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The Estacada Timber Festival Brings Out Local Competition

OPB | July 4, 2017 5:36 p.m. | Estacada, Oregon

Longtime logging competitors meet up once again on the Fourth of July for the Estacada Timber Festival.

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Portland Approves $50 Million Soccer Stadium Expansion

OPB | June 21, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve an expansion of Providence Park Stadium, home to the Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns. 

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Judge: Federal Laws Don’t Shield Oregon From Timber Lawsuit

Capital Press | June 9, 2017 10:10 a.m.

Federal environmental laws don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit that alleges insufficient logging.

Portland Approves Permit For Nation's First All-Wood High-Rise

AP | June 7, 2017 9:54 a.m. | Portland

Officials in Oregon have approved construction permits for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation.

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Josephine County Public Safety | Portland Police Search | Author Blake Nelson

OPB | May 22, 2017 noon

Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.

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Oregon Timber Counties Struggle To Fund Basic Services As Federal Support Dries Up

AP | May 9, 2017 7:25 a.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

Nearly 30 years after environmental protections slashed logging in federal forests, Oregon counties that thrived on timber revenues for decades are struggling to provide basic services.

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Trump Administration To Impose 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber

NPR | April 25, 2017 4:18 a.m.

In a dispute that dates back decades, the Trump administration announced it will levy a 20 percent tariff on imports of softwood lumber from Canada, which is used primarily in housing construction.

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Oregon Drops Several Defenses In $1.4 Billion Timber Lawsuit

Capital Press | April 21, 2017 2:21 p.m.

Last year, Linn County filed a lawsuit accusing Oregon of violating contracts with 15 counties by reducing logging on about 650,000 acres of forestland the counties had donated to the state.

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Northwest Lumber Producers Watching Canada Closely

OPB | March 6, 2017 2:06 p.m.

A long-standing trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada over softwood lumber is heating up again.

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Timbers Open Season With 5-1 Rout Of Minnesota

AP | March 4, 2017 9:30 a.m. | Portland

Disappointed at the way last season ended, the Portland Timbers moved on with a decisive win over the expansion Minnesota United.

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Timbers' Borchers Announces Retirement

AP | Feb. 3, 2017 11:22 a.m. | Portland

The Timbers announced Borchers' retirement on Friday, but said he would stay with Portland as part of the broadcast and community relations teams.

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Freddy Adu Will Join Preseason Practice With Timbers

AP | Jan. 25, 2017 12:43 p.m. | Portland

When he was 14, Adu was the No. 1 pick in the 2004 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, going to D.C. United. He is the youngest player to score a goal in league history.

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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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A War, The Chainsaw And The 2nd Great Cutting Of The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

Winning World War II depended on raw materials. One such resource grew tall and green in the Pacific Northwest. From our series 'Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.'

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Will Our Future High-Rises Be Made Of Wood?

OPB | Sept. 18, 2016 1:07 p.m. | Portland

Lever Architecture completes the nation's first cross-laminated timber building and clears designs for an 11-story tower, positioning Oregon at the forefront of a new, green technology.

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Crook County Rejects Controversial Natural Resources Plan

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016 12:41 p.m. | Prineville, Oregon

Crook County leaders voted 2-1 to reject the natural resource plan submitted by a local political action committee.

News | Think Out Loud

Springwater Corridor Sweeps | UO Architecture Win | How To Raise Boys

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 noon

We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.

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Lawsuits Target Controversial Forest Plan For Western Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 9, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The plans will govern how some Oregon forests are managed for the coming decades.

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BLM Plan For Western Oregon Forests Draws Timber Lawsuits

Statesman Journal | Aug. 9, 2016 7:09 a.m.

Loggers and environmentalists wasted little time challenging the updated plan for federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon.

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Oregon Timber Harvest Slips For 2nd Consecutive Year

OPB | July 25, 2016 9:42 a.m. | Portland

Before the great recession, Oregon was producing about 4 billion board feet of lumber a year. That dropped after the recession as people stopped building houses.