Fort Lewis was established in 1917 for Northwest army recruits to train to fight in World War I. In the century since, the land surrounding the base has been taken over by agriculture and urban sprawl. It joined with U.S. Air Force's McChord Air Force Base in 2010 to become Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Fort Lewis was established in 1917 for Northwest army recruits to train to fight in World War I. In the century since, the land surrounding the base has been taken over by agriculture and urban sprawl. It joined with U.S. Air Force’s McChord Air Force Base in 2010 to become Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Boland and Parish

  • A small Oregon town on the border with Idaho voted to legalize recreational marijuana shops last week. Ontario will now be the closest legal cannabis to Boise, Idaho, and city planners expect the vote to have a big economic impact on the town. Town manager Adam Brown tells us what the town has been doing to plan for changes.
  • This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. What did that war mean for Oregon? We’ll get a history lesson from Christopher McKnight Nichols, director of the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities.

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