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A farmer sifts the soil of one of his dry fields.

Bitter Harvest: Klamath Basin farmers take stock of their losses

After an unprecedented shut-off of irrigation water in the Klamath Project, agriculture producers had to scramble to find water for their crops. While many used groundwater wells to make up at least some of the loss, the limits of that resource became clear.


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This 1911 house on Sherman street in Southeast Portland is scheduled for demolition. Neighbors worry the demolition will release toxic particles from the lead-based paint in the house.

Turkey Trouble | Lead Dust | Makers And Techs

We hear about turkey poop in eastern Oregon, lead dust from home demolitions, and an effort to bring creative types and technical types together in the Oregon startup world.






Clint Barber has owned Rhodes Supply since 1988. He says people buy a lot more bottled water these days than they used to — and a lot less soda pop.

On The Road: Pendleton To John Day – US Route 395

U.S. Route 395 runs from Los Angeles all the way north to the Canadian border. On its way through Oregon, 395 passes through three National Forests, several wildlife refuges, and numerous small towns that dot the Eastern Oregon landscape.




Halfway Calendar

Meet the calendar girls-slash-outdoors women of Halfway!

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