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Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns

We’re not getting nearly enough prescribed fire on the ground to restore forests and manage the risk of severe wildfire. Oregon's new smoke rules are intended to change that trend.

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Oregon Lawmakers Consider New Bill To Regulate Diesel Pollution

Oregon lawmakers are considering another bill that aims to regulate diesel pollution by phasing out older, more polluting trucks.

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Big Crowd Turns Out In Portland For Youth Climate Action Rally

Portland students joined the worldwide demonstration Friday to call on leaders to do something about climate change.

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Bullseye Glass Closing Downtown Portland Gallery

The company, which just settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit, says the closing is a cost-cutting measure.

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Oregon Legislature Treads Carefully Toward Pricing Carbon

Oregon lawmakers are taking up legislation that would make Oregon the second state after California to adopt an economy-wide cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions.

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Bullseye Glass Reaches $6.5M Settlement In Class Action Lawsuit

Bullseye Glass has announced a $6.5 million settlement with plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the company.

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Portland, FBI Met This Month To Discuss Withdrawal From Terrorism Task Force

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler held talks with the FBI this month to discuss how to handle the city’s withdrawal from the Joint Terrorism Task Force, public records released by the mayor’s office show.

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'Smoke Refugees' Could Get Disaster Aid

Local health officials said they support a new bill by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden that would allow Southern Oregonians to have their hotel stays covered when they flee wildfire smoke.

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PPS Clears The Air For New Middle School At Harriet Tubman Building

As Portland school officials toured Harriet Tubman Middle School, they marveled at the new science labs, a dance studio and the air handler.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Cancels Popular Green Show

Hazardous smoke from wildfires has cost the Oregon Shakespeare Festival about $2 million in losses so far and has prompted the festival to cancel its Green Show performances for the rest of the season.