Rob Manning en Alleged pot use on Ducks football team draws national attention <p>The University of Oregon&rsquo;s athletics director is responding this morning to a story alleging widespread pot use among Ducks football players.</p><p>The article in &ldquo;ESPN The Magazine&rdquo; rehashes some familiar incidents &ndash; including the legal run-ins of former quarterbacks Jeremiah Masoli and Darron Thomas. It highlights safety Cliff Harris&rsquo; infamously saying &ldquo;we smoked it all&rdquo; to a police officer, when asked to hand over marijuana.</p><p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:53:40 +0000 Rob Manning 4796 at Oregon Audit Shows Unconstitutional Spending on Schools <p>Oregon&#39;s Secretary of State released an audit today (Tuesday) showing the Department of State Lands violated the constitution by spending money it shouldn&#39;t have from the Common School Fund. But as Rob Manning reports, paying back the money isn&#39;t expected to harm schools.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:00:29 +0000 Rob Manning 4089 at Film on Earth Liberation Front up for Oscar, raises specter of UW arson and WTO <p>A documentary on a cell of the radical environmental group that claimed responsibility for the arson that destroyed a University of Washington research facility in 2001 has been <a href="">nominated for an Oscar</a>.</p><p>The documentary&rsquo;s exploration of the ideology and tactics involved in radical environmental actions and the law enforcement agencies determined to make arrests raises again the intense passions and dramatic consequences surrounding the arson at UW.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:10:41 +0000 Jake Ellison & Rob Manning 3904 at Film on Earth Liberation Front up for Oscar, raises specter of UW arson and WTO Environmentalists challenge logging plans over threatened murrelet <p>Three environmental groups intend to take Oregon&#39;s Department of Forestry to court over the effect logging has on a threatened seabird.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:57:01 +0000 Rob Manning 3845 at NW states released more toxics in 2010 <p>Industrial facilities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho released more toxic material in 2010 than the year before, according to the federal toxics inventory out today.</p><p>The three Northwest states had seen declines in toxic releases before 2010. But that year, the releases started to climb. Washington released 27 percent more than in 2009.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 00:49:07 +0000 Rob Manning 3614 at Test scores go up in Oregon - along with stakes for high school <p><a href=""></a></p><p>Results from earlier this summer showed fewer Oregon students met federal benchmarks last year, than at any time since Congress passed the No Child Left Behind act.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:14:07 +0000 Rob Manning 2465 at Feds revoke authority to kill sea lions <p>Federal officials revoked the permission today they had given to Oregon and Washington to trap and kill sea lions on the Columbia River. But Rob Manning reports it may be just a temporary move.</p><p>The Humane Society of the United States is battling the two states and the federal government in court over the propriety of killing sea lions to save salmon. Government officials say there are doubts about whether the latest federal authorization was given properly &ndash; because the states hadn&#39;t requested new authority.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:23:49 +0000 Rob Manning 2179 at BPA turns off NW wind turbines to make way for hydro power <p></p><p>Northwest dam operators turned wind turbines off on Tuesday &ndash; putting into practice, a policy established just last week.</p> Thu, 19 May 2011 16:31:10 +0000 Rob Manning 1630 at BPA turns off NW wind turbines to make way for hydro power Wind power headed for great expansion in Northwest <p></p><p>The amount of wind power in the Northwest is likely to double &ndash; and perhaps triple&ndash; over the next 15 years. That&#39;s according to a new estimate delivered Tuesday. Wed, 11 May 2011 17:44:28 +0000 Rob Manning 1575 at Wind power headed for great expansion in Northwest Bonneville sea lions get reprieve from 9th circuit <p>State and federal agencies can’t go on killing sea lions at Bonneville Dam, after an appeals’ court decision Tuesday.</p><p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:50:23 +0000 Rob Manning 213 at Bonneville sea lions get reprieve from 9th circuit