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Stories with organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Railroad to replace bolts after fiery oil train derailment story has photos
    Updated: Jun-23-16 7:47 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Union Pacific Railroad said it will replace a type of bolt on its track that led to a fiery oil train derailment on the Oregon-Washington border, but the pledge failed to ease concerns in the tiny town where the wreck sparked a massive fire that burned for 14 hours.

  • Correction: Oregon Train Derailment story story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-16 10:30 am

    PORTLAND, Oregon - In a story June 16 about an oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that all 42,000 gallons of oil that was released in the derailment entered the Columbia River. Less than 10 gallons of oil entered the river and the rest burned off, was trapped by a sewage system or absorbed by soil.

  • Union Pacific, whose cars derailed, fined $7M in 2 years 
    Updated: Jun-13-16 1:01 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Union Pacific penalties have surpassed those of every railroad nationwide for the past two years, according to inspection records obtained by an Oregon newspaper after a company train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire earlier this month.

  • Oregon to lower speed limits on some highways 
    Updated: Jun-07-16 11:40 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - State transportation officials say they're lowering some speed limits on some highways, including at a location where a woman and three children died in a May crash.

  • Crash victim's mom raises awareness about distracted driving 
    Updated: Jun-02-16 11:17 am

    PENDLETON, Oregon - Alexxyss Therwhanger was 18 when she got her first tattoo: "I love you, Mom."