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Health | local | Land | Environment

Meth Cleanup Laws Leave Many Properties Unchecked

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 6 p.m.

Though Oregon has laws in place to decontaminate properties that were former meth labs, the statutes only address drug manufacturing sites -- not properties where methamphetamine was used.

local | News

OHSU Trauma Surgeon Says 15-Year-Old Gunshot Victim Is Doing Well

OPB | Dec. 12, 2012 3:43 p.m.

Dr. Laszlo Kiraly, one of the trauma surgeons at OHSU who operated on a 15-year-old victim of the Clackamas Town Center shooting, has provided an update.

Family | local | News

Dad Of 11-Year-Old Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

OPB | Dec. 11, 2012 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Police have arrested the father of the 11-year-old Portland boy who is accused of trying to rob a woman with a loaded pistol.

local | Politics | News

Hermiston's 'Mayor Bob' Is Dead After 12 Years In Office

OPB | Dec. 11, 2012 12:27 p.m.

Hermiston Mayor Bob Severson has died at age 80 after a heart attack last week.

Business | local | News

Charles Washington, Publisher Of Portland Observer, Is Dead

OPB | Dec. 10, 2012 2:15 p.m. | Portland

Charles Washington, the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Portland Observer, died over the weekend.

Economy | local | NW Life

Portland Police: Pot Smoking Over Border Legal, But Plan Trip Home

OPB | Dec. 6, 2012 1:16 p.m. | Portland

Possession of up to an ounce of marijuana is now legal for adults in Washington state.

local | Elections | News

Clackamas County Elections Worker Pleads Not Guilty

OPB | Dec. 4, 2012 8:01 p.m. | Oregon City, Oregon

Former Clackamas County elections worker Deanna Swenson pleaded not guilty to ballot-tampering charges in a Clackamas County courtroom Tuesday.

local | Energy

Adams Opens New Electric Car Charging Stations In Downtown Portland

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012 12:46 p.m.

Portland Mayor Sam Adams unveiled new electric vehicle charging stations Thursday in downtown Portland. He hopes the move will encourage more people to get out and shop.


ODOT: Alcohol A Factor In Increase In Pedestrian Deaths

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 3:21 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation has recorded 55 pedestrian deaths so far this year. That exceeds last year's total of 47 pedestrian fatalities. ODOT wants to work with drivers and pedestrians to make the roads safer.

local | Elections | Politics

Cave Junction Council To Pick Winner After 5-Way Tie Vote

OPB | Nov. 26, 2012 2:41 p.m.

There is a five-way tie for a seat on the Cave Junction City Council. Each of the five received three votes. Cave Junction City Recorder Ryan Nolan says the five-way tie doesn’t matter because there's no runner-up.

Economy | Books

Powell's Enters the E-Reader War for Christmas Sales

OPB | Nov. 26, 2012 midnight | Portland

Powell's Book in Portland recently ventured into selling its own brand of e-reader, a year after layoffs blaimed on the digital book industry.

Economy | local | Food

Portland Charities Prepare To Serve Thanksgiving Dinner

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Charities around Portland are gearing up to serve Thanksgiving dinner. The Portland Rescue Mission, Union Gospel Mission and Genesis Community Fellowship are just a few of the places offering a Thanksgiving meal.


Hunter Killed, Roads Hazardous As Storm Lashes Ore. Coast

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012 2:15 p.m. | Portland

Drivers are being asked to hold off on any trips from Portland and the Willamette Valley to the coast. Road conditions are extremely hazardous and several major roads can't be used.


3.2 Earthquake Recorded In Portland Area

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012 9:45 a.m. | Portland

A minor earthquake with a 3.2 magnitude was recorded at 6:15 a.m. Monday in the Portland area.

Economy | local

Foreclosure Protesters Gather At Portland's City Hall

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012 3:33 p.m. | Portland

Friday a group of protesters met in front of Portland City Hall. The demonstrators say they want banks and elected officials to take accountability for the foreclosure crisis.

Economy | local

Spirit Airlines Begins New PDX Service To San Diego, Los Cabos

OPB | Nov. 8, 2012 1:56 p.m.

The Port of Portland is excited about new flights from PDX to Los Cabos, Mexico and San Diego offered by Spirit Airlines.

As Oregon Democrats Celebrate, Republicans Discouraged

OPB | Nov. 6, 2012 11:54 p.m. | Portland

Oregonians who voted for President Obama's re-election were celebrating last night. However, the night was discouraging for Oregonians who voted for Republican Mitt Romney.

local | Elections | Politics

Oregon Ballots Due At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Too Late To Mail Them

OPB | Nov. 5, 2012 1:48 p.m. | Portland

Oregon ballots are due Tuesday by 8 p.m. If you haven't voted yet, you'll want to find a drop site. 


One Dead In SE Portland Apartment Fire

OPB | Nov. 2, 2012 11:49 a.m. | Portland

One person died this morning in a blaze at an apartment complex in the Centennial neighborhood of Southeast Portland.

local | Elections

Deadline Close For Mailing In Ballot

OPB | Nov. 1, 2012 2:42 p.m. | Portland

The voting doesn't end until 8 p.m. next Tuesday, but anyone mailing in a ballot has limited time.