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Oregon House backs higher speed limits
Most of the highways in Eastern Oregon would have a speed limit of 65 mph outside city limits, up from 55. Interstate 84 from The Dalles to Idaho would rise to 70, as would all of Highway 95 in the state’s southeastern corner.

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Water utility teams up with farmers to fight hazelnut worms
Water utility teams up with farmers to fight hazelnut worms
Using mating disruption techniques against moths helped hazelnut growers reduce pesticide use along the McKenzie River, which provides drinking water to 200,000 people.
REIT purchases 6,000 acres of Willamette Valley farmland
REIT purchases 6,000 acres of Willamette Valley farmland
A real estate investment trust has bought a family farm company in Oregon's Willamette Valley and plans to convert much of its acreage to organic production.
S. Oregon pear growers take steps to keep fruit cool
Sunblock made from micronized calcium carbonate doesn’t work for all varieties, but it can minimize sunburn and heat stress for two of Jackson County’s mainstay commercial crops, Red Anjous and Comice.
Two solar farms proposed in Central Oregon
The proposed solar facilities would cover about 70 acres zoned for farming and produce a combined 20 megawatts of electricity a year, enough to power 3,000 homes annually.
OSU poised to expand research, extension
$14 million included in a higher education bill would allow Oregon State University to hire new research and extension employees, reversing a years-long reduction in manpower. The Oregon Senate still must pass the full funding package.
Burns Airport adds fuel truck to aid firefighting flights
Burns Airport adds fuel truck to aid firefighting flights
With fire season coming on hot and fast, a Southeast Oregon community bolsters its defenses.
Forestry officials, woodland owners prepare for fire season
Forestry officials, woodland owners prepare for fire season
Wildfires were on the minds of forest land owners during a recent Oregon meeting.
Study highlights investments in Columbia River ports
Study highlights investments in Columbia River ports
Businesses using the Columbia River have invested hundreds of millions of dollars since a 2010 project to deepen the 110-mile lower navigation channel from 40 feet to 43 feet, according to a study by the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association and the...
Small Oregon town’s state-ordered water restriction ends
Westfir, Ore., has a water right that should provide enough water for uses that had been prevented.
Capital Press print edition delayed by computer glitch
Computer difficulties have delayed printing of the Capital Press.