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Turmoil Marks Zinke's 1st Year In Charge Of Interior Department

Critics say Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has curbed outside input into how public land is used and elevated corporate interests above safeguarding treasured sites. But energy and mining companies, as well as Republicans, praise the moves as a welcomed departure from Obama-era policies.

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Astoria Will Discuss Selling Off Park Land

The Astoria City Council, looking to free up an overburdened Parks and Recreation Department, will discuss the potential sale of park land.

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Endangered Lily Still Faces Challenges On Oregon's South Coast

There’s a flower growing in the swampy bogs of the Southern Oregon coast that’s facing extinction.

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A Mount St. Helens Resort Faces A Different Kind Of Danger

Spirit Lake could push through the ash, rock and soil around it — especially in the event of a major earthquake — threatening highways and bridges and 50,000 residents below with catastrophic flooding

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Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide Has Washington Town On High Alert

A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway.

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The Bundys Go Free In Nevada — And Their Dismissal Reverberates Across Oregon

A federal judge in Nevada Monday dismissed the criminal indictment against the Bundy family and one of their key supporters, dealing federal prosecutors and federal land management agencies an embarrassing rebuke.

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Rural Counties Watch Closely As Douglas County Considers Rezoning Farm Land

Supporters and opponents of the proposal both say it could set a precedent for land use in rural counties. 

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5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

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Study: Oregon's State Parks Contributed $1B To Local Economy In 2016

A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department finds visitors to the state's parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2016.

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Portland's 'Secret Garden' About To Get Upgrades

One would be hard-pressed to find a Portlander who hasn't heard of the International Rose Test Garden or the Japanese Garden at Washington Park. But far fewer are aware of the lush, historical Leach Botanical Garden on Portland's east side.