Communities | Sustainability | Environment

Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

OPB/EarthFix | June 20, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Portland

At a national conference in Portland, experts discussed how to increase the use of electric vehicles in low-income communities.

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Oregon Moves Closer To Stronger Sanctuary State Law

OPB | June 20, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers want to make it harder for federal immigration agents to find people living in the country illegally.

Communities | Nation | News

Minnesota Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Philando Castile

NPR | June 16, 2017 1:08 p.m.

After five days of deliberations, a jury has found a Minnesota police officer not guilty of manslaughter over the deadly shooting of a black man during a traffic stop last July.

NW Life | Communities

Tribe, Groups Sue Navy Over Ship Cleaning In Puget Sound

AP | June 16, 2017 10:20 a.m. | Seattle

The Suquamish Tribe and two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Navy, saying it sent harmful pollutants into Puget Sound when it cleaned a decommissioned aircraft carrier.

News | Communities | Economy | NW Life | local

Vancouver’s Fourth Plain Residents Welcome Change, Fear Gentrification

OPB | June 15, 2017 9:28 a.m.

Ten years ago, a neighborhood in Vancouver, Washington, was identified as a place ripe for development. As plans ramp up, some wonder whether change will be a good thing.

News | Business | local | Agriculture | Economy | NW Life | Communities

After Damaging Winter, Oregon Businesses Choose To Rebuild In Idaho

OPB | June 7, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Nyssa, Oregon

Some companies are choosing to make the move to Idaho, citing the higher cost of doing business in Oregon. 

News | Energy | Environment | Climate change | Politics | Communities | Nation | Renewable energy | local

Northwest States, Cities Pledge To Uphold The Paris Climate Deal

OPB/EarthFix | June 6, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Northwest states once again speaking out against Trump administration actions on climate change.

Communities | Nation | News

Jesse Jackson Opposes Counter-Protest, Says 'We'll Have Our Own Day To March'

OPB | June 2, 2017 noon | Portland

The long-time civil rights leader said Portlanders should not bring additional attention to a pro-Trump message they oppose.

Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Water

Oregon Legislature Limits Controversial Mining Practice

OPB/EarthFix | May 31, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The suction dredge mining bill now goes to the governor for signature.

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