Wind turbines are pictured in the Columbia River Gorge on June 3, 2011.

Wind turbines are pictured in the Columbia River Gorge on June 3, 2011.

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  • What is kratom? Why is the drug so easy to purchase online and at smoke shops across Oregon? We sit down with Oregon Poison Center Medical Director Rob Hendrickson to learn about the history, science and medical impact of kratom.

 

  

 

  

  • Sherman County, Oregon rakes in $6-to-$7 million each year from nearly 600 wind energy turbines. We speak with a retired Sherman County judge about how the extra income for landowners and residents has transformed the local economy.

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