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Mar 12, 2012 at 7:25 PM
The late Tom McCall was an important figure in Oregon's history and the Oregon Historical Society will be honoring what would have been his 100th birthday.
Feb 16, 2012 at 9:04 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. - The northwest is legendary for its recycling fervor.

Last year Washington's recycling rate reached a record: 49 percent. Oregon reached its long time goal of 50 percent.

But KATU News discovered that some of...
Feb 15, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Lots of people around the Pacific Northwest set out their glass for curbside recycling. But in some cases, glass isn't being brought to a recycling plant to be made into new glass products. Rather, it's ending up in large piles in landfills.
Feb 7, 2011 at 2:17 PM
Oregon lawmakers will consider whether the state should become the first to pass a ban on plastic bags.
May 24, 2009 at 10:01 PM
It was a very green year for the Oregon Legislature in 2007, with bills to promote renewable energy, curb greenhouse gas emissions and expand a pioneering bottle bill. It's been a different story so far in the 2009 session.
Mar 27, 2009 at 7:16 AM
In a party-line vote, a House panel has approved a bill that would add new containers to the list of bottles eligible for redemption under Oregon's bottle bill. House Bill 2184 would also increase the deposit from a nickel to a dime if the state...
Dec 26, 2008 at 3:28 PM
Starting Jan. 1, Oregonians will have to cough up an extra nickel when they buy a bottle of water. Adding deposits for water containers is one of the major changes to the 38-year-old Oregon bottle bill that now covers beer and soda containers.
Dec 26, 2008 at 2:03 PM
Oregon retailers must charge a 5 cent deposit on water and flavored water containers starting Jan. 1, 2009, one of the changes to the state's bottle bill mandated by the last legislature.
Oct 18, 2008 at 3:09 PM
A state task force says Oregon should double its nickel deposit on beer and soft drink containers in three years, expand the kinds of containers requiring deposits and set up redemption centers to let some grocery stores stop accepting recyclables.
Jun 7, 2007 at 1:27 PM
Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a measure that extends the recycling act to the plastic water bottles that have become widespread among a younger generation of consumers.
Apr 23, 2007 at 1:54 PM
Plastic water bottles would be added to Oregon's bottle bill, the only change to it since it became the first of its kind in the nation in 1971, under a bill that was approved Monday by the Oregon Senate.
Feb 20, 2007 at 11:18 PM
Tuesday, state lawmakers held a public hearing on expanding the scope of the current bottle bill