Oregon

Courtesy of Transportation Safety Board of Canada

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued an emergency order requiring crude oil from North Dakota and Montana to be tested before being transported by railroads.

Tuesday’s order follows several fiery derailments involving shipments of crude oil. It is intended to ensure greater safety when the highly flammable liquid is being shipped.

Oregon farmers are hoping the state Legislature makes it worth their while to donate crops that would otherwise go to waste.

West Salem Neighborhood Association

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigation into possible environmental causes for a string of childhood cancer cases in West Salem, Ore. has turned up no contamination or other issues.

Oregon lawmakers are considering two very different approaches to regulating marijuana this month.

Urban Goat Herd Gets A New, Temporary Home

Feb 11, 2014
Courtesy of The Belmont Goats

A beloved urban goat herd in Portland has found a temporary new home in the city.

This week, Oregon may join Washington in backing away from a proposal to protect bees by restricting certain pesticides.

Oregon lawmakers are considering what some may call an audacious plan: free community college for all of its state’s high school graduates.

Sometimes technology outpaces the government's ability to regulate it. That's what's happening with electronic cigarettes.

Call it the year of the "T." Some of the new laws set to take effect in Oregon when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve involve taxes, texting, tethering and teen tanning.

Tree Sitters Face Off With Professors Over Logging Plan

Dec 26, 2013
EarthFix Photo/Amelia Templeton

Last year, the US Bureau of Land Management sold the rights to log a small grove of Douglas firs in Oregon, to a private company called Roseburg Forest Products.

Darigold, EPA Reach Settlement In Chlorine Gas Leak

Dec 19, 2013

One of the Northwest’s biggest dairy producers has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s after the milk co-op failed to report a chlorine gas release that required medical treatment for a dozen people.

Chlorine gas is highly toxic. It can make your eyes, nose and mouth burn. If you breathe the gas, it can cause respiratory problems or death.

Oregon voters could have the chance to follow Washington's lead next year when it comes to liquor sales.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is setting his sights on a major overhaul of the state's tax system.

The Northwest Korean community is grieving two more victims in that deadly bus crash in northeast Oregon. So far, seven of the nine victims’ names have been released in the accident that also injured dozens.

One of the latest two victims to be identified is Chun Ho Bahn, age 63. She was a U.S. Citizen from Bothell, Washington. Her husband is being treated at a hospital in Pendleton. The other victim is Ae Ja Kim, age 61, from Korea. Her husband is still being treated in Portland, Oregon.

Pages