Some of the most popular hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge are inside the perimeter of the Eagle Creek wildfire. Officials say that means they’ll be closed for at least six months.
Oregon's governor and the head of the state police defended the state's legal marijuana industry in letters to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been hinting at a crackdown on states that have legalized cannabis in defiance of federal law.
News | Environment | Recreation | TechnologyKUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Mount Rainier National Park
Soon, there could be cell service at Mount Rainier National Park.
Oregon has licensed marijuana dealers in every county bordering the Pacific Ocean, with the highest number near the beach here in Lincoln County, state data show.
News | Environment | Recreation | localNorthwest News Network | July 27, 2017 4:20 p.m.
Outdoor recreation generates more than $3 billion in state and local tax revenue in the Northwest. That’s according to a report out this week from the Outdoor Industry Association.
Oregon's medical marijuana program appears to be dying on the vine as customers turn to recreational marijuana instead.
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.
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.
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.
News | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | NW Life | local | FoodOPB | 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.
News | Environment | Recreation | local | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
We talk about Ducks basketball, a proposed Office of Outdoor Recreation, and big news stories from the week.
Environment | NW Life | Recreation | localStatesman 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.
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.
News | NW Life | local | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.