News | local

Providence Park Plans 4,000-Seat Expansion

OPB | April 26, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

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

Nation | Land use | local | News

Trump Order Could Affect Hanford, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monuments

OPB | April 26, 2017 2:26 p.m.

A presidential executive order could mean that national monuments are rescinded, resized or modified.

News | local

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.

Politics | News | local

Logan Kitzhaber Says 4th Of July Wreck Was A Wake-Up Call

AP | April 26, 2017 12:39 p.m.

The son of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says his crash into a motorhome last Independence Day was a desperately needed wake-up call.

Energy | local | Environment | News

Oregon House Passes 10-Year Fracking Ban

Statesman Journal | April 26, 2017 10:45 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

There currently are no operational hydraulic fracturing wells in Oregon, but there is potential for coalbed methane fracking in the Willamette Valley, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey report.

Health | Economy | Business | News | local

Report: Medical Marijuana Patients Outspent Recreational Users 3-To-1 Last Year

Statesman Journal | April 26, 2017 10:26 a.m.

Despite increasing access to recreational marijuana, medical patients still made up a sizable portion of the market for cannabis in the U.S. last year, spending three times more money on the crop than recreational users, according to a report from New Frontier Data.

Politics | News | local

Oregon Ethics Panel Clears Former Legislator To Lobby For Governor's Office

The Register-Guard | April 26, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has ruled that a “cooling off” law that prohibits recently retired state lawmakers from lobbying their one-time colleagues doesn’t apply if they become an employee of a public agency and engage in lobbying for that agency.

Health | News

Mentally Ill Prisoners Still In Their Cells An Average 23 Hours A Day

OPB | April 26, 2017 9:38 a.m. | Portland

Mentally ill prisoners in Oregon are still spending more than 23 hours a day locked in their cells, despite a Department of Corrections pledge to give them more time out.

Recreation | Sports | News | local

Damian Lillard's March Surge And 'Nurkic Fever' High Points In Blazers' Season

AP | April 26, 2017 9:23 a.m. | Portland

Expectations were higher for the Trail Blazers this season after they surprisingly advanced to the second round of the playoffs last year. But the NBA's youngest roster didn't appear to have the same cohesiveness or consistency as they had last season. 

Politics | News | local

In Oregon, May Day Rally At Capitol To Focus On Immigration

AP | April 26, 2017 8:04 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Some leaders of Oregon's Latino community say they plan to use a May Day rally at the Capitol to protest federal immigration agents arresting immigrant farmworkers.

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