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Stories with person: Jeff Merkley
  • As Obama visits, Oregon delegation divided on trade 
    Updated: May-07-15 11:39 am

    SALEM, Oregon - President Barack Obama's trip to Oregon Thursday and Friday will highlight trade, an issue that has divided the Democrats in Oregon's congressional delegation.

  • Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 6:15 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions.

  • Senate panel advances bill to overhaul chemical regulation 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 2:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate.

  • To salvage Klamath deal, tribes look to national forest 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 4:20 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A failed land deal that would have returned part of the former Klamath Indian Reservation to the Klamath Tribes has tribal leaders now eyeing the Fremont-Winema National Forest.