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Fourth-graders plead case for state crustacean

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The legislative sponsors wore big red stuffed crabs on their heads during Monday's House debate. They talked about the Dungeness crab's economic value to Oregon. They noted that the crabs are "fierce and independent" just like the people of Oregon. Nobody laughed.

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on Apr 21, 2009 at 07:51 AM

U.S. grants to help Oregon habitats, imperiled species

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Oregon's threatened species and the special habitats they depend on got a $2.63 million lift Monday from the U.S. Department of Interior. Five grants will help purchase or manage land in four counties and about 75,000 acres of state-managed highway...

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on Apr 20, 2009 at 08:21 PM

Clouds Can’t Hold Back Portland’s Solar Expansion

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Portland – On an unusually warm and sunny April Sunday, Portland Mayor Sam Adams accepted a Solar America Cities Award from the Department of Energy and pledged to greatly expand the amount of solar power in the city. Portland was one of 25 cities to have earned the Solar City award in 2007-8 which included a matching grant of $200,000 to be used for outreach to consumers about the viability ...

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on Apr 20, 2009 at 01:51 PM

OSU volunteers uproot swale's problems

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Andy Arvin clamped the business end of a big orange weed wrench onto a thick clump of blackberry root. Then the Oregon State University junior leaned his weight against the 5-foot handle and wrestled the thorny invader out of the ground.

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on Apr 20, 2009 at 08:20 AM

Big earthquake coming sooner than we thought, Oregon geologist says

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Scientists speaking on the coast say a megaquake's "devastation is going to be unbelievable"

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on Apr 19, 2009 at 09:51 PM

Oregon among top 2 states eyed by carmaker

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The other state leading in the race is either Michigan or Indiana.

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 06:21 PM

Damascus workshop focuses on "smart growth"

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As an event flyer puts it, Damascus will be the first city in Oregon to be designed before it was built. A May 7 workshop, featuring national experts on land-use, transportation and sustainable development, will explore some of the issues...

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 05:21 PM

Eastern Oregon ranchers ask for permission to kill wolves

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Eastern Oregon ranchers are pressing the Legislature for legislation to let them track and kill wolves that attack livestock. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that wolves had killed sheep at a Baker County ranch in two attacks,...

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 03:21 PM

Metro counties on track to designate Portland growth areas

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The Portland area is edging closer to designating where it will grow over the next 40 to 50 years and which areas will remain as farms, forests or natural areas. Metro and its regional partners are in the process of...

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 07:52 AM

Portland, Multnomah County unveil 40-year climate plan

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Lawmakers propose to drastically reduce carbon emissions in the region

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 07:52 AM