Providence Park Plans 4,000-Seat Expansion

OPB | April 26, 2017

Providence Park released photos of its proposed expansion project, which would add 4,000 new seats to the venue.

Eugene Symphony Picks Francesco Lecce-Chong As New Music Director, Conductor

KLCC | April 26, 2017

After more than a year of searching, the Eugene Symphony has announced Francesco Lecce-Chong as its new music director and conductor.

Trump Order Could Affect Hanford, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monuments

OPB | April 26, 2017

A presidential executive order could mean that national monuments are rescinded, resized or modified.

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Board Members Resign From Oregon Shelter That Declined Gay Men's Chorus Donation

OPB | April 26, 2017 1:48 p.m.

Three board members have resigned from a Josephine County youth shelter that became involved in a controversy over a charitable donation earlier this month.

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Oregon Bill Would Shield Sexual Assault Victims From Underage Drinking Charges

OPB | April 25, 2017 4:25 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Sexual assault victims under age 21 could come forward to police without being cited for underage alcohol possession under a measure moving ahead in the Oregon Legislature.

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Oregon Files $3 Million Lawsuit Against Zoom Health Plan

OPB | April 25, 2017 1:56 p.m. | Portland

Oregon filed suit Tuesday against Zoom Health Plan to recover millions of dollars the company was reportedly supposed to pay last year.

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Landslide Disrupts Amtrak Traffic Between Seattle And Portland (Again)

OPB | April 25, 2017 11:35 a.m. | Portland

Amtrak passenger trains are not running between Seattle and Portland because of a landslide between Vancouver and Kelso, Washington.

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Major Businesses Line Up Against Tax Being Considered By Oregon Lawmakers

OPB | April 25, 2017 7 a.m. | Portland

A coalition of Oregon's major business groups say they oppose a proposed gross receipts tax on corporate sales.

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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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Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

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Beaverton Proposes Cuts To Teachers, Spending On New Schools

OPB | April 21, 2017 2:03 p.m. | Portland

Beaverton anticipates a $15 million budget hole, but hopes to avoid laying off teachers.

Economy | News | local | Politics

Bipartisan Oregon Lawmakers Unveil Proposal To Reel In State Spending

OPB | April 21, 2017 12:47 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers unveiled a proposal Friday to reel in state spending during the upcoming budget cycle.

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State Grants To Help Oregon Schools, Hospitals Withstand Major Earthquake

OPB | April 21, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The state of Oregon has announced a new round of taxpayer-funded grants to help schools and other public buildings better withstand a major earthquake.


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