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  • Heard Around the West

    Counseling councilmen; a very virtual “virtual” fence; Arizona vs. college students; trapped in a CT scan; trophy land; smelling like a dog; paying taxes with skis.

  • Northwest Forest Plan timeline

    Northwest Forest Plan timeline

    A brief history of the Northwest Forest Plan

  • The gray area: a conversation with artist Renee Couture

    The gray area: a conversation with artist Renee Couture

    An Oregon artist reinterprets the region's timber wars.

  • How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality

    How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality

    Idaho is updating its standards for water pollutants based on how much fish residents eat.

  • Wolves: The debate is seldom rational

    Wolves: The debate is seldom rational

    The great Western wolf debate is as emotional as ever.

  • 'Ghost fleet' in search of a final resting place

    Newport, Ore., decides the environmental and financial risks are too great to allow Bay Bridge Enterprises, a ship-recycling firm, to dismantle decommissioned military vessels at Yaquina Bay

  • Under the radar

    Homeless families aren’t found only in urban areas. They’re also struggling to survive in the rural West, as shown by the story of Barbara Trivitt and her two children, who lived in a Jeep in Coos Bay, Oregon, this fall.

  • A family of criminals and killers

    In All God’s Children: Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families, Rene Denfeld tells the disturbing story of Portland’s teen runaways, charting the path that took one of them, Danielle Marie Cox, from honor student to convicted murderer.

  • A quest for the world’s finest pinot noir

    Brian Doyle’s new book, The Grail, lives up to its lively subtitle as it describes “a year ambling and shambling through an Oregon vineyard in pursuit of the best pinot noir in the whole wild world.”

  • A timber town learns to care for the forest

    Lakeview, Ore., survived the drop in the timber economy by learning to take care of its forests

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