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Prison Run Puts Inmates And Outsiders On The Same Track

OPB | June 19, 2014 10:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

There are many outdoor running events in Oregon. Add to that list a  “prison run." It's held monthly from spring through fall at the maximum-security prison in Salem.

Hundreds Remember SPU Shooting Victim At Beaverton Service

OPB | June 15, 2014 7:51 p.m.

Hundreds of people attended Paul Lee’s memorial service Sunday in his hometown of Beaverton. The Seattle Pacific University freshman was killed in a shooting at his school on June 5.

Freeze Warning In Lake, Klamath Counties

OPB | June 13, 2014 2:09 p.m.

A freeze warning is in effect Friday night in parts of Klamath and Lake counties. Temperatures are expected to drop to between 27 and 32 degrees, in the early morning hours Saturday.

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Google Reps Teach Internet Safety Crash Course

OPB | June 5, 2014 12:26 p.m. | Portland

Google representatives are taking a crash-course on Internet safety to middle schools across the country.

Oregon's Intel Noted For Conflict-Free Efforts, Chip

OPB | June 3, 2014 9:39 a.m.

Intel has been recognized for producing the first and only "conflict-free" processing chip on the market.

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Eastern Oregon Prison Still In Lock Down After Monday Fight

OPB | May 28, 2014 11:59 a.m.

The Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution is still on partial lockdown after a fight on Monday evening. 

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School Bond Measure In Pleasant Hill Barely Passes

OPB | May 21, 2014 8:57 a.m. | Portland

A school bond for Lane County’s Pleasant Hill School District has squeaked by with just 19 votes, according to unofficial results.

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Cheers And Humming On 'The Best Day Of My Life'

OPB | May 19, 2014 3:37 p.m. | Portland

Julie Engbloom and Laurie Brown were the first couple to be married at the Melody Ballroom on Monday after Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage was struck down.

MAX Light Rail Outage Was 'An Anomaly'

OPB | May 13, 2014 11:20 a.m. | Portland

TriMet says a brand new surge arrestor is to blame for a power outage on the Steel Bridge Monday that idled MAX trains.

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Oregon's Teacher Of The Year Hosts His Annual Special Needs Prom

OPB | May 9, 2014 4:28 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s teacher of the year spent Friday at the special needs prom — an event he started.

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Initiative Would Ban GMO Crops in Jackson County

OPB | May 8, 2014 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: An initiative to ban genetically engineered crops in Jackson County has garnered interest from farmers on both sides of the issue.

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Jackson County Responds To Gang Activity

OPB | May 7, 2014 12:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A gang task force spent two years studying community members' perceptions of gang activity in the Southern Oregon county.

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Oregon Presents New Plan To Evaluate Teachers

OPB | May 1, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: After being granted extra time to meet federal standards, a group of Oregon education professionals has drafted a new plan for how teachers are held accountable.

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Beaverton Schools Want iPads For All Students

OPB | April 24, 2014 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: If Beaverton's school bond measure passes in May, the district will use some of the money to get a device into the hands of every one of its students.

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Southern Oregon Town Asks Federal Judge To Rule on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

OPB | April 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: The Cave Junction City Council voted to ask a federal court to reconcile state and federal laws on medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Ballerina Alison Roper Prepares For Her Last Dance

OPB | April 17, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Oregon Ballet Theater will honor the end of Alison Roper's dancing career by showcasing her talents in a final performance.

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Northwest Clinicians Will Share Notes With Patients Online

OPB | April 15, 2014 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: A group of nine medical care providers is the first to regionally adopt an online medical information portal.

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Going "Pro Se": Representing Yourself In Court

OPB | April 9, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A huge number of people in Oregon decide to represent themselves in court. That doesn't mean it's easy.

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Every Generation Is A "Me" Generation

OPB | April 8, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: Linguist Edwin Battistella defends the use of "first-person" pronouns.

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OHSU Study Finds Inconsistencies In Clinical Trials Results

OPB | April 7, 2014 12:25 p.m.

MONDAY: A recent OHSU study found that raw data from trials differs from what's reported to medical professionals.