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Northwest Tribes Call For Removal Of Lower Columbia River Dams

The Yakama Nation  called Monday for the removal of three lower Columbia River dams, in an effort to save salmon and preserve First Nations’ culture.

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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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Oregon Governor’s Council Projects Big Bill To Manage Wildfire

The Governor's Council on Wildfire Response estimates the state will need $4 billion in funding to reduce wildfire risks through actions such as logging overstocked forestland.

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Portland Neighborhood Rejects Annexation To Lake Oswego After Contentious Special Election

Clackamas County officials say the results will not officially be certified until there’s an opportunity for voters to contest four challenged ballots. But with a tally of 240 no-votes to 145 yes-votes, the voters’ rebuke of annexation won’t change.

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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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Environmental Scrutiny Could Be Reduced For Projects On Public Forests

The new rules would streamline the approval process for forest projects that are "essentially similar" to others that have already been analyzed under federal environmental law.

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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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Residents Say Columbia Gorge Mine Violates Scenic Area Act

Residents of Washougal, Washington, say a controversial mine is disrupting their neighborhood’s peace and quiet and violating the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act.

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Coos Sheriff Acknowledges Monitoring Of Fossil Fuel Project Opponents

Law enforcement in Southwest Oregon have for several years been monitoring the activities of activists fighting the Jordan Cove natural gas infrastructure project.

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Tribes Of Warm Springs Accuse North Oregon Ranch Of Causing 2017 Wildfire

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs say the ranchers’ “inattentive” operation of the harvester – along with a faulty machine design – caused sparks to jump from the equipment, causing the wildfire.