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Rural Areas, Suburbs In SW Washington Not Immune To Homeless Crisis

OPB | July 19, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Kelso, Washington

Homelessness is not just a problem in urban cities. People living in suburbs and rural areas of the Pacific Northwest are also divided on how to deal with this growing crisis.

local | Politics | Food | News

Brewers Toast Herrera Beutler For Backing Beer Tax Overhaul

OPB | July 7, 2017 9:44 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is working with local craft breweries to streamline the business of beer making.

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Amtrak: Washington Train Derailment Caused By Speed, Human Error

OPB | July 6, 2017 4:33 p.m.

An investigation into a recent passenger train derailment near Steilacoom, Washington, reveals speed and human error are to blame.

Environment | Energy | News

Washington Pushes Deadline On Vancouver Oil Terminal Decision

OPB | July 1, 2017 2:31 p.m.

The deadline to reach a decision on a controversial oil terminal planned for Vancouver has been pushed back again.

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Washington Highway Closed After Semi Crash, Oil Spill

OPB | June 27, 2017 12:05 p.m.

All lanes on Washington state Route 14 are closed after a semi-trailer crashed, spilling thousands of gallons of hot oil on the highway.

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Despite Racist Threats, Portland's 'Good In The Hood' Parties On

OPB | June 24, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Portland

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary for Northeast Portland’s Good in the Hood multicultural festival. And despite receiving threats, the parade went on as planned.

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Beaverton Mosque Welcomes Train Stabbing Victims' Families

OPB | June 24, 2017 10:47 a.m. | Portland

Friday night members of a Beaverton mosque welcomed the family of one of the victims from last month’s deadly MAX train stabbings.

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Washington Residents Fear Limited Options If Health Insurers Pull Out

OPB | June 18, 2017 7 p.m.

Two rural counties in Washington may have limited health care options next year. Insurance providers say they won't serve Grays Harbor or Klickitat counties in 2018.

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Vietnam War Veteran Gets Flight Of His Dreams

OPB | June 17, 2017 7 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

It was a special day for a Vietnam War veteran in Vancouver, Washington. Simon Rowland, 66, has always wanted to fly in an old P-model Cessna plane. And this weekend, he got his wish.

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Vancouver’s Fourth Plain Residents Welcome Change, Fear Gentrification

OPB | June 15, 2017 9:28 a.m.

Ten years ago, a neighborhood in Vancouver, Washington, was identified as a place ripe for development. As plans ramp up, some wonder whether change will be a good thing.

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Oregon's Only Islamic High School Celebrates Graduating Class Of 3

OPB | June 12, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Friends and family gathered at one Oregon school this weekend, to celebrate a senior class of just three.

Environment | Energy | News

Opponents Call Vancouver Oil Terminal 'Bad Plan' While Supporters Tout Jobs

OPB | June 8, 2017 10:59 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

More than 100 people testified before the Washington state energy board in Vancouver. It was one of the last opportunities for the public to sound off on a proposed oil terminal there.

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For Communities Of Color, Racist Portland Knife Attack Was Scary But Not Surprising

OPB | June 2, 2017 3:33 p.m. | Portland

For many people of color, the stabbings on a Portland MAX train were less a surprise and more just an escalation of things they’ve heard and felt for years in America’s whitest big city.

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'OPB Politics Now': Political Aftermath Of The Portland Train Stabbing

OPB | June 2, 2017 8:51 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s response to the stabbings on the MAX train brought up some serious questions about free speech vs. hate speech.


TriMet Stabbing Victim Rick Best Remembered On Memorial Day

OPB | May 30, 2017 12:30 p.m.

Stabbing victim Rick Best was remembered on Memorial Day for his military service.

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Suspect In Fatal Portland Stabbing To Appear In Court Tuesday

OPB | May 28, 2017 12:56 p.m.

Jeremy Christian, 35, is facing multiple counts of murder, being a felon in possession of a weapon, and intimidation charges, Oregon’s equivalent of a hate crime.

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At Post-Attack Vigils, Oregonians Urge Each Other To Stand Up To Hate

OPB | May 27, 2017 10 p.m. | Portland

Participants urged each other not to let the killings – and the hate that apparently motivated them – drive Oregonians apart.

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Victims In Deadly Portland Hate Speech Attack Identified, Suspect Charged With Murder

OPB | May 27, 2017 10:44 a.m.

The Portland man suspected of fatally stabbing two people on a MAX train Friday afternoon has been identified as Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of North Portland.


2 People Dead In Train Attack In Portland On Eve Of Ramadan

OPB | May 26, 2017 6:59 p.m.

Witnesses told police that just before the attack, the suspect had been insulting passengers, including two women who appeared to be Muslim. The attack happened when a group tried to intervene.

No More Masks At Protests? Washington Lawmaker Aims To Make It Illegal

OPB | May 25, 2017 10:12 a.m.

A Washington lawmaker wants to make it a crime to wear a mask, hood, or face-covering bandana while protesting.