River Pilots Face Cuts in Oregon

Ships entering the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon routinely pay $6,000 or more to pilots who guide them through a notorious stretch of water near Portland, Ore. But upriver industries are concerned that these high prices are driving away business. This week, officials are expected to make a decision that could force pilots to reduce personnel to cut rates. Joanne Rideout reports from member station KMUN in Astoria, Ore.



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