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Bull trout.

A new plan to eradicate invasive trout in an Eastern Oregon forest

This summer, a new plan will be put to action to address the invasive brook trout in High Lake and Lake Creek. We'll hear from the Burns Paiute Tribe's fishery program manager on the details of the plan and the damage this trout has caused.

State report shows wage gaps persist in Oregon government

In 2017, Oregon passed a law that was aimed at reducing wage disparities for employees performing the same work. Years later, a report from Oregon’s audit division found that wage gaps in government positions still remain.

Jefferson High School dancers win national award

Students from North Portland’s Jefferson High School made history earlier this month. Two members of the Jefferson Dancers won awards for choreography at the National High School Dance Festival. It was the first time any school won top honors for two different pieces.

A humpback whale calf off the Atlantic coast.

Court rules National Marine Fisheries Service must protect Humpback whales

Last week a federal judge ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service can no longer continue to issue permits for the incidental take of humpback whales when they get tangled in sablefish pot gear off the West coast. The lawsuit was filed by the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity.

Oregon faces holes in mental health services

For too many Oregonians, having a mental illness or substance use problem means repeated failed attempts to get help, and then experience a crisis: an emergency department visit, isolation in a jail cell, or an involuntary stay at the state’s overwhelmed psychiatric hospital. OPB health reporter Amelia Templeton talked to experts throughout the state to learn about several of the most pressing elements of the crisis — and about promising strategies to address them.

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