Published July 06, 2011
The timber industry has become a surprising bright spot in the U.S. economy. Even as the housing market continues to sputter and home building remains stuck at levels one-third of the boom times of 2006, exports to China have softened the blow.
Published June 28, 2011
The Eugene City Council voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before every council meeting, but later passed a compromise that seemed to make no one happy. It allows the pledge to be recited at just four meetings a year, those closest to July 4, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day.
Published June 23, 2011
For the first time in 25 years, a hydroelectric dam is being built in the state of Washington. It’s significant because in this place where it rains constantly and rivers flow year round, dam has become a four-letter word to the well-entrenched environmental movement.
Published June 22, 2011
As cop killings spike in the U.S., police departments in the Pacific Northwest are turning to training officers to be kinder in hopes it will make cops safer. 88 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty so far this year, 38 of them were killed by gunfire. It’s a 41-percent increase over the same period in 2010.
Published April 25, 2011
Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight.
Published April 20, 2011
While most Americans are cursing the high price of gas, residents in one state have reason to celebrate. Alaska gets 90 percent of its state revenue from oil production taxes.
Published April 15, 2011
The largest e-vote ever held in the United States for public office can boast a turnout of 0.23 percent.
Published March 30, 2011
Sarah Palin is not going to be making a major announcement about her political future this Friday, sources tell Fox News.
Published March 30, 2011
The strong union state is running a projected deficit in the billions. The Governor is asking state employees to make big sacrifices, a pay cut and pay a larger share of their health care premiums.
Published March 22, 2011
More than 800 public radio stations around the country are keeping one ear on Congress these days as momentum seems to be building to eliminate or at least drastically reduce the amount of taxpayer support they get.