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Shred Day at KGW on Apr. 24

Shred Day at KGW on Apr. 24Shred Day is back, and you can get rid of your documents for free on Friday, April 24.
  • News
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Animals

Portland airport uses goats, llama to clear invasive plants

Portland airport uses goats, llama to clear invasive plantsIn a city that loves its goats, the Portland International Airport now has a temporary herd.
  • Animals
  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Willamette Valley

Slaughterhouse allegedly dumping blood, waste in Willamette River

Slaughterhouse allegedly dumping blood, waste in Willamette RiverAn environmental group has threatened to sue a Lane County slaughterhouse and meat packer, saying it discharged blood and other liquid waste in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.
  • Willamette Valley
  • 1 week ago
Local

Snowpack dips to extreme lows on Mt. Hood

Snowpack dips to extreme lows on Mt. HoodHyrdologist Julie Kaberle trekked through snow to the survey site just below Timberline and it was the lowest she's ever seen it.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Green

Oregon state worker grows rare plants in nursery

Oregon state worker grows rare plants in nurseryPaul Benton looks down a 900-foot-long row of large-flowered woolly meadowfoam and he's seeing more of this endangered and extremely rare plant than most botanists could possibly see in their lifetimes.
  • Green
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Green

Two Ore. rivers in Top 10 'Most Endangered' list

Two Ore. rivers in Top 10 'Most Endangered' listA national environmental advocacy group has named two Oregon rivers among the worst in the nation, in terms of outdated dams, wild and scenic designations, and harmful development and pollution.
  • Green
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Green

Gov. Brown: Drought emergencies in 5 Ore. counties

Gov. Brown: Drought emergencies in 5 Ore. countiesOregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared drought emergencies in three more counties - Crook, Harney, and Klamath - due to low water levels and record low snowpack.
  • Green
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Green

No mountain snow could hurt fish, shipping, recreation

No mountain snow could hurt fish, shipping, recreationSpring has sprung, but after an unusually warm winter there's almost no snow in the mountains to refresh our streams and rivers.
  • Green
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Green

Portland bans pesticides harmful to bees

Portland bans pesticides harmful to beesThe Portland City Council has banned the use by the city of a class of pesticides particularly harmful to bees, including one that is the most effective control of a pest that attacks roses - the city's symbol.
  • Green
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Business

Gorge fruit growers worry of summer drought

Gorge fruit growers worry of summer droughtBrian Nakamura won't be harvesting pears for several more months, but he's already worried that he won't have enough water to irrigate his orchard through the summer.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Green

OSU researcher makes alarming 'intersex' fish discovery

OSU researcher makes alarming 'intersex' fish discoveryAn alarming discovery off the coast of France a mile below the ocean surface: Fish with both male and female organs.
  • Green
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Green

Controversial plan would kill cormorants to save salmon

Controversial plan would kill cormorants to save salmonThe Army Corps of Engineers plans to kill as many as 11,000 Double Crested Cormorants on East Sand Island at the mouth of the Columbia River.
  • Green
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
News

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits off Vancouver Island

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits off Vancouver IslandThe U.S. Geological Survey says a moderate earthquake struck west of Vancouver Island.
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Oregon House votes to outlaw hunting with drones

Oregon House votes to outlaw hunting with dronesLawmakers in the Oregon House agree unanimously that drones should not be used for hunting or fishing.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Green

More early eruption monitors proposed for Mt. Hood

More early eruption monitors proposed for Mt. HoodThe U.S. Geological Survey-Cascades Volcano Observatory wants to put more monitors on Mt. Hood as an early warning system against a future eruption.
  • Green
  • 1 month ago
KGW Investigates

1 million tons of tsunami debris still floating in Pacific

1 million tons of tsunami debris still floating in PacificFour years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, lost items are still washing ashore in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 1 month ago
KGW Investigates

Nearly 2 million phone books arrive in metro area

Nearly 2 million phone books arrive in metro areaMany residents say they don't want phone books, but most still have them delivered to their doorsteps. KGW investigates why this still happens and how you can opt out.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Governor Brown signs Oregon low-carbon fuels bill

Governor Brown signs Oregon low-carbon fuels billGov. Kate Brown has signed a controversial climate change bill that was a top priority for former Gov. John Kitzhaber.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Local

App makes paying for parking easier at Washington Park

App makes paying for parking easier at Washington ParkThere's a new way to pay for parking in Portland's Washington Park.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Green

Portland not as prepared as Japan for major earthquake

Portland not as prepared as Japan for major earthquakePortland geotechnical engineer Allison Pyrch says there's a lot of similarities between the earthquake that struck Japan four years ago and the one scientists say will hit the Pacific Northwest at any time.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Green

Neighbors raise thousands to save N Portland oak tree

Neighbors raise thousands to save N Portland oak treeA St. Johns neighborhood is banding together to save a giant oak tree from getting cut down.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Two proposed bills could abolish daylight savings time

Two proposed bills could abolish daylight savings timeThis weekend, we set our clocks ahead one hour for the annual ritual of daylight saving time.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Green

Portland plan makes more fuel every time you flush

Portland plan makes more fuel every time you flushThe City of Portland plans to build an $11 million facility at its Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant that would take methane gas, a sewage by-product, and turn it into a compressed natural gas for truck fuel.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Green

NW residents, with wood to burn, among top polluters

NW residents, with wood to burn, among top pollutersOregon, Idaho, and Washington residents are among the top polluters in the nation when it comes to fine particle emissions from burning wood to heat homes.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Green

Glacier cave collapses on Mt. Hood

Glacier cave collapses on Mt. HoodThere's more evidence this unusually warm weather is taking its toll on Mount Hood. Part of a historic glacier cave has collapsed.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Washington County

Beaverton beaver dam causes park to flood

Beaverton beaver dam causes park to floodThe beaver is iconic to Oregon. It's a college mascot, our official state animal and in the city named after it, the beaver is causing flooding trouble.
  • Washington County
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Green

'Green reaper' offers environmentally friendly burial

'Green reaper' offers environmentally friendly burialNow you can take your green"lifestyle to the grave. A funeral home in the town of Boring, Ore., is offering up a variety of eco-friendly funeral services.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Green

Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in N Portland

Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in N PortlandMany visitors to the shores of the Columbia River in Portland have been shocked to see piles of dead fish on the shore, but officials said it's normal for this time of year.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Green

Oregon farmers challenged by early blooms

Oregon farmers challenged by early bloomsThe sun is out. So are the buds. And they're breaking a lot earlier than normal.
  • Green
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

USDA leader praises food programs in Portland schools

USDA leader praises food programs in Portland schoolsPortland is a leader in making sure kids eat healthy meals. It's for that very reason that one of the United States Department of Agriculture's top leaders, Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, visited the city.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago