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Climate Change Has Some Willamette Valley Farmers Adapting An Ancient Way To Grow Food

As the climate gets warmer, farmers in the Willamette Valley are testing an agricultural technique called dry farming. Instead of irrigating crops, they rely on the moisture stored in the soil.

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Portland Named As A Finalist In Global Climate Action Awards

Portland's Crystal Springs Creek Restoration Project has been named a finalist for a prestigious global award that recognizes cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership.

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Hunting And Fishing To Expand On 77 National Wildlife Refuges

In an effort to increase recreational access on public lands, the Trump administration is expanding new hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 1.4 million acres nationwide.

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Oregon's New Timber Unity Group Seeks To Recall Coastal Democrat

In a filing this week, the group accuses Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell, D-Astoria, of supporting policies that would kill jobs in her coastal district. 

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Confederated Tribes Of Grand Ronde Purchase Former Paper Mill In Willamette Falls

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde finalized their purchase of the former Blue Heron paper mill site at Willamette Falls on Wednesday.

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Columbia River Gorge Commission Rejects Mining Operation Within Scenic Area

A two-state commission has reversed a Clark County decision to allow rock crushing and other mining activity within the western edge of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Oregon Governor Preserves Dam Money, Irrigation Bill At Veto Deadline

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown decided not to veto money for a dam project in Newport nor a bill easing ditch-clearing rules for irrigators.

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Mild NW Fire Season Could Blow Up As Fuels Dry Out Later This Summer

The wildfire season so far has been relatively mild as far as large fires and region-wide smoke inundation go. But that could change in late summer and early fall.

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Judge Says He'll Rule On Hammonds Grazing Allotments In July

On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon extended a  temporary restraining order until July 17 to allow for more evidence. 

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Southern Oregon Turns Out To Weigh In On Controversial LNG Project

A sense of deja vu permeated a hearing Wednesday in Medford, where opponents and supporters of the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project gave testimony to federal regulators.