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Southern Oregon Megafire May Help Suppress Devastating Tree Disease

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2017 2 p.m. | Brookings, Oregon

Crews working the Chetco Bar wildfire had more to consider than just the flames once it spread into a quarantine zone where a disease was devastating trees.

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Report: Income Inequality In Oregon Reaches Record High

OPB | Oct. 4, 2017 1:27 p.m.

The report found the richest 1 percent of Oregonians as a group make more money than the bottom half of Oregonians.

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Portland City Council Extends Housing Emergency, Relocation Assistance

OPB | Oct. 4, 2017 9:53 a.m.

The housing emergency was first declared October 2015 and has been extended once before to continue to address homelessness in Portland.

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Tsunami Debris Continues Delivering Invasive Species To The West Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 29, 2017 9:10 a.m.

New research shows nearly 300 species have traveled on debris rafts across the Pacific Ocean.

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Ad Targets Sen. Peter Courtney Over Opposition To National Popular Vote Bills

Statesman Journal | Sept. 28, 2017 5:20 p.m.

A California-based nonprofit launched an ad campaign Thursday against Senate President Peter Courtney in response to his repeatedly blocking legislation that would align Oregon as a presidential election popular vote state.

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Portland's Lawsuit Against Monsanto Proceeds, With Some Claims Dismissed

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 28, 2017 1 p.m. | Portland

The City of Portland and Port of Portland can proceed with lawsuits against Monsanto, but a judge has dismissed several of the city’s claims over chemical contamination of the city’s waterways.  

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Ontario Becomes Oregon's Only City To Approve A Sales Tax

OPB | Sept. 27, 2017 4:08 p.m.

Ontario is the only Oregon city that will have a retail sales tax, after the City Council approved a 1 percent general sales tax Tuesday.

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Vancouver Launches Training In Response To Immigration Raids

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 4:01 p.m.

For the first time in Southwest Washington, organizers are training community members on how best to respond to an immigration raid.

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Oregon Wildfire Fighting Costs Hit $340 Million

Pamplin Media Group | Sept. 22, 2017 8:21 a.m.

Fighting Oregon wildland fires this year has cost state, federal, local, tribal and private entities more than $340 million and consumed 678,000 acres, as of Monday, Sept. 18, according to state authorities.

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Overlook Neighborhood Association Chair Demands Camp Leave

Portland Tribune | Sept. 22, 2017 8:12 a.m.

Saying that city officials, Village Coalition and Hazelnut Grove "effectively lied" to the Overlook Neighborhood Association during mediation efforts, neighborhood association chairman Chris Trejbal is again demanding movement of the longtime homeless encampment.

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