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Australian company begins drilling for lithium in Oregon

Dec. 03, 2021 20:13 PM EST

VALE, Ore. (AP) — An Australian company has started drilling at a southeast Oregon site that could eventually host a large lithium mine. Mineral exploration company Jindalee Resources Ltd. announced this week that it’s working to determine the extent of a lithium...

Permitting process for medical marijuana underway in SD

Dec. 03, 2021 11:18 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health is beginning to issue medical marijuana cards, but officials say it could be months before dispensaries will have anything to sell. Municipalities across the state are also receiving applications for permits from...

GOP drops challenge to new Oregon congressional districts

Nov. 30, 2021 16:11 PM EST

SALEM (AP) — A group of former Republican elected officials have dropped their challenge to new Oregon congressional districts. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the move comes after a judicial panel last week unanimously dismissed a challenge to the new maps pushed...

Attorney General Rosenblum says she won’t run for governor

Nov. 30, 2021 09:52 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Monday put to rest rumors and officially said she will not enter Oregon’s crowded race for governor. On Monday Rosenblum said in a video post on Twitter that upon considerable reflection, she believes she can...

Oregon parks department working to add campsites

Nov. 26, 2021 14:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians will soon have more options for camping — especially those looking for a quick trip — as the state parks department works to finalize details on a capital improvement plan. Oregon Public Broadcasting reported on Thursday staff in...

Drought-stressed Oregon trees were scorched in heat wave

Nov. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — This summer’s heat scorched Oregon trees — maybe worse than ever before — and scientists are beginning to piece together what that means for the trees’ long-term health. Reports of fading foliage and crispy conifers started coming within days...

Judicial panel upholds new congressional districts in Oregon

Nov. 24, 2021 14:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Following September's contentious redistricting special session in the Oregon Legislature, a judicial panel on Wednesday unanimously dismissed a challenge to new congressional maps pushed through by state Democrats. Despite accusations by...

Man shot by federal officers during Portland protests sues

Nov. 19, 2021 17:43 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who was protesting outside the federal courthouse in Portland when a federal law enforcement officer shot him in the face with a “less lethal” impact munition, is suing in federal court. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the lawsuit...

New Mexico sees TV tech as one fix to K-12 internet divide

Nov. 19, 2021 15:20 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Internet problems continue to slow down many students in the U.S. state of New Mexico, but a pilot project using TV signals to transmit computer files may help. On Thursday, state public education officials distributed devices to eight families in...

Record number of students enroll at Oregon State University

Nov. 10, 2021 15:52 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University says it has a record number of students enrolled this fall, meaning it continues to be the state’s largest university, with 34,108 students enrolled. That’s a more than 2% increase from last year, Oregon Public...