3rd Oregon Supreme Court Justice Announces Retirement

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau will step down at the end of this year.

Oregon Democrats Want Assurances About DACA, Immigration Raids

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017

Six members of Oregon’s congressional delegation — all Democrats — want assurances that federal immigration agents will not target DACA recipients for arrest and possible deportation.

Oregon Faces Steep Cuts Under New Republican Health Care Plan

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017

Oregon could face one of the biggest financial hits under the Cassidy-Graham bill. That's because the state embraced Obama’s health care reforms and greatly expanded Medicaid.

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Sisters Folk Festival Offers Partial Refund For Canceled 2017 Festival

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017 11:04 a.m.

Festival shows were canceled the week of Sept. 4. The festival director says it will survive the financial hit.

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OSU Team Identifies Proteins That Could Lead To Gonorrhea Vaccine

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that might be used to create a vaccine for gonorrhea.

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Live In Oregon? Equifax Doesn’t Have To Tell You If Your Data Was Compromised

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 5:36 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

If you’re one of the 1.7 million Oregonians whose information was potentially compromised by the recent Equifax data breach, don’t expect to get a letter in the mail telling you about it.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Attacks Sanctuary Cities In Portland

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 8:38 a.m. | Portland

Protesters gathered in Northwest Portland on Tuesday to call Sessions' visit "unwelcome" and "potentially dangerous."

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Recently Deceased Vancouver Candidate's Name Will Remain On Ballot

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 6:38 p.m.

Leading Vancouver City Council candidate Scott Campbell died Sunday after battling cancer for several years. But election officials say his name will still appear on the ballot.

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Ruling Invalidates Key Permits For Proposed Wash. Methanol Plant

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 6:05 p.m.

In denying the permits, Washington’s Shorelines Hearings Board sided with Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, three environmental groups that appealed the permits in June.

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Ex-Agency Officials Skip Hearing On Oregon Health Authority Controversy

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 4:53 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

An Oregon legislative committee planned to grill three former employees of the Oregon Health Authority on Monday — but none of them showed up.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Speak In Portland Tuesday

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 2:59 p.m.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Portland Tuesday. He plans to speak to local law enforcement agencies about immigration and sanctuary cities.

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Supporters Of Carbon ‘Cap And Invest’ Proposal Look Ahead To 2018

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 1:57 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers could use the five-week legislative session in 2018 to tackle an issue that fell short in this year’s session.

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Rain Brings Relief For Oregon Wildfires, But Also New Risks

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 11:03 a.m.

With cooler temperatures and rain hitting the Northwest, some firefighters are now headed home. 

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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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