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Nearly 93,000 Oregonians Filed New Unemployment Claims Last Week

Oregonians are among the jaw-dropping 10 million Americans who've already lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Oregon Ski Areas Cease Operations, Reversing Plans To Keep Slopes Open During Coronavirus

Oregon ski areas planning to stay open have decided to cease operations starting Sunday and continuing for a week in response to the rapidly escalating coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump Pledged To Boost Oregon's Timber Industry. Little Has Changed In 4 Years.

In May 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump told a Eugene rally that he would rejuvenate Oregon’s timber industry. Under President Trump, the timber industry is still seeing a steady decline in jobs and active mills.

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Jordan Cove Decision Delayed By Feds After Oregon Denies Key Permit

Another federal regulatory delay on the Jordan Cove energy and pipeline project in southwest Oregon comes after Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and Development denied a key permit.

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BLM Proposes 11,000 Miles Of Fuel Breaks To Combat Great Basin Wildfires

The Bureau of Land Management announced a proposal Friday that would fund up to 11,000 miles of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort to better control wildfires.

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How The Big Oregon Timber Deal Came Together, And How It Could Fall Apart

This week started off on a celebratory note in Salem, but the good feelings didn't last long. 

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Staff Picks: The Most Important Stories OPB Reported 2019

We've chased wild horses, explored a trade war's impact on the Northwest and investigated the Oregon foster care system's failures. Here are OPB's most important stories of 2019.

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Study Finds Not Logging Some Northwest Forests Could Offset Climate Change

A new study finds some Northwest forests have a lot of potential to capture carbon and offset climate change if they’re preserved and not logged.

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National, Local Legal Advocates File Lawsuit In Portland Against Trump Administration

The federal lawsuit, filed in Portland, is asking a judge to declare the current immigration court system is illegal, due to its "weaponization" against asylum-seekers.

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Trump Administration Accused Of Ignoring Public Input Through Its Revamp Of Lands Councils

The changes to the rural advisory councils in Oregon and other western states are part of a shift in public lands philosophy and policy by the Trump administration.