Audacious, Adventurous Or Just Nutty? Racing To Alaska On Stand-up Paddleboards

You probably have seen standup paddleboarders along your local shoreline. But can you imagine paddling one of those boards for 750 miles up the Inside Passage to Alaska?

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Oregon lawmakers have approved a measure that would stop children under 18 from being physically restrained during juvenile court proceedings.

The Oregon House voted unanimously in favor of the measure Thursday, sending it to Gov. Kate Brown.

The bill would require restraints, such as shackles or handcuffs, to be removed before a court hearing begins.

Krista Niles/Photo Taken at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles / Associated Press

Communities in the path of totality for the upcoming solar eclipse are preparing for huge crowds on Aug. 21st.

Oregon Sea Grant

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are calling for a federal disaster declaration in response to two years of dismal ocean salmon fishing seasons.

Have You Heard The Singing Of The Beer Choir?

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John Reichel

Through the din of the bar, the voices emerge.

The Beer Choir is a choir that sings while drinking beer.

So bottoms up! CHEERS!”

These lyrics can be found in the “Beer Hymnal,” the Bible of songs for members of the Palouse Two Rivers Beer Choir.

The Trump administration has given an initial thumbs-up to a plan to dig holes throughout a meadow of rare wildflowers inside the San Juan Islands National Monument.

It’s not part of any effort to eliminate the monument: It’s part of local tribes’ efforts to improve their diets and revive old traditions.


Don Ryan / Associated Press

One of President Trump’s ideas to generate revenue is not sitting well with some Northwest utilities.

New Oil-By-Rail Project Rises On Lower Columbia River

May 24, 2017
SAM BEEBE ECOTRUST / FLICKR

A proposal by Portland General Electric to sell nine oil storage tanks on the lower Columbia River has raised concerns about a potential oil-by-rail terminal in Oregon.

Don Ryan / Associated Press

The Oregon House approved a measure Wednesday that would create a process to impeach the state's governor.

Oregon lawmakers got their first look Tuesday at a bill to overhaul the way the state taxes corporations. The short version of the plan: Businesses would be taxed on the sales they have in Oregon each year, instead of on their profits.

The 111-page document leaves out some of the details, including how much corporations would actually be taxed under the plan.

Wolves mostly make the news when they are in conflict with livestock and that’s part of the reason they were once removed from the Western landscape. But a new study shows wolves play an important role, whether we like it or not.

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