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Racism In The Great Outdoors: Oregon's Natural Spaces Feel Off Limits To Black People

Not everyone has the same access to the Northwest's green spaces. Many Black people felt excluded and unwelcome from a hike in the forests, well before closures meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Neighborhood Groups Advocate For Sanctioned Homeless Camps

A coalition of North Portland neighborhood associations is pushing the city to create organized camps for people experiencing homelessness.

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Columbia River Gorge's Draw 'Double-Edged Sword,' Local Officials Say

Like ski resort towns and beachfront communities, outdoor recreation hub Skamania County questions how much it can rely on tourists this year.

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2 Southwest Washington Counties Near Oregon Border Approved To Start Reopening

In-person shopping, salons and restaurants will reopen, with limits, in two Washington counties along the Oregon border.

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Dozens Of Ways You Can Help NW Communities During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Many people are still finding safe ways to help those around them amid the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s how you can lend a hand to a neighbor in need.

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Immigrant Farmworkers Face Unique Challenges As Coronavirus Continues To Spread

The coronavirus has derailed millions of jobs, but farmworkers are still at work. That's because the federal government has designated food and agricultural a critical part of the nation's workforce.

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Pollution Regulators Deny Petition To Crack Down On Oregon’s Non-Road Diesel Emissions

Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission denied a petition Wednesday that would have regulated non-road diesel emissions as multiple programs are already working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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'Sounding The Alarm': Lawmakers Hear Of Dire Toll COVID-19 Is Having On Oregon

In its first hearing, a legislative committee addressing the pandemic heard a dizzying litany of challenges the state faces. 

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Oregon State Parks Sends Whale Watching Volunteers Home Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Thousands of people from around the world flock to the Oregon Coast to go whale watching each year, as nearly 25,000 gray whales migrate north along the coast toward Alaska. But now, Oregon State Parks have asked volunteers to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Puts Financial, Mental Strain On Gig Workers

Not everyone can work from home during the coronavirus pandemic.