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ODOT asks for oil train moratorium

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a fiery derailment there this month.

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Rain damage on cherries ‘Too Soon to Tell’

Frost fans and helicopters, like this one above an orchard in Odell, have been employed the past few days as rains moved through the valley at just the wrong time for cherry growers.

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Wyden debriefs with Mosier firefighters

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held a private debriefing session Sunday morning with Mosier firefighters about the June 3 oil train derailment in their community.

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Vista House hosting summer song circles

CORBETT — Voices will join together at Vista House this summer.

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Golden Rule Peace Boat visits the Gorge

Stop includes potluck, anti-nuke forum

The historic Golden Rule anti-nuclear sailboat is in Hood River, hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper.

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Elected officials demand oil-by-rail moratorium in Gorge

At Mosier gathering, Washington city leaders support Gorge mayors

A week after an oil train derailment in Mosier, a pair of city leaders from Vancouver and Spokane joined local mayors to show their explicit stance against crude-by-rail traffic through the Northwest.

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Sheared screws blamed in train derailment

The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment.

House passes Mt. Hood land exchange bill

A bill aiming to speed up a long-stalled land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort has cleared the House.

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Train cleanup continues

With the roughly 280,000 gallons of oil remaining in the 16 derailed train cars in Mosier offloaded Wednesday morning, and stored in The Dalles, work began right away on removing the cars themselves.

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Tribes call for block on fuel trains

‘How many more derailments are there going to be?’

Tribal leaders have voiced a stern demand: no more oil and coal trains through the Columbia River Gorge.

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As crews clean wreckage, Mosier begins recovering

A fiery 16-car train derailment and oil spill in Mosier left the community reeling in its wake.

Wasco Sheriff warns crash site trespassers

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill spent Monday dealing with security issues at the site of an oil train derailment in Mosier.

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Mosier derailment Saturday night update

TD Red Cross shelter closes, work continues at scene of wreckage

The Mosier derailment fire was knocked down in the early hours of Saturday, but work continues for emergency crews on scene.

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Train fire out, small oil sheen reported on Columbia River

The Washington Department of Ecology is currently assessing an oil sheen in the Columbia River near the site of the oil train derailment at Mosier.

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Governor expected to discuss Mosier fire in HR tonight

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is scheduled to appear tonight at the Hood River Marina.

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