Evacuations Ordered As Chetco Bar Fire Threatens Homes

OPB | Aug. 20, 2017

Approximately 300 homes are under a level 3 evacuation notice as Gov. Kate Brown declares the Chetco Bar Fire a conflagration.

Where The Wildfires Are In The Pacific Northwest

OPB | Aug. 20, 2017

As the 2017 Pacific Northwest's wildfire season rages on, here is the list of all of the fires that have happened so far

What Will The Weather Be Like In Oregon During The Eclipse? A Forecast

OPB | Aug. 20, 2017

Relatively clear skies are in the forecast across Oregon Monday morning for the total solar eclipse event.

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How Charlottesville Inspired An OHSU Doctor To Address White Supremacy In Health Care

OPB | Aug. 19, 2017 9:34 a.m. | Portland

Dr. Esther Choo remembers the first time she dealt with a critically ill patient who rejected care from a physician of color. 

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Black Seniors Reminisce On A Changing Portland In Brain Health Study

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 10:07 a.m. | Portland

An OHSU cognitive health study considers whether reminiscence can slow memory loss in African-American seniors. "Think Out Loud" spoke with study leader Raina Croff and study participant Edna White.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Gov Race Brings In The Money

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 8:54 a.m.

It's early, but big money is already flowing into the 2018 Oregon gubernatorial race.

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Portland Commissioner Nick Fish Says He Has Stomach Cancer

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 11:33 a.m. | Portland

Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announced Thursday he has stomach cancer. He has not decided whether to seek another term next year.

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Eclipse Traffic Jams Up Roads In Central Oregon

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 8 a.m. | Big Summit Prairie, Oregon

Incoming traffic for the Oregon Eclipse Festival has backed up U.S. Highway 26 in Central Oregon.

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Portland Eclipse-Chasers Share Tips For 1st-Timers

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 6:20 a.m. | Portland

From Bolivia to Zimbabwe, Portland couple Larry and Paulette Filz have traveled the world to see 10 total eclipses. Here they share tips for making the most of the Aug. 21 total eclipse. 

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Phil Knight Donates Half-Million To Knute Buehler's Campaign

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 4:55 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Nike co-founder Phil Knight made his largest ever donation to an Oregon political race this week.

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OHA To Eclipse Visitors: Beware Of Harmful Algae Blooms In Water

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 2:24 p.m. | Portland

Eclipse campers might be tempted to find an alternative source for drinking water in lakes or rivers. But the Oregon Health Authority says that's not a good idea.

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‘Ugly’ Produce Delivery Service Expands To The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 16, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Portland

A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen fruits and vegetables is expanding into the Northwest.

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Judge Revokes Malheur Occupier's Pretrial Release

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 midnight | Portland

Prosecutors said Darryl Thorn threatened on Aug. 6 to hang himself on Facebook Live. Prosecutors said Thorn also threatened to seek suicide by police officer.


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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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