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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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Oregon's EV Rebate Program Running Again For Lower-Income Car Buyers

Oregon will begin processing Charge Ahead rebate applications from lower income Oregonian drivers who purchase an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Proposed Bill Would Fully Reinstate Washington's Clean Air Rule

A House bill seeks to fully reinstate Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to cap carbon pollution in Washington by giving additional authority to the state Department of Ecology on who they can regulate.

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Sifting Sands: Volunteers Take On Microplastics At Oregon Coast

How do you clean all the sand on a beach? A group of volunteers didn’t do it grain by grain, but took on the task screen by screen.

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Sticker Shock: The Grid Is At Capacity For Solar Power In Parts Of Oregon

As Oregon's grid reaches its capacity to accept solar power in some parts of the state, rooftop solar customers are getting stuck with the bill for expensive upgrades.

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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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Recycling Is Down In Oregon. Advocates Blame Plastic.

Overall recycling rates in Oregon have steadily declined for the last several years, even as the amount of waste generated per person in the state has grown.

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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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Portland Company Builds First Of Its Kind Renewable Wave Energy Device

Portland manufacturing company Vigor completed the construction of an Ireland-based company's renewable wave energy device.

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PacifiCorp Plan To Move Away From Coal Exposes Deep Divide Among Western States

PacifiCorp’s new plan to cut coal and ramp up renewables has to bridge the gulf between Rocky Mountain states that produce and burn coal and West Coast states that are disowning it.