Northwest (OR WA)

November 1, 2016

DEADLINE: OPB's Internship for Emerging Journalists

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) is committed to creating public media career pathways for traditionally underrepresented individuals. This paid internship role in Portland, OR generally serves as a Production Assistant in the daily radio show Think Out Loud. Deadline to apply: Nov 1, 2016.

"Cape Kiwanda Pedestal: Collapse Could Lead To Fines, Criminal Charges"

"Oregon State Police and Parks officials watched the viral video showing the toppling of a popular sandstone pedestal at Cape Kiwanda earlier this week, and the agencies said Monday they would "review the incident immediately" and decide how to respond to the apparent vandalism."

Source: Portland Oregonian, 09/06/2016

"Pacific Northwest Weighs Response to Risks Posed by Oil Trains"

"The Chinook salmon that Randy Settler and other Yakama tribal fishermen are pulling from the Columbia River are large and plentiful this summer, part of one of the biggest spawning runs since the 1960s. It is a sign, they say, of the river’s revitalization, through pollution regulations and ambitious fish hatchery programs. But barely four miles upstream from the fishermen’s nets, state workers are still cleaning up after a major oil train derailment in June."

Source: NY Times, 08/01/2016

Oil Refiners Agree To Pay $425 Million To Reduce Air Pollution In West

"Concluding a long legal climb to cleaner air, the federal government Monday announced a record $425-million settlement with two oil refiners that is expected to reduce pollution emissions in the West by almost 43,000 tons annually."

Source: LA Times, 07/19/2016

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