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OREGON FIELD GUIDE: Glacier Caves, Mt. Hood’s Secret World

Thursday, October 10 at 8:30 p.m.
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    Thanks to a relocation effort earlier this year, Oregon wildlife managers are prepared to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls to save threatened fish – should they get permission to do it.

  • Regulators Discuss New Plans For Nuclear Waste At Hanford

    Federal and state energy regulators will hold back-to-back meetings in Portland on Tuesday for a proposal to reclassify some of the high-level nuclear waste at the Hanford Site in Washington.

  • Cannon Beach Has A Rabbit Problem

    Cannon Beach residents are split between those who love the rabbits and those who want to be rid of them.