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Winds, Rain Wallop Oregon And Washington, Knocking Out Power


High winds and heavy rains knocked out power to 17,000 people in northwestern Oregon, and winter warnings went into effect in western Washington.

This Pesticide Poisons Kids, But It's Still Sprayed On Washington Orchards


A court battle is raging over whether or not the EPA should ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. In the meantime, Pacific Northwest farmers keep using it.

Survivors Healing, Seeking Accountability 1 Year After Amtrak Cascades Derailment

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Nearly one year after a deadly Amtrak Cascades derailment in Washington, some of the seriously injured are still healing. And the courts are just beginning to deal with the lawsuits stemming from the crash.

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The Governor Who Couldn’t Vote: Why History Forgot Oregon’s 1st Female Head Of State

America’s first female governor served in Oregon three years before women in the state gained the right to vote. But history has largely forgotten her. That wasn’t an accident.

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Oregon Sen. Wyden Calls For 911-Like Suicide Prevention Number

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden asked the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to create a three-digit phone number for those thinking about taking their lives or in need of mental health support.

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After DOJ Advice, Dennis Richardson Won't Send Deputy To Meetings In His Place

The Oregon secretary of state said in October that Deputy Secretary of State Leslie Cummings would vote in his place while he received cancer treatment.

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Atmospheric River Headed To Oregon And Southwest Washington

Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast Monday and Tuesday for Oregon and southwest Washington.

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A Toxic Pesticide Once Targeted For A Ban Was Probably Sprayed On Your Christmas Tree

The Trump administration decided not to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Records show it continues to sicken people.

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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.

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