Tag Archives: Columbia River

Nursing Shortage | Methanol Plant – OPB’s Think Out Loud

  Oregon is experiencing a nursing shortage, which is not unique to the state. Part of the problem is the increasing demand for nurses across the healthcare industry. But a lesser known factor is the shortage of nursing faculty in programs around Oregon. We’ll hear from Susan Bakewell-Sachs, dean of the OHSU School of Nursing. The […]
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U.S. Senate Approves Killing Of Sea Lions To Save Salmon

The U.S. Senate has voted to allow state governments and Indian tribes to kill the sea lions that eat salmon swimming in the Columbia River. The bill approved on Thursday had the support of all of the senators from Washington, Oregon and Idaho. A similar bill in the House passed by a more than two-to-one […]
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Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions in the Columbia River

The bill would streamline the process for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and several Pacific Northwest Native American tribes to capture and euthanize potentially hundreds of sea lions found in the river east of Portland. Source: Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions in the Columbia River | The Seattle Times

Talking Business | International Students | Columbia Ferry – OPB’s Think Out Loud

In Oregon and across the nation, enrollment of international students at colleges and universities is on the decline. Both Oregon State University and Portland State University noted a drop in international students, pointing to increasing competition and less financial support for students from foreign countries. Could a ferry across the Columbia River relieve traffic congestion […]
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Columbia River bridge won’t reopen until spring or summer

The Washington State Department of Transportation doesn’t know exactly when the eastbound Interstate 82 bridge across the Columbia River will reopen, but it won’t be in 2018. The department had previously said construction on the bridge deck near Umatilla would finish in October, then pushed that timeline to December. But on Wednesday in an email […]
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Guest column: Orcas, fishermen are both endangered species

Four low-value Snake River dams should be removed. Orcas and commercial salmon fishermen share a common crisis — both need more adult Chinook salmon to return to the Columbia River; orcas to avoid starvation, fishermen to sustain their livelihoods and families. Source: Guest column: Orcas, fishermen are both endangered species – – The Daily Astorian

Astoria ferry hopes to be underway in 2020

Reviving the Tourist No. 2. The Astoria Ferry Group, a nonprofit trying to put the Tourist No. 2 back on the Columbia River, hopes to take passengers in 2020. The group recently raised $33,000 during the memorial for Robert “Jake” Jacob, a local developer and leader in the restoration effort, and hopes to translate the […]
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Study Finds Kalama Methanol Plant Would Reduce Global Carbon Emissions

A new study finds a controversial fossil fuel refinery proposed at Washington’s Port of Kalama would actually reduce global carbon emissions. The study was commissioned by the port and Cowlitz County in response to a permit requirement by the state of Washington to report the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the project. Source: Study Finds Kalama Methanol […]
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Our View: Restore gillnetting on Columbia River

Former governor repeats debunked claim. Columbia River salmon need all the friends they can get. So why is former Gov. John Kitzhaber still demonizing some of the most knowledgeable and passionate salmon advocates? Like a boring house guest who won’t shut up and go home, Kitzhaber has popped up again, trying to convince Oregon and […]
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Oregon, Washington state talk Columbia River policies, gillnets

Concurrent management rules sought. Oregon and Washington state are still figuring out what to do about gillnets on the Columbia River. But one thing is clear to fish and wildlife commissions in both states: Concurrent rules are crucial. The two commissions met in a joint work session Thursday in Vancouver to discuss several river-related topics. […]
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