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Free Admission, Camping At Oregon State Parks In Early June

AP | May 28, 2017 11:18 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Oregon State Parks will be open and free to the public June 3 in celebration of State Parks Day.

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New Oregon Coast Campgrounds Proposed For Fogarty Creek, Brian Booth And South Beach

Statesman Journal | May 15, 2017 11:43 a.m.

Parks officials have considered building a campground at Fogarty Creek State Recreation for decades but never got final approval. Now they're taking another crack at it. 

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Erosion, Storms Cause Landslides At Oregon's Ecola State Park

Daily Astorian | May 8, 2017 12:06 p.m. | Cannon Beach, Oregon

Erosion, winter storms and landslides have shut down Ecola State Park multiple times and cut a popular trail in two in the past year and a half.

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Portland Police Ask Homeowners, Businesses To Register Surveillance Cameras

OPB | April 27, 2017 11:41 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Police Bureau is asking homeowners and businesses with security cameras to register them — so cops can quickly investigate crimes.

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Trump Donates Salary To National Parks Even As He Tries To Cut Interior Department

NPR | April 4, 2017 4:39 a.m.

Critics cried foul, including the head of the Sierra Club who called Trump's move a "publicity stunt."

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Coast Trail | Senate President Peter Courtney

OPB | March 29, 2017 noon

Oregon's longest serving lawmaker, Peter Courtney joins us for an extended interview. And we discuss an effort to complete the Oregon Coast Trail.

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Visitors To Oregon For Solar Eclipse Could Exceed 1 Million

The Register-Guard | March 27, 2017 8:03 a.m.

On Aug. 21, not long after the clock strikes 10 a.m. on the central Oregon Coast, the moon will blot out the sun, briefly turning day into night and warmth into coolness.

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Oregon State Parks Seek More Rangers, Money As Crowds Continue To Grow

Statesman Journal | March 18, 2017 8:29 p.m.

The number of Oregon state park rangers hasn’t changed much the past decade, officials said, leading to challenges in keeping parks clean and facilities up to date.

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Oregon's State Parks Shattered Attendance Records In 2016

Statesman Journal | March 5, 2017 9:40 a.m.

For the fourth year in a row, Oregon’s state park system attracted a record number of visitors.

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As Smith Rock Crowds Skyrocket, A New Plan Will Shape Park's Future

Statesman Journal | Jan. 20, 2017 8:21 a.m.

A sharp increase in visitors, which have almost doubled since 2010, has stretched the park to capacity. An update to the park's master plan will guide decisions into the future.

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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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Cape Kiwanda | Police Chief Mike Marshman | Tribes Protest Pipeline | School Bus Driver

OPB | Sept. 6, 2016 noon

We're exploring a variety of topics this hour: the collapse of a scenic Oregon  cliff; how officers are confronting gang violence  and homelessness in Portland; tribal reaction to a fossil fuel infrastructure; and school bus driving.

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Breaking The Rules: Visitors Misbehave As National Park Service Celebrates Centennial

AP | Aug. 28, 2016 9:20 a.m. | Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

From Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Canyon of Arizona, major parks are grappling with illegal camping, vandalism, theft of resources, wildlife harassment and other visitor misbehavior.

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OPB Politics Now: Trump Skips Oregon, Citizen Panel Endorses M97, And More

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 12:16 p.m.

Host Geoff Norcross is joined by OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, state political reporter Chris Lehman, and news director Anna Griffin.

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In Oklahoma, A National Park That Got Demoted

NPR | Aug. 9, 2016 4:37 p.m.

National parks are a big source of local pride, but about half the U.S. states don't have one. Oklahoma is among the park-less, but it wasn't always that way.

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National Parks Become Concert Halls To Celebrate Park Service's 100th Birthday

Northwest News Network | Aug. 2, 2016 10:09 a.m.

National parks will offer free admission on the final weekend of August in honor of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.

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Becoming American At The Edge Of Crater Lake

OPB/EarthFix | July 5, 2016 2:06 p.m. | Crater Lake National Park

Immigrants from all over the world took the Oath of Citizenship at the Fourth of July ceremony on a ridge high above the lake.

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Metro Puts Parks Levy Extension On November Ballot

Pamplin Media Group | July 5, 2016 7:22 a.m. | Portland

Portland area voters will be asked Nov. 8 to extend a tax levy to carry on the work called for in a regional parks and nature system plan.

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Road Sessions: Hey Marseilles

opbmusic | June 30, 2016 8 a.m.

Watch the band perform "Eyes On You" inside of a church in the ghost town of Golden, Oregon.

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First-Of-Its-Kind Somali Language Program Starts In North Portland

OPB | April 14, 2016 5:12 p.m. | Portland

A teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary School is teaching two Somali languages so children from different Somali communities can better learn what their parents and relatives speak.