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Oregon Geology Study Shows Portland Metro Landslide Hazards

A new lidar-based landslide inventory across the Portland area show more than 7,000 past landslides — 10 times as many as research teams mapped after 1996-97 storms.

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Climbers Face Another Frustrating Setback On Mount St. Helens Website

For the second time this month, things did not go as planned for Mount St. Helens permit buyers. 

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Federal Judge Declines To Dismiss Charges From Malheur Occupation

A federal judge in Portland declined Monday to dismiss any of the five counts against an FBI Special Agent. Joseph Astarita is charged with lying about firing his gun during the 2016 Malheur Occupation. 

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Northwest Coastal Wetlands Won't Survive High Sea Level Rise

As sea level rises over the next century coastal wetlands in the Northwest will change – and many will disappear totally.

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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.