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 By Eric Tegethoff    News    September 16, 2021 

Timeline was short for public input on Oregon's new redistricting maps

discuss the Oregon Legislature’s proposed voting maps closed this week. After receiving detailed census data in August, lawmakers released their recommended redistricting maps on September 3rd....

 By Eric Tegethoff    News    September 16, 2021 

Air quality faces dual threats from wildfires, gas appliances

Wildfire season has obvious effects on air quality outside, but hidden impacts on air quality also are lurking inside some homes. Environmental and health groups - as well as the Oregon Health...


'Best of the Best' Oregon Rivers identified

A new report identifies some of the most ecologically important rivers in Oregon (including the South Fork McKenzie). Conservation Science Partners looked at 54,000 miles of unprotected rivers and streams in Oregon, highlighting watersheds with...

 By Eric Tegethoff    News    May 13, 2021

Wildfire Awareness Month: OR prepares for Fire Season

May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and the western United States is preparing for an active year. Coming off a severe wildfire season where nine Oregonians were killed and 40,000 were displaced,...

 By Eric Tegethoff    News    April 22, 2021

Pieces in place to address salmon decline

Groups are urging Northwest leaders to act on U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson's infrastructure and Snake River dam proposal. The plan would breach the four lower Snake River dams to help salmon, whose numbers...

 By Eric Tegethoff    News    April 8, 2021

"Scam Jam" Comes to Oregon as Fraud Cases Rise

Oregonians have opportunities this month to find out how to protect themselves from fraud. The Oregon Scam Jam is taking place virtually each Friday this month, starting April 9. Doug Shadel, the...

 By Eric Tegethoff    News    January 7, 2021

NW groups call for regional approach to saving Salmon

Idaho Gov. Brad Little's workgroup to consider what to do about dwindling salmon numbers has wrapped up, as conservation groups in neighboring states say it's time for a regional approach. Brett...


National service opportunities for youth, post-pandemic

The economic woes from the COVID-19 pandemic parallel the Great Depression in some ways, and new research suggests national service programs from the 1930s could be useful for the recovery and for...


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