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Apr 24, 2013 at 5:04 PM PDT
Seven people have been charged with smuggling bladders from an endangered fish in what authorities said Wednesday may be a growing international practice in which the bladders are sold for up to $20,000 each to be used in a highly desired soup.
Dec 7, 2012 at 8:19 PM PDT
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to ban the use of gillnets to catch fish on the main stem of the Columbia River, relegating the primary commercial-fishing tool to side channels and tributaries.
Dec 4, 2012 at 9:46 PM PDT
The Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife commissions are nearing a decision on a push to ban the use of gillnets to catch salmon on the main stem of the Columbia River.
Nov 12, 2012 at 8:06 PM PDT
The future of commercial fishing on the Columbia River is now in the hands of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission after a measure to ban gillnets failed on Election Day.
Nov 6, 2012 at 9:36 PM PDT
Oregon will not see a new casino open in Multnomah County, and a measure seeking to regulate marijuana like alcohol seemed unlikely to pass.
Nov 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM PDT
Even without a marquee matchup, Oregon voters have important choices to make. Republican Knute Buehler issued a strong challenge against Democratic incumbent Kate Brown in the race for secretary of state, and both parties are trying to gain control...
Nov 6, 2012 at 6:48 AM PDT
Legalizing marijuana, casinos in Portland and gillnet fishing on the Columbia River are all being voted on by Oregon residents.
Aug 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM PDT
Supporters of a ballot measure that would create Oregon's first nontribal casino have launched their first television ad — and it contains no mention of a ballot measure or of gambling.
Aug 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT
Bruce Polley of Stop Gillnets Now and Jim Wells of Salmon for All join KATU’s Steve Dunn on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 on Your Voice, Your Vote to discuss Measure 81 that would ban the use of gill nets on the Columbia River.
Aug 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM PDT
Trying to head off a ballot measure to ban gillnetting for salmon on the Oregon side of the lower Columbia River, Gov. John Kitzhaber has told state fisheries managers to come up with new regulations that would accomplish a similar goal while still...
Jul 6, 2012 at 6:16 PM PDT
Proponents of seven initiatives have turned in enough signatures to potentially qualify for the November ballot in Oregon.
Jul 5, 2012 at 6:49 PM PDT
Ballot measure advocates are rushing to collect last-minute signatures and turn in petition sheets to the secretary of state's office before a deadline Friday.
Jun 14, 2012 at 4:16 PM PDT
Oregon voters get bombarded every two years with dramatic claims and counter-claims over the latest crop of ballot measures. Now, a panel of citizens is coming to the rescue.
Mar 23, 2011 at 1:50 PM PDT
The sport fishing industry and conservation groups are trying again to force Oregon commercial salmon fishermen off the main stem of the Columbia River.
May 13, 2010 at 3:16 PM PDT
"The catches have been great," said Chris Kern, Columbia River fisheries manager for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.