Federal Government Approves Health Insurance Waiver For Oregon

OPB | Oct. 20, 2017

The federal government has approved a key waiver that will allow Oregon to proceed with a program designed to blunt the cost of health insurance plans purchased on the individual market.

Officials To Review Oregon ICE Arrest After Alleged Trespassing By Agents

OPB | Oct. 20, 2017

Federal officials say they’re reviewing the arrest of a man by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Oregon this week.

Portland Area Makes Its Pitch To Land Amazon's Second Headquarters

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017

Four Portland-area communities have submitted an application for Amazon's massive second headquarters. 

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Sports | local | NW Life | News

Portland, Major League Baseball Renew Flirtation

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Portland

A proposal first reported by Baseball America includes expanding the league by two teams, including one in Portland.

local | Health | News

OHSU President Joe Robertson Retires After MS Diagnosis

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

The president of Oregon Health & Science University, Joe Robertson, is retiring after nearly 40 years of service.

local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

After More Than 45 Days, Teenage Suspect Charged As Juvenile In Eagle Creek Fire

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017 noon

A 15-year-old boy from Vancouver, Washington, is facing misdemeanor charges for starting the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge.

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': What Is ‘Home Rule’ And Why Should You Care?

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Douglas County residents are considering a dramatic change in how the county is governed

local | News

Portland Wants To Build 2,000 New Units Of Supportive Housing

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 2:40 p.m.

The Portland City Council unanimously approved a goal to develop at least 2,000 units of permanent supportive housing by 2028. 

Election | local | Politics | News

Sherwood Voters Oust 2 Council Members In Recall Election

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 2 p.m.

Voters in the Portland suburb of Sherwood have voted overwhelmingly to remove two city council members from office.

local | News | Environment

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Chetco Bar Fire Area

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 12:29 p.m.

A flash flood watch is in effect Thursday for the Chetco Bar Fire area, 16 miles west of Selma, Oregon.

local | Education | News

New PPS Head Apologizes For Moving Quickly On ACCESS Proposal

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Guadalupe Guerrero's response to parents signals a change in pace for a district that has faced criticism over the years for its sluggishness and lack of transparency on big issues.

local | News

Oregon Joins States Suing Over Immigration Arrests

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 3 p.m. | Portland

Attorneys general in Oregon, Washington and seven other states sued the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday because the agency hasn't turned over data about immigration arrests.

local | Health | News

Wyden And Hatch Push Bill To Make Foster Care System More Accountable

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee have come together to introduce a bill that would publicize more information about private foster care providers.


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