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OSU researchers develop tool to assess landslide risk

OSU researchers develop tool to assess landslide riskHow stable is the land beneath your home?
  • Green
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Oregon GMO Measure 92 headed for recount

Oregon GMO Measure 92 headed for recountTallies of the last remaining ballots show an Oregon measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods lost by only 809 votes and is headed for an automatic recount.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Green

First all-electric cab service planned for Portland

First all-electric cab service planned for PortlandPretty soon the Tesla Model S may be your taxi.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
Health

Wash. to sue over Hanford nuclear site's tank vapors

Wash. to sue over Hanford nuclear site's tank vaporsWashington plans to sue the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor to protect workers from hazardous vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site.
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
Green

Stormwater could kill salmon, but 'rain gardens' help

Stormwater could kill salmon, but 'rain gardens' helpAlarming new research about the relationship between storm water runoff and salmon shows that all the rainwater that washes off our roads and highways may be killing the fish.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
Green

Study: Virus killed millions of sea stars on West Coast

Study: Virus killed millions of sea stars on West CoastScientists have isolated a virus they are pretty sure is causing the mysterious disease that has killed millions of sea stars.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
Life

Tips for winterizing your home before cold weather hits

Tips for winterizing your home before cold weather hitsWe all know it's coming. And the experts say we'd better be ready for it.
  • Life
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Green

Opposition shuts down Oregon beach smoking ban

Opposition shuts down Oregon beach smoking banA plan to ban smoking on Oregon's beaches that ran into substantial opposition has been shelved.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Green

Landslide season starts early in Oregon

Landslide season starts early in Oregon"This is an early start to the landslide season," said Scott Burns, a geology professor at Portland State University.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Vancouver

Vancouver residents want wildlife area cleaned up

Vancouver residents want wildlife area cleaned upIt's a dirty problem that many Vancouver resident say needs to be cleaned up: Illegal dumping at a State wildlife area.
  • Vancouver
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Features

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in WestThe National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.
  • Features
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Shred Day at KGW Friday, Nov. 7

Shred Day at KGW Friday, Nov. 7Shred Day is back, and you can get rid of your documents for free on Friday, Nov. 7.
  • News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Green

Washington businesses push for climate change action

Washington businesses push for climate change actionDozens of Washington state businesses such as REI, Microsoft Corp. and Virginia Mason are calling for action to tackle climate change.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Green

Restoration project brings salmon back to Portland park

Restoration project brings salmon back to Portland parkA celebration at a Portland park will have extra meaning because along with a major restoration of the park the creek that runs though it is healthier too.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Oregon GMO measure poised to set spending record

Oregon GMO measure poised to set spending recordA ballot measure that would require labels on genetically engineered foods is poised to reach an Oregon spending record.
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  • 2 months ago
Green

Watch for Japanese transponders on Oregon coast

Watch for Japanese transponders on Oregon coastScientists are asking Oregon beachcombers and anglers to watch for bright orange transponders on the shore.
  • Green
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power plan

Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power planA utility has pulled the plug on a project that would have tested generating electricity from tidal waters flowing in and out of Puget Sound.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Green

Task force: Oregon needs massive upgrades in case of quake

Task force: Oregon needs massive upgrades in case of quakeAccording to experts, not only are a lot of Oregonians not ready for a major earthquake, much of our state's infrastructure is not, either.
  • Green
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Animals

Warm weather could be keeping swifts from chimneys

Warm weather could be keeping swifts from chimneysIt's so Portland and one of the most popular things to do here in September.
  • Animals
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Green

Bonneville Power gets back hiring authority after scandal

Bonneville Power gets back hiring authority after scandalThe U.S. Department of Energy says it's restoring control over hiring decisions to the Bonneville Power Administration.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Vancouver

Free state parks day Saturday in Washington

Free state parks day Saturday in WashingtonSaturday is a free day at Washington state parks. Visitors will not need a Discovery Pass to visit and park.
  • Vancouver
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Mt. St. Helens

Mount St. Helens shows signs of reawakening

Mount St. Helens shows signs of reawakeningTen years ago this week, Mount St. Helens awoke from an 18-year geological slumber.
  • Mt. St. Helens
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Beaverton

Beaverton neighbor could face charges after pulling plants

Beaverton neighbor could face charges after pulling plantsA dispute over landscaping may result in charges for one neighbor who police say ripped out plants in a cul-de-sac public space.
  • Beaverton
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Green

Major work planned on Columbia River jetties

Major work planned on Columbia River jettiesThe Corps of Engineers plans major work on the jetties on both sides of the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington.
  • Green
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Green

Forest Service: Media doesn't need permit to film

Forest Service: Media doesn't need permit to filmThe head of the U.S. Forest Service said late Thursday that the rule is not intended to apply to news-gathering activities.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Green

Seattle bans city use of bee-killing pesticides

Seattle bans city use of bee-killing pesticidesThe Seattle City Council has banned the municipal use of a class of pesticides that has been linked to bee deaths.
  • Green
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Obama to expand Pacific Ocean preserve to 6 times size

Obama to expand Pacific Ocean preserve to 6 times sizePresident Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Green

Forest Service: Media needs permit to film in wilderness

Forest Service: Media needs permit to film in wildernessThe U.S. Forest Service is proposing rules that restrict filming and photography in the nation's wilderness.
  • Green
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Green

Oregon wine harvest shaping up to be 'epic'

Oregon wine harvest shaping up to be 'epic'Sam Tannahill doesn't want to jinx the 2014 Oregon wine grape harvest, but here goes: It's shaping up to be "epic."
  • Green
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Seattle to fine people for food scraps in trash

Seattle to fine people for food scraps in trashIn a 9-0 vote, Seattle City Council members agreed to pass a new ordinance that could fine you for not composting.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago