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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is visiting Portland this week for what will be her first West Coast trip since she was sworn in last month.

The Department of the Interior says Jewell and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales on Thursday will announce nearly two dozen conservation projects to help boost youth employment.

On Friday, she, Gov. John Kitzhaber and a representative from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will sign an agreement to speed the review and permitting of energy generation and power transmission projects in the Northwest.

While in Portland, Jewell will also speak at the annual Ducks Unlimited convention.

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