Washington Highway Closed After Semi Crash, Oil Spill

OPB | June 27, 2017

All lanes on Washington state Route 14 are closed after a semi-trailer crashed, spilling thousands of gallons of hot oil on the highway.

Oregon Moves A Step Closer To Real ID Compliance

OPB | June 26, 2017

Oregonians could soon obtain a Real ID compliant drivers license. But the privilege will come with an extra cost.

Oregon Republicans Say Budget Poaches Money Intended For Veterans

OPB | June 26, 2017

The Oregon House approved a funding plan Monday for the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs. It came over the objections of some Republicans.

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What It's Like To Walk Out Of Immigration Jail In Tacoma

KUOW | June 26, 2017 4:53 p.m. | Tacoma, Washington

Two years ago, AID Northwest parked a 36-foot Winnebago outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, converting it into a makeshift welcome center for people recently released from immigration jail.

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Federal Court Pops Up In Grant County For Rainbow Gathering

OPB | June 26, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Portland

A small team of federal prosecutors and judges is deploying to Grant County, Oregon, where the Rainbow Gathering is taking place.

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Lightning Storms, Warm Springs Fire Challenge Firefighters

OPB | June 26, 2017 4:31 p.m.

Fire managers are already working to contain a 2,200-acre fire on the Warm Springs Reservation.

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2 SW Washington Counties Will Get Health Insurance Providers In 2018

OPB | June 26, 2017 2:11 p.m. | Portland

The Washington State Insurance Commissioner says companies will be selling individual health insurance in both Grays Harbor and Klickitat counties next year.

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Judge To Sentenced Malheur Occupier: 'I Don't Want To See You Again'

OPB | June 26, 2017 12:59 p.m. | Portland

Geoffrey Stanek was sentenced to six months home detention for his role in the 41-day long occupation in eastern Oregon.

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Q&A: Timbers, Thorns Owner Supports Traffic Congestion Pricing

OPB | June 25, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

Oregon lawmakers are considering an $8.2 billion transportation package that would include major infrastructure projects, repairs and projects to ease gridlock.

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Portland Lets Loose At 2017 World Naked Bike Ride

OPB | June 25, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

Thousands bared it all on a bike ride through the streets of Portland in the 2017 edition of the World Naked Bike Ride.

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Despite Racist Threats, Portland's 'Good In The Hood' Parties On

OPB | June 24, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Portland

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary for Northeast Portland’s Good in the Hood multicultural festival. And despite receiving threats, the parade went on as planned.

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Beaverton Mosque Welcomes Train Stabbing Victims' Families

OPB | June 24, 2017 10:47 a.m. | Portland

Friday night members of a Beaverton mosque welcomed the family of one of the victims from last month’s deadly MAX train stabbings.

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Portland Police Chief Defends Police Use Of Force At Dueling Protests

OPB | June 23, 2017 5:48 p.m. | Portland

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has written a detailed account of why police officers used pepper spray and detained dozens of people during dueling protests in downtown Portland on June 4.


Oil Trains In The Northwest

OPB's coverage on the transportation of oil by rail in the Northwest.

Lead In The Water

Communities across the Northwest were shocked recently to discover dangerously high lead levels in their water. How did this happen, and what’s being done to fix the problem?

Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Portland's air is dirtier than we thought. A study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Forest Service revealed dangerously high levels of heavy metals in Portland, sparking an investigation into the sources and causing regulators and officials to question why the pollution was left unchecked for so long.

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