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This Pesticide Poisons Kids, But It's Still Sprayed On Washington Orchards

A court battle is raging over whether or not the EPA should ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. In the meantime, Pacific Northwest farmers keep using it.

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Gov. Inslee Proposes Big Boost In Washington Spending, New Taxes

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a $10 billion increase in state spending over the next two years to maintain current services and fund new priorities, including mental health and orca recovery.

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Survivors Healing, Seeking Accountability 1 Year After Amtrak Cascades Derailment

Nearly one year after a deadly Amtrak Cascades derailment in Washington, some of the seriously injured are still healing. And the courts are just beginning to deal with the lawsuits stemming from the crash.

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Merkley Visits Tent Encampments At Border, Says They Need 'To Be Shut Down'

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley says tent encampments holding migrant children for immigration violations along the U.S.-Mexico border need to be shut down.


After Campus Murder, Kaylee's Law Would Limit Security Guard Powers

Central Oregon Community College made changes after a campus guard killed a student. Now, Bend police say the college is bungling crime reports, and women pay the price. 

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Dispute Between Wyden And Walden Threatens Wildfire And Wilderness Bills

Two of Oregon’s most powerful politicians are locked in a dispute that threatens wildfire and wilderness legislation as time ticks down on the lame-duck congressional session.

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'OPB Politics Now:' Combating Sexual Harassment In Oregon, Washington Legislatures

Legislators in Oregon and Washington promise to clean up their act next year when it comes to combating sexual harassment in their own ranks.  

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A Toxic Pesticide Once Targeted For A Ban Was Probably Sprayed On Your Christmas Tree

The Trump administration decided not to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Records show it continues to sicken people.

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7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration And Shock In US Border Patrol Custody

The girl's death underscores the crisis precipitated by large groups of families seeking asylum where there are inadequate facilities to detain them.