Ruch Translator Site Damaged

Viewers in Ruch may notice a weak signal–Vandals broke three of four solar panels that power the site last weekend. We will replace them when we are able.

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

Thursday, October 10 at 8:30 p.m.
Hidden beneath the surface of Mt. Hood is an ice cave hundreds of feet deep and 50 feet in diameter in some places. Explore what is the largest ice cave complex in the Lower 48, … Continued

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  • Oregon Timber Grower Complains Of Helicopter Herbicide Spraying
    There’s a new complaint about exposure from a helicopter spraying weed killer on Oregon forestland. This time, it’s from a fellow timber grower and former member of the Oregon Board of Forestry. …
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    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, seeking comment on its latest budget proposal, drew hard questions from conservationists Thursday night in Portland.


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    A federal jury in Seattle has awarded a former BNSF Railway worker, and whistleblower, more than $1.6 million in a case involving brake inspections for tank cars carrying hazardous materials.   …