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Oregon Coastal Town Takes On Facebook Over Company's Undersea Cable

A battle playing out in Oregon is pitting residents of a tiny coastal town with no stoplights or cellphone service against one of the world's biggest tech companies.

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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.

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A New Type Of Hunter Could Be The Key To Funding Conservation

Hunters fund conservation efforts. Public lands are often prime hunting ground. But with the number of hunters on the decline, stakeholders are banking on attracting a different type of hunter to fund needed conservation efforts.

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5 Arrested As Environmental Activists Block Shipping Dock At Port Of Vancouver

Five people were arrested after the environmental activist groups Portland Rising Tide and Mosquito Fleet blocked a ship from docking at the Port of Vancouver. 

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Metro Bond Measure Aims To Improve Natural Areas In The Region

If passed, the Metro measure 26-203 would authorize $475 million towards things like purchasing land to restore wildlife habitats and improving and completing community parks and trails.

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What Does It Take To Get A New Apple Variety To Market? A Lot. And Cosmic Crisp Shows It.

After more than 20 years of development, the Cosmic Crisp apple is finally ready for the market.

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Portland Officials Say Mandatory Retrofitting Won't Be In New Committee Recommendations

In a stark break from previous thinking on the topic, council members said they don’t predict the work group will come back with a policy that mandates owners retrofit their buildings.