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Efforts Aim To Stitch Together West Coast Hiking Trails

Long-distance hiking can be the experience of a lifetime. It also can present dicey to mundane hurdles, like having to hike stretches along busy highways or logging roads. 10 more words

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Combating The ‘Summer Slide’ - OPB's Think Out Loud

Kids look forward to summertime, but a long break from school can lead to what’s called “summer slide,” or a decline in academic skills. The problem is particularly acute for children from low-income families, who lack the resources to keep them engaged with challenging camps and activities over the summer. 40 more words

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Broken Promises: Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren't Forgiven

Debbie Baker thought she qualified for a federal program that helps teachers like her as well as nurses, police officers, librarians and others. The Department of Education program forgives their student loans if they make their payments for 10 years and work in public service. 43 more words

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City Sued Over Portland Harbor Superfund Site Cleanup Planning Efforts

The city of Portland is being sued over its plan to use up to $12 million from a surcharge on customers’ sewer bills to help pay to plan the Portland Harbor Superfund clean up. 11 more words

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2nd Utah Facility Housing Oregon Foster Youth To Close . News | OPB

A second Utah facility where Oregon sends foster care children is shutting down.

The news that Mount Pleasant Academy is closing comes immediately after news that Red Rock Canyon School in St. 43 more words

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Amazon Workers Describe Heat And Noise At Portland Warehouse

Amazon kicks off the two-day sales extravaganza known as Prime Day on Monday. Amazon Prime members can expect deep discounts. Amazon executives can expect protests around the country over working conditions in their warehouses — including one in Portland. 36 more words

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Jordan Cove LNG Plans Not Good Enough For People Or Environment, Oregon Says

Oregon agencies reviewed the economic, environmental, and social impacts of the proposed LNG export terminal and pipeline in southwest Oregon.

The state of Oregon says federal environmental impact findings for the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project are inadequate and sometimes incorrect. 56 more words

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