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Dwight Hammond Jr. greets protesters outside his home in Burns, Oregon in January 2016. Hammond was convicted of arson on federal charges in 2012. The case sparked the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupation led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy. CREDIT: AMELIA TEMPLETON/OPB

Environmental Groups Sue Over Restored Grazing Rights For Oregon Ranchers Pardoned By Trump

Environmental groups sued this week over a federal decision allowing two Eastern Oregon ranchers to graze cattle on the same land they were convicted of burning in 2012. Prison sentences for ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond sparked protests, leading to the 2016 standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Continue Reading Environmental Groups Sue Over Restored Grazing Rights For Oregon Ranchers Pardoned By Trump

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File photo. Distributors of opioids and other prescription drugs in Washington kept their better-than-Boeing tax break this year, despite a lawsuit against the industry's three largest players. CREDIT: Kevin Mooney/N3

Opioid Manufacturers Sued By Washington State Get To Keep Their Big Tax Break

At the same time Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing three Fortune 15 pharmaceutical distributors for allegedly “fueling the state’s opioid epidemic,” majority Democrats in the Washington Legislature this year left intact a generous tax break for distributors of opioids and other prescription drugs while raising taxes on other business sectors. Continue Reading Opioid Manufacturers Sued By Washington State Get To Keep Their Big Tax Break

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Sada Jackson (right) finds out more about her late mother from her mom's best friend, Angela Morehead-Mugita, at StoryCorps in Kansas City, Mo., in August 2018. CREDIT: Savannah Winchester for StoryCorps

Mother’s Day StoryCorps: A Daughter Learns More From Her Late Mom’s Best Friend

Sada Jackson lost her mother, Ileana Watson, to breast cancer in 2016. There are many things Sada, now a mother herself, wonders about her late mom. So at StoryCorps, she sat with Ileana’s best friend, Angela Morehead-Mugita, to learn more. “I want to know more about my mom, as a woman, because I only knew her as Mom,” Sada says. Continue Reading Mother’s Day StoryCorps: A Daughter Learns More From Her Late Mom’s Best Friend

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A wind mill supplies water to a stock tank, surrounded by wind turbines of the Smoky Hills Wind Project near Wilson, Kansas. CREDIT: ORLIN WAGNER/AP

Wind Power Is Renewable, Turbines Aren’t: Recycling Technology That Gets Too Old

In the Northwest, some of the oldest wind farms were built in the early 2000s. When the turbines get too old, wind farm owners can either upgrade to newer technology or shut down the farms. Those processes are called re-powering or decommissioning, respectively. How do you recycle wind technology? Continue Reading Wind Power Is Renewable, Turbines Aren’t: Recycling Technology That Gets Too Old

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The Oregon State Capitol in Salem on March 18, 2017.

Oregon Senate Republicans Have Literally Left The Building. How Do They Come Back?

In Oregon, GOP senators, solidly in the minority, left the Capitol this week before lawmakers could approve House Bill 3427, which would inject schools with billions in new funding to lower class sizes and boost graduation rates. The move denied Democrats a 20-member quorum, halting business in the Senate. Continue Reading Oregon Senate Republicans Have Literally Left The Building. How Do They Come Back?

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