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Can 'Moneyball' Fix How The West Manages Wildfire?

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The U.S. Forest Service and others have been saying for decades that we need to allow more wildfire on the landscape. But so far, we haven't practiced what we preach.

Were We Looking For D.B. Cooper In The Wrong Place All Along?

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The legend and theorizing about Northwest skyjacker D.B. Cooper just won’t die. A new documentary about the unsolved 1971 hijacking introduces a new twist to the tale.

Lightning Starts New Fires in Oregon, But Humans Are Still The Leading Cause

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Thunderstorms ignited more than 75 small wildfires in Southwest Oregon over the weekend, and firefighters expect more lightning in Southwest and Northeast Oregon Monday.

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'Are We Kidnapped?' Stories From Inside The Sheridan Detention Facility

Immigration lawyer Chelsea Strautman shares her story of gaining access to the detention facility in Sheridan. Strautman also discusses two of her four clients and their attempts for asylum. 

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Eugene Police ‘Bait Bike’ Program Keeps Thieves Guessing

Using high-tech tracking technology, Eugene police are able to leave bait bikes in high-crime areas or places where bicycles are likely to get stolen.

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4 Tweaks To Sell Southwest Washington Commuters On Portland Tolls

Oregon’s Transportation Commission is taking public input on a proposal that would implement tolls to reduce congestion on Interstates 5 and 205 through Portland. 

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Outgoing Oregon Poet Laureate Passes Baton To Portland Poet

Elizabeth Woody and Kim Stafford to be honored by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

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Bend Is Now Home To The Last Blockbuster Video Store In America

At its peak, Blockbuster Video had more than 9,000 stores. But starting next week, there will be only one left in America — and it's in Bend.

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Listen: OPB's 'Bundyville' Podcast

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From Longreads and Oregon Public Broadcasting, “Bundyville” is a seven-part series chronicling the rise, fall and resurgence of the Bundy family, the armed uprisings they inspired and the fight over the future of the American West.

Listen: The OPB Politics Now Podcast

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OPB Politics Now dives deep into the hottest political topics of the week, offering the scoop on candidates and issues affecting the Pacific Northwest.