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LONGVIEW, Wash. — Pacific County, Wahkiakum County and the Naselle-Grays River School District have joined a lawsuit against the Washington Department of Natural Resources to challenge the age…

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Snowpacks in Oregon and Washington have rebounded significantly over the last two weeks thanks to recent winter storms that have dumped several feet of fresh mountain snow.

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SALEM — The Oregon state legislature’s short session begins Feb. 3, with lawmakers planning to resurrect climate legislation after last session’s controversial “cap-and-trade” proposal failed.

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TIERRA DEL MAR — A battle playing out in Oregon is pitting residents of a tiny coastal town with no stoplights or cellphone service against one of the world’s biggest tech companies.

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Burning issue: Growth in wildland-urban interface challenges fire managers, local planners

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Motorists should be extra careful on Oregon highways over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend with a forecast calling for windy, cold temperatures throughout the Willamette Valley and a chance o…

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SALEM — Most of the farm and forest properties made available for development in Oregon under a decade-old ballot initiative haven’t yet been subdivided, according to state land use regulators.

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SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown’s Council on Wildfire Response on Tuesday released recommendations on how to spend $4 billion it says is need to improve the state’s response to catastrophic wildfires.

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A group of retired foresters backed by the timber industry filed three initiative petitions this week looking to counter what they say are “radical anti-forestry ballot initiatives being pursu…

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SALEM — Tucked away inside a vault within the Oregon Department of State Lands sits several safes.

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David Alport’s retail cannabis shop is neat as a pin. The glass counters at north Portland’s Bridge City Collective gleam, and the products are carefully positioned. The only unusual note is a…

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It’s been nearly four years since Linn County and 150 other counties and taxing districts filed a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit against Oregon and the state Department of Forestry.

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The Oregon Department of Education has released its At-A-Glance Profiles for schools and districts — brief dashboard summaries of how schools are doing, with data on attendance, student achiev…

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SALEM — A third Oregon union says it won’t endorse or contribute to primary campaigns for legislators who voted for reforms to the state’s costly public pension system earlier this year.

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Wildlife biologists successfully placed a GPS collar on a juvenile wolf from the Indigo group in Western Oregon, seeking to learn more about the movements and territory of packs in the region.

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SALEM — A state council formed to improve Oregonians’ access to government records has endorsed a slate of reforms to make the state’s public records advocate more independent from political i…

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The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Council of Agricultural Employers say proposed changes to the H-2A-visa agricultural guestworker program could increase, not decrease, labor costs.

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Cathy Markin is a lung doctor at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. In 2011, she had a 42-year-old patient who came to her with serious breathing problems. She had suffered from a cou…

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Oregon’s public record’s advocate on Friday urged her role be made explicitly independent from the governor’s office, following allegations attorneys for Gov. Kate Brown attempted to unduly in…

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New research at Portland State University says climate change is decreasing the amount of snow in the Pacific Northwest. And that has implications for water resources in the region.

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A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck at 8:02 a.m. on Thursday, Sep. 5 about 192 miles off the southern Oregon Coast near Bandon, west of Coos Bay, according to the United States Geological Servic…

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Gov. Kate Brown trimmed her veto list down to just two line-item vetoes on Friday, the deadline for the governor to decide which if any bills to kill after the 2019 session.

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The Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled in June and is expected to be at normal temperatures in a month or two, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday.

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To highlight the availability of summer food programs around the state, Governor Kate Brown has issued a proclamation making July 15-19 Summer Meals Week in Oregon. While more than 300,000 chi…

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SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is reminding boaters and other waterway users in the Pacific Northwest area to be safe and cautious during the expected busy Fourth of July weekend.

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SALEM — Twenty-seven senators gathered at 9 a.m. Saturday to lay to rest House Bill 2020, the 2019 Legislature’s controversial attempt to address climate change.

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SALEM — The Legislature has repealed a nearly 25-year-old law prohibiting new schools, hospitals, jails and police and fire stations from being built in the state’s tsunami inundation zone.

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SALEM — The political standoff over a plan to cap carbon emissions in Oregon has left the Legislature listing toward its final deadline at the end of the month.