Agriculture | local | Environment | News

How A Botched Experiment Sent GMO Grass Creeping Across Oregon

In 2003, a botched experiment by agribusiness giants Scotts Miracle-Gro and Monsanto unleashed a mutant strain of creeping bent grass across Oregon.

local | Environment | News

Crews Reach 44 Percent Containment On Substation Fire

Fire officials say crews have made significant progress fighting the Substation Fire burning near The Dalles, Oregon, which was at 44 percent containment by Saturday midday.

Agriculture | local | Environment | News

Federal Government Moves To Take Over Oregon Mega-Dairy

Citing the owner's continued drug use, gambling, out-of-control spending and pending criminal charges, the U.S. Department of Justice has moved to take over Lost Valley Farm near Boardman.

Animals | local | Environment | News

Sage Grouse Provision In Defense Spending Bill Worries Veterans

Conservationists and some veterans are up in arms over a must-pass defense spending bill. A provision in the bill would prohibit adding sage grouse to the Endangered Species List.

Land use | Land | local | Forestry | Agriculture | News

Substation Fire Q&A: How Investigators Determine Wildfire Cause

The cause of the investigation remains under investigation. Here’s what we know about it and how wildland fire investigations happen.  

local | Communities | News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Ted Wheeler's Big Problem

No issue has plagued Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler like homelessness.

local | News

Clark County Fires Deputy For Wearing Hate Group Sweatshirt

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has fired a deputy who wore a sweatshirt that promotes a far-right group whose members have espoused racist, Islamophobic and sexist rhetoric.

local | News | Politics

Oregon State Senator Who Was Harassed Gives Ideas On How To Improve Policies

An Oregon state senator who was at the center of an investigation into unwanted touching weighed in on how the policies could be improved.

Nation | News | Politics

Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payoff Of Playboy Model

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a possible payment to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him.

local | Nation | News | Politics

20 ICE Detainees Held In Oregon Facility A Step Closer To Asylum And Release

Lawyers say 20 immigrant detainees being held at a federal correctional facility in Oregon have passed credible fear interviews, which help determine whether an immigrant may be eligible for asylum.

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