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Colin Fogarty

  • The Bonneville Power Administration is trying to string a new transmission line project near a cave that contains ancient paintings. The site is considered sacred by Northwest tribes, and one landowner says, "These cultural sites are worth protecting."
  • More than 400 years ago, Sir Francis Drake became the first British explorer to make contact with Native Americans on what is now the American West Coast. The question is where? Oregon or California? The National Park Service is poised to officially recognize one state's claim.
  • A lawsuit filed in Portland, Ore., alleges that the federal government illegally wiretapped lawyers for an Islamist charity based in that state. As Colin Fogarty of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports, it isn't the first legal challenge to the warrantless surveillance program but it's the first to claim specific documented evidence.