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Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades

posted on January 29, 2016 at 4:31 PM

The five-page order issued last January directed federal resources for the first time to fight massive blazes in open sagebrush steppe habitat that supports cattle ranching, recreation and some 350 species of wildlife, including the imperiled sage... Full Story

Hiring rises in 36 US states in December

posted on January 29, 2016 at 4:31 PM

The widespread hiring helped push down unemployment rates in 25 states in December, with the sharpest drops occurring in Missouri and Oregon. Full Story

Key things to know about federal land grazing in the West

posted on January 22, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Two brothers leading an armed group that has taken up residence for nearly three weeks at a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon plan to hold a ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal control of public land and tear up their... Full Story

As eastern Oregon standoff goes on, residents aim for calm

posted on January 15, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Cement barriers block off streets around the county courthouse in the small eastern Oregon town of Burns where police called in from around the state to respond to a standoff at a nearby wildlife refuge have set up a command center - and when... Full Story

Ranchers cited by armed group have reputation for kindness

posted on January 8, 2016 at 3:31 PM

A prominent ranching family whose legal case sparked an armed occupation of a wildlife preserve has lived for three generations in Oregon's high desert, building a large cattle operation and stellar reputations for kindness and generosity. Full Story

Police: Man leaves chickens in lobby of Oregon tax office

posted on December 24, 2015 at 11:07 AM

Police say an Oregon man angry with his tax situation left a flock of seven chickens inside the state revenue office. Full Story

Kansas deputies confront nude Oregon man taking pictures

posted on December 11, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Kansas authorities say an Oregon man was urged to head home after he was spotted taking pictures of a wheat field wearing nothing "but a hat and a smile." Full Story

Federal agency issues plan for coastal coho salmon recovery

posted on October 16, 2015 at 3:26 PM

A federal agency has released a road map for the recovery of threatened Oregon Coast coho salmon. The draft plan from the National Marine Fisheries Service focuses on protecting and restoring freshwater and habitats that have a mixture of... Full Story

Oregon neighbors rally to save 3 giant sequoias

posted on September 18, 2015 at 3:41 PM

A Portland neighborhood is rallying — literally — around three big sequoias that a developer plans to cut down. Full Story

Firefighters in Washington State Worry over Wind Forecast

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Crews in Washington continued to battle the largest blaze in state history, while there were evacuations in Idaho and Montana. Full Story

Bill would allow raw milk to be advertised in Oregon

posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:56 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sellers of raw milk want Oregon legislators to let them legally advertise their product. Full Story

Medical pot growers fear hemp will ruin their crop

posted on February 20, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Southern Oregon farmers growing marijuana for medicine don't want fields of pot's prosaic cousin, industrial hemp, growing nearby. Full Story

Monsanto Settles With Pacific Northwest Wheat Farmers

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat. Full Story

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day
Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House. Full Story

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday
The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is in play next week when 36 of the seats are up for grabs. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber. Additions could be made in states like Iowa with the retirement of Tom... Full Story
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