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Portland Settles Utility Lawsuit Alleging Improper Spending For $10 Million

The city of Portland has reached a $10 million settlement in a long-running lawsuit alleging misspending of ratepayer dollars by the city’s water and sewer bureaus.

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5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

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Frogs, Fish And Farmers Feel Out Compromise On Deschutes River

With Central Oregon’s booming population growth, water is an increasingly important resource. And on the Upper Deschutes River, scarce water has become a big problem for wildlife and river habitat.

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Human Feet Still Washing Up In Pacific Northwest, But Don't Panic

For years, human feet have been bobbing ashore in Washington state and British Columbia. Last week another was found on Vancouver Island. No foul play has ever been uncovered.

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Oregon State Geologist: Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline Analysis Inadequate

The concerns about the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove processing terminal were outlined in a letter by Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Director and State Geologist Brad Avy.

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Ocean Trash: What You Need To Know

Here’s what you need to know about the trash that’s piling up on Pacific Northwest beaches and around the world’s oceans.

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Report: Hanford Tank Waste Will Take Longer To Treat, And Cost More

A new report about the radioactive tank waste at Hanford says the cleanup could take decades longer and cost billions more than estimated.

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US To Enter Into Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation In 2018

The U.S. Department of State and the Canadian government announced Thursday that formal renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty will begin in early 2018.

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EPA Targeting Portland Superfund Site For 'Immediate, Intense' Attention

The EPA announced Friday that it has listed the Portland Harbor Superfund Site as one of 21 sites it plans to target.

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Puget Sound's Endangered Orcas Compete With Seals, Sea Lions For Salmon

Competition with other marine mammals for the same food may be a bigger problem than fishing, at least in recent years, for southern resident killer whales that spend time in Washington state's Puget Sound, a new study suggests.