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Oregon Rainbow Gathering: Bliss For Campers, Headache For Forest Service

OPB | July 6, 2017 11:38 p.m.

This year’s national event south of John Day in Oregon drew 13,120 campers — almost double the entire population of Grant County — much to the dismay of the Forest Service.

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Oregon Senate Approves Medical Coverage For Immigrant Children

OPB | July 3, 2017 4:57 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A measure that would pay health insurance coverage for children who are in the country illegally is one step closer to law in Oregon.

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Refugee Advocates Expect Challenges Even If Travel Ban Gets Tossed

OPB | July 3, 2017 3:54 p.m.

Refugee programs in the Portland area are still coming to terms with what the partial reinstatement of President Trump’s refugee and travel ban means for the vulnerable people they serve.

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Oregon Moves Closer To Stronger Sanctuary State Law

OPB | June 20, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers want to make it harder for federal immigration agents to find people living in the country illegally.

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Oregon Mother, Infant Bond On Trails To 50 Waterfalls

The Register-Guard | June 18, 2017 9:31 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Rowdy Briggs and his mom have averaged at least a hike a week since he was 5 months old, logging more than 150 miles on the trail in wind, rain and even snow.

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Study: Oregon Public School Teachers' Health Insurance Costs Higher Than School Districts Elsewhere In Northwest

The Register-Guard | June 12, 2017 2:54 p.m.

Oregon public school districts’ spending on teachers’ health insurance and pensions is significantly higher than at some school districts in Washington state and Idaho, says a new study from Portland State University.

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Will Lake Oswego Find A Home For Short-Term Rentals?

Portland Tribune | May 25, 2017 9:11 a.m.

A rise in the number of under-the-table 'hosts' prompts City officials to look at rules for services like Airbnb.

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Activist Group Shamed Landlord Who Hiked Rent Of 18 Northeast Portland Families

Portland Tribune | May 24, 2017 12:27 p.m.

Portland has observed a long history of displacing minority families — and it doesn't seem to be halting anytime soon.

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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.

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Vancouver Schools Cut Back On Homework So Kids Can Be Kids

OPB | May 2, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Vancouver Public Schools is revamping its approach to homework. Starting next year, the southwest Washington district will get rid of mandatory homework for its youngest children.

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