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Washington Commission Rejects Petition To Limit Killing Of Wolves

A petition that called for new rules to limit when the state can kill endangered wolves that prey on livestock was rejected Friday by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission.

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SCOTUS Declines To Hear Klamath Basin Water Rights Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a Klamath Basin water dispute that goes back nearly two decades.

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Last Call: Tracking The Sound Of The Spotted Owl's Extinction

The spotted owl changed the fate of Northwest forests in the summer of 1990. Thirty years later, what hope, if any, do biologists hold for the fate of the spotted owl?

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US Senate Passes Funding Boost To Conservation Fund, Help For National Parks

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would further protect public lands and recreation across the country. The legislation would also help relieve a massive maintenance backlog on federal lands.

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How We Analyzed Data From Oregon’s Timber Industry

A data investigation by OPB, The Oregonian/OregonLive and ProPublica found that timber tax cuts have cost counties at least $3 billion in the past three decades. Here’s how we did our analysis.

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Most PNW National Forests Begin Restoring Access To Recreational Areas

Some U.S. National Forests will begin restoring access to developed recreation sites as early as Friday, May 22.

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Public Lands Managers Offer Advice On How To 'Recreate Responsibly' This Weekend

If you decide to go for a hike this weekend, be safe and responsible – that’s the message from state and federal officials. For other counties trying to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in their borders, the message is: don’t come here.

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Nearly 93,000 Oregonians Filed New Unemployment Claims Last Week

Oregonians are among the jaw-dropping 10 million Americans who've already lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Oregon Ski Areas Cease Operations, Reversing Plans To Keep Slopes Open During Coronavirus

Oregon ski areas planning to stay open have decided to cease operations starting Sunday and continuing for a week in response to the rapidly escalating coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump Pledged To Boost Oregon's Timber Industry. Little Has Changed In 4 Years.

In May 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump told a Eugene rally that he would rejuvenate Oregon’s timber industry. Under President Trump, the timber industry is still seeing a steady decline in jobs and active mills.