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Jun 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM
The Japanese government estimates that 1.5 million tons of debris is floating in the ocean from the catastrophe. Some experts in the United States think the bulk of that trash will never reach shore, while others fear a massive, slowly-unfolding environmental disaster.
Jun 8, 2012 at 7:09 AM
More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government and West Coast states don't have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.
Jun 7, 2012 at 9:35 AM
"This is a very clear threat," said John Chapman, a research scientist at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Ore., where the dock float washed up early Tuesday morning. Officials have decided to remove the plants...
Jun 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM
"We were able to confirm from Aomori Prefecture that they don't wish to have it returned," Deputy Consul Hirofumi Murabayashi said from Portland, Ore.
Jun 6, 2012 at 1:24 PM
Small crowds of people have been showing up on the beach to see a large dock that floated ashore from last year's tsunami in Japan. "I think that's going to change to large crowds," said Chris Havel, Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation spokesman.
Dec 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Drivers caught talking on their cellphones are losing the "I have to use it for work" excuse next week.
May 26, 2011 at 6:56 PM
With a plan to reduce the size of Oregon's popular and unique "kicker" tax rebates languishing in the state Senate, Democrats in the House are turning to a strategy their party has used successfully recently: Tapping the rich.
Feb 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM
The way Oregon pays for schools is unique, complicated - and frustrating, state school officials say.
Feb 4, 2011 at 11:09 AM
EUGENE, Ore. - The way Oregon pays for schools is unique, complicated - and frustrating, state school officials say. Money to support K-12 education comes from state income taxes, the biggest piece of the pie. Money also comes from the state...
Jan 21, 2011 at 2:43 AM
Two captains will guide the politics in Oregon’s House this session after last November’s election left the chamber evenly split. Both co-speakers say they don’t intend to let the ship bottom out on a partisan sandbar.
Dec 3, 2010 at 3:45 PM
By Peg Herring OSU News & Communications Oregon's rankings in several indexes reveal the state to be slightly above the national average in business friendliness. However, details within these studies suggest that fine-tuning the state's tax...
Nov 3, 2010 at 10:08 AM
Republicans appeared early Wednesday to be on their way to increasing their power in Oregon's statehouse.
Oct 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM
With voters scared about the economy and sour on incumbents, Oregon Democrats are at risk of losing their supermajority in the state Legislature. Republicans say the political climate favors their candidates and issues.
May 2, 2010 at 9:48 PM
Nine candidates vying to be their party’s nominee for governor debated on the best way to solve the state’s economic problems and put people back to work Sunday night on KATU Television.
Apr 30, 2010 at 2:39 PM
KVAL is partnering with our sister-station KATU in Portland to host Republican and Democratic gubernatorial debates this weekend and all candidates - known and unknown - have been invited.