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Oregon Emergency Director To Visit Flooded Counties After Declining To Declare A Disaster

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Local and tribal officials in eastern Oregon are pushing for Gov. Brown to declare a state of emergency to help pay for the aftermath of extensive flooding. 

On Earth Day, Oregon House Shoots Down Proposed Plastic Foam Ban

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The bill appeared to have just enough support to pass the Oregon House. Then a veteran Democrat changed his vote.

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Protesters Arrested At Zenith Oil Terminal

Police arrest 11 protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion Portland, which built a small garden that blocked Zenith Energy's Portland railroad terminal.

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Is There Room For Hydrogen-Powered Cars In A Future That Looks Electric?

Fifteen years after the idea of a great "hydrogen highway" from Canada to Mexico was initially floated, it may finally be gaining steam.

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Will A Slow Start For PNW Potato Farmers Lead To The French Fry Apocalypse?

A winter of record snowfall means potato farmers in the Pacific Northwest are getting their spuds in the ground later than ever. Could that lead to national french fry shortages this summer?

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Immigrants Could Be Denied Citizenship Based On Cannabis Involvement

People who work in the cannabis industry or people who have had a conviction involving possession or used could be denied citizenship based on this “moral character” judgement.  

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His Son Died In Jail. Seeking Change, He Found An Ally In The Man Who Now Runs It.

In 2015, 25-year-old Keaton Farris died naked, dehydrated and malnourished in a Whidbey Island jail cell. His grieving father went looking for answers and forged a surprising bond with the jail's new chief.

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