Cascade-Siskiyou Expansion

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 3:10 p.m. | Portland

A group of counties that gets revenue from logging lands within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument boundaries is suing the federal government.

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Utah Representative Wants Trump To Undo An Obama National Monument Designation

NPR | Feb. 5, 2017 5:11 a.m.

Republicans are trying to eliminate Bears Ears National Monument in Utah — one of the new ones created by President Obama in the days before he left office. The effort is creating a legal battle.

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Merkley: Obama Won't Designate Owyhee Canyonlands As A National Monument

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 9:41 a.m.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., says Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has made it clear President Obama won't act on a proposal to protect Owyhee Canyonlands.

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Timber Industry May Challenge Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 3:32 p.m.

The timber industry thinks it may able to reverse President Barack Obama's expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon.

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Obama Announces Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 2:46 p.m.

President Obama has announced an anticipated expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon.

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Interior Department Not Working On Owyhee Wilderness Designation

OPB | March 2, 2016 12:35 p.m.

The Oregon Natural Desert Association has been talking about a wilderness designation for years, but that can only happen through Congress. Obama has already created or expanded 19 national monuments.

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Top Stories: Icy Conditions Close NE Oregon Roads, Gay Rights Activist Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Crimes

OPB | Dec. 4, 2014 8 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Thursday, Dec. 4: Freezing rain in northeastern Oregon has caused road closures due to icy conditions; gay rights activist Terrance Patrick Bean pleaded not guilty in Lane County on charges of alleged sex crimes; the Klamath County Cattlemen's Association is in support of the Klamath Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act; and more.

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Idaho Vies For First National Park

OPB | Nov. 25, 2014 2:45 p.m. | Portland

Little known fact: Idaho is the only state in the West that doesn't have a national park for its very own. 

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Discovery On Mount St. Helens

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 2 a.m. | Mount Saint Helens National Monument

Explorers brave rain and sleet as they launch a five-day expedition into the crater of Mount St. Helens to search for unexplored glacier caves.

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Oregon World War II Memorial

OPB | Nov. 11, 2013 12:15 p.m.

The Oregon WWII Memorial Foundation is currently raising funds to erect a monument near the Capitol in Salem's Wilson Park.

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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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Monument Kids in China

OPB | March 9, 2012 9:30 a.m.

Seven high school students from the small town of Monument, Oregon are half a world away on a school trip to China. We'll hear their impressions of the trip so far.