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Suspect In Fatal Portland Stabbing To Appear In Court Tuesday

OPB | May 28, 2017 12:56 p.m.

Jeremy Christian, 35, is facing multiple counts of murder, being a felon in possession of a weapon, and intimidation charges, Oregon’s equivalent of a hate crime.

News | Politics | Nation | local

At Post-Attack Vigils, Oregonians Urge Each Other To Stand Up To Hate

OPB | May 27, 2017 10 p.m. | Portland

Participants urged each other not to let the killings – and the hate that apparently motivated them – drive Oregonians apart.

News | Nation

Victims In Deadly Portland Hate Speech Attack Identified, Suspect Charged With Murder

OPB | May 27, 2017 10:44 a.m.

The Portland man suspected of fatally stabbing two people on a MAX train Friday afternoon has been identified as Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of North Portland.


2 People Dead In Train Attack In Portland On Eve Of Ramadan

OPB | May 26, 2017 6:59 p.m.

Witnesses told police that just before the attack, the suspect had been insulting passengers, including two women who appeared to be Muslim. The attack happened when a group tried to intervene.

No More Masks At Protests? Washington Lawmaker Aims To Make It Illegal

OPB | May 25, 2017 10:12 a.m.

A Washington lawmaker wants to make it a crime to wear a mask, hood, or face-covering bandana while protesting.

Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | local

Women Who Roar: Vancouver Debuts All-Female Storytelling Troupe

OPB | May 20, 2017 5:03 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

This week five women will take the stage for Vancouver’s first all-female storytelling event.

News | local

1st Affordable Housing Applications Roll In For Vancouver

OPB | May 19, 2017 4:41 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

City officials in Vancouver, Washington, are impressed with the first round of proposals submitted to the Affordable Housing Fund.

News | Nation

Inmate Shot By Officer In Clark County Hospital Has Died

OPB | May 18, 2017 1:31 p.m.

An inmate shot by a deputy corrections officer at a Vancouver hospital has died.

News | Politics | Education | local

Mount Hood Community College Bond Fails — Again

OPB | May 17, 2017 12:24 p.m. | Portland

School districts in Portland and Deschutes County are celebrating big wins for bond measures in Tuesday’s election, but Mt. Hood Community College was handed its sixth bond defeat since 1974.

News | Politics | Election | Education | local

With May Ballot Deadline Approaching, Oregonians Vote On Key Measures

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:42 p.m. | Portland

Tuesday, May 16 is the last day for Oregonians to consider a range of key measures on their local ballots.

News | Renewable energy | Environment | local | Energy

Portland General Electric Pulls Permit For Natural Gas Plants

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Portland

Portland General Electric has suspended plans to permit two new natural gas-powered facilities.

News | Politics | local

Clark County Council Abruptly Terminates Manager

OPB | May 12, 2017 6:06 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

In a surprise move, the Clark County Council has voted not to renew County Manager Mark McCauley’s contract, which was scheduled to terminate at the end of the year.

Arts | NW Life | Music | local

Meet The Vancouver Record Label Behind Prince’s Unreleased Album

OPB | May 12, 2017 8:18 a.m.

Last month, a Minnesota judge halted the release of an album from the late artist Prince. The record label in the middle of the legal battle was a largely unknown company from Vancouver, Washington.

News | Politics | Transportation | local

Washington Governor Signs I-5 Bridge Replacement Bill

OPB | May 10, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed 28 bills into law Wednesday morning, including a measure that would revive plans to replace the aging Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River.

Family | Arts | NW Life | local

Oregon Symphony Strikes Perfect Harmony With Puppet Master Michael Curry

OPB | May 6, 2017 4:06 p.m.

Next week, the Oregon Symphony will wade into the wonderful world of puppets. For the first time, it is collaborating with artist-designer Michael Curry on a production of Stravinsky’s Persephone.

News | Environment | Transportation | local

7 Weeks After Massive Landslide, Washington Highway Set To Reopen

OPB | May 5, 2017 3:32 p.m.

Drivers in southwest Washington could see some relief on their commute home. After being closed for seven weeks, State Route 503 near Woodland is set to reopen after a massive landslide.

Economy | News | Business

Vancouver Building Boom Begins To Take Shape

OPB | May 4, 2017 6:21 p.m.

Thursday was a big day for construction along the Vancouver waterfront. More than 100 cement trucks unloaded at the $1.5 billion project site.

Environment | News | Transportation | Energy | Climate change | local

Washington State Approves Draft Air Permit For Vancouver Oil Terminal

OPB | May 3, 2017 9:25 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Environmentalists are concerned about a draft air permit that has been released for a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver.

News | Politics | local

Divided Streets: Canceled 82nd Avenue Parade Draws Conflicting Protests To East Portland

OPB | April 29, 2017 4:54 p.m. | Portland

It was supposed to be the annual Rose Parade that shut down 82nd Avenue in Northeast Portland on Saturday. Instead, critics and supporters of President Donald Trump took to the streets instead. 

News | Business | Nation | local

Thousands Flock To Southwest Washington Casino Opening, Clog I-5

OPB | April 24, 2017 2:26 p.m.

Monday's rain didn’t keep the crowds – or the traffic – from showing up at the opening day of the Ilani Casino. Just 25 miles north of Portland, it’s the closest major gambling venue to the city.

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