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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.

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Oregon's Healthcare System Braces For The Coronavirus Surge

Oregon's healthcare system is ill-prepared for the thousands of patients who could need hospital care as the coronavirus gets worse, clinicians and experts warn.

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Pesticide Regulation Still Uncertain After GOP Walkout Prevents Vote

As a bill to phase out the pesticide chlorpyrifos fails to make it through the short session, an Oregon Department of Agriculture workgroup will resume consideration of possible limits on its use.

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Large Swaths Of The Northwest Deal With Flooding And High Water

Heavy rain and melting snowpack have turned creeks into torrents, forcing the evacuations of communities and livestock across both Oregon and Washington.

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Milwaukie Becomes 1st City In Oregon To Declare A Climate Emergency

Milwaukie has become the first city in Oregon to declare a climate emergency. Its resolution calls for more rapid action on reducing carbon and for the city to become carbon neutral by 2045.

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Hood River Lifts Boil Water Advisory After City Water Main Leak

Residents in Hood River can safely drink water again. The City of Hood River lifted its boil water advisory at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after a water main leak had affected downtown residents and businesses since Sunday evening.

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Oregon Task Force To Tackle The Use Of Controversial Pesticide

After federal and state lawmakers failed to ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos, Oregon’s Department of Agriculture has its own advisory committee to consider the options.