Category Archives: KUOW

Oregon Poised To Send Recycling To Landfills

Oregon regulators have received more than a dozen requests from companies that want to throw recyclable materials into landfills, and they’re expecting more as China cracks down on waste imports from the U.S. Oregonians love to recycle, so it makes sense that we’re still putting paper and plastic into our recycling bins week after week. […]
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Oregon Justice Department Clears Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer

Oregon’s Department of Justice has concluded that Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer did not commit criminal acts by destroying public records and issuing handgun licenses to out-of-state residents. Source: Oregon Justice Department Clears Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer | KUOW News and Information

Red-Light Cameras In Oregon Can Now Ticket Speeders, Too

A new law allows municipalities in Oregon to use their red-light cameras to ticket speeders. Drivers won’t be fined unless they’re going at least 11 miles per hour over the speed limit, but the tickets can be issued regardless of whether the light was red, yellow or green at the time. Source: Red-Light Cameras In Oregon Can […]
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New EPA Plan Could Delay Cleanup Of Portland Harbor Pollution

The Trump administration has a new plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund site that Oregon officials say could reverse progress toward cleaning up toxic pollution in the Willamette River. Oregon environmental regulators and officials with the city of Portland have sent letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expressing their concerns about a draft agreement […]
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Oregon Gets $350K For Coastal Community Tsunami Preparedness

Oregon’s been awarded $350,000 by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program to increase resilience in coastal communities. The money will be used to add 100 ‘Tsunami Hazard Zone’ signs along Highway 101 and to improve evacuation routes — so people can get to high ground quickly in the event of a tsunami. Source: Oregon Gets […]
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Oregon Governor Wants To Take Up Gun Control In February Session

Days after the Las Vegas shooting that left 58 dead and hundreds wounded, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is trying to put gun control on the agenda of the short election-year legislative session that will start in February. Brown, a Democrat, announced Friday that she wants to pursue two measures — both of which failed in this year’s […]
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Gun Rights Activists Fail To Force Referendum On Oregon ‘Extreme Risk’ Law

Opponents of a new Oregon law aimed at keeping guns away from people judged to be at “extreme risk of violence” announced Thursday they weren’t able to force the issue to the ballot. Source: Gun Rights Activists Fail To Force Referendum On Oregon ‘Extreme Risk’ Law | KUOW News and Information

Oregon Governor Says Gorge Economic Recovery Will Take Months

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she thinks it’ll take several months for businesses in the Columbia River Gorge to recover from the Eagle Creek Fire. Some business owners said sales dropped 40 to 70 percent because of the blaze, which was still burning nearby as of Friday. “It’s gonna take some time,” Brown said. […]
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Mayor Urges Portland Schools To Let Charter School Stay Put

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is the latest area leader to call on Oregon’s largest school district to let a small charter school stay where it is. Portland Public Schools’ expansive plan to reconfigure schools on the district’s east side includes forcing Kairos PDX to move from the Humboldt school building in North Portland. Source: Mayor […]
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Winter Rains Could Lead To More I-84 Closures After Eagle Creek Fire

UPDATE (7:10 a.m. PST Friday) Oregon Department of Transportation officials said Thursday that woes about the closure of Interstate 84 could continue well into this winter. Scalers hung from slopes Thursday as they worked to remove rocks that are at risk of crumbling onto I-84 in the Columbia River Gorge. Source: Winter Rains Could Lead To […]
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