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Oregon Celebrates 50 Years Of Beach Bill

Statesman Journal | July 6, 2017 11:07 a.m.

Oregon's Beach Bill, signed in 1967, guarantees unrestricted public access to the state's beaches.

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How Oregon Incorporates New Medical Marijuana Science

OPB | May 23, 2017 11 a.m. | Portland

After 20 years, Oregon still struggles to regulate medical marijuana and respond to new science.

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Medical Marijuana Sales In Oregon Plummeting As Recreational Sales Increase

OPB | May 23, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Oregon's medical marijuana program appears to be dying on the vine as customers turn to recreational marijuana instead.

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20 Years On, Oregon Still Imposes Strict Limits On Medical Claims For Marijuana

OPB | May 23, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

After almost 20 years, the medical benefits of marijuana remain unclear — and businesses must steer clear of medical claims.

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Oregon Has Yet To Distribute Tax Revenue From Marijuana Sales

AP | May 8, 2017 6:33 a.m. | Portland

Tax money collected from Oregon's legal marijuana sales has been a rare bright spot as lawmakers fight over how to fill a $1.6 billion budget deficit. But none of that tax revenue has been distributed to its intended recipients.

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A Hike In The Sky: The Path To Maya Lin's Sandy River Bird Blind

OPB | April 28, 2017 12:05 p.m.

The Confluence Project's monument to species, placed amid a restored Sandy River Delta. 

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Report: Medical Marijuana Patients Outspent Recreational Users 3-To-1 Last Year

Statesman Journal | April 26, 2017 10:26 a.m.

Despite increasing access to recreational marijuana, medical patients still made up a sizable portion of the market for cannabis in the U.S. last year, spending three times more money on the crop than recreational users, according to a report from New Frontier Data.

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The Origins Of 4/20, Marijuana's Highest Holiday

AP | April 20, 2017 7:33 a.m. | Seattle

The origins of the date, and the term "420" generally, were long murky. But in recent years, a consensus has emerged around the most credible explanation: that it started with a group of buddies from San Rafael High School in California.

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Washington Beaches Open For Razor Clam Season

OPB | April 12, 2017 1:49 p.m.

Local razor clams are headed for Oregon and Washington tables soon. The season has been closed all year along the coast due to high levels of the naturally occurring neurotoxin domoic acid. 

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Biking In Portland's Forest Park Draws Attention To Off-road Cycling Plan

OPB | April 3, 2017 noon | Portland

Two representatives of the city's Off-Road Cycling Master Plan spoke to OPB's "Think Out Loud" about the proposal's benefits, but others have concerns about more biking in Forest Park.

News | Think Out Loud

Ducks In Final Four | Office Of Outdoor Recreation | News Roundtable

OPB | March 31, 2017 noon

We talk about Ducks basketball, a proposed Office of Outdoor Recreation, and big news stories from the week.

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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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What Does A Trump Administration Mean For Legal Marijuana?

Jefferson Public Radio | Nov. 27, 2016 12:45 p.m.

Analysts say the legal cannabis industry is projected to approach a $22 billion economic impact by 2020. But many in the industry are worried a Donald Trump administration could shut it down and undo the progress made under President Obama's tenure.

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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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Cricket Finds A Home In An Oregon Farmer's Field

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 6 a.m. | Banks, Oregon

Tucked into less visible pockets of Oregon, a cricket league has blossomed, connecting a group of Oregonians who grew up with the game.

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Portland Heat No Match For PDX Adult Soapbox Derby

OPB | Aug. 20, 2016 2:27 p.m. | Portland

The 2016 PDX Adult Soapbox Derby tore through Mount Tabor Park in Southeast Portland Saturday, where temperatures reached the mid-90s.

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Fire To Keep Blue Pool Closed Until Late August

Statesman Journal | Aug. 9, 2016 4:11 p.m.

A popular segment of the McKenzie River Trail will remain closed for three to four more weeks due to the smoldering Blue Top Fire, officials said on Tuesday.

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Hiking Portland's Wildwood Trail In 5 Parts

OPB | July 19, 2016 12:20 p.m. | Portland

Tucked into the northwest corner of Portland, the Wildwood Trail weaves for more than 30 miles through Forest Park. Here's how to hike the historic path in five parts.

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Oregon Man Rescued After 40-Foot Fall Near Sandy River

AP | July 16, 2016 4:36 p.m. | Sandy, Oregon

Fire crews have rescued a man who injured himself after he slipped and fell about 40 feet down a steep embankment in a remote area of the Sandy River.

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The Photo That Helped Save Opal Creek

Statesman Journal | July 15, 2016 3:23 p.m.

A 1989 photo of a waterfall on Opal Creek spurred action by national environmental groups to protect what is now officially the Opal Creek Wilderness and Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area.