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Some second graders at Earl Boyles Elementary are reading. Some are struggling. Oregon officials say how kids read by 3rd grade has a big influence on whether they'll graduate - nine years later. OPB is following a group of second graders as part of our "Class of 2025" project.
Watch Sallie Ford's new band play a rocking set from their release, Slap Back.
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Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown certified the defeat of a genetically engineered food labeling initiative this week, but debate over the crops is just getting started in Benton County.
The Portland-based artist shares the tradition of Japanese tattooing with his clients. Find out more about the art form, his ongoing apprenticeship, and why he sees himself as a "translator."
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Oregon Bottle Bill redemption rates aren't expected to come close to topping the 80 percent return rate needed to keep the deposit at a nickel. Are bottle redemption centers the answer?