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Oregon Experience

July 10, 2013 12:11 p.m.

Oregon Experience, entered its 11th season this past fall, 2016.

The series continues to bring to life stories that help us understand this place where we live and those that have played key roles in its history and legacy.

Oregon Experience's documentary, Massacre at Hells Canyon, airs on OPB-TV Monday January 23rd.  In 1887, a gang of Wallowa County men killed as many as 34 Chinese gold miners along the Snake River. For over a century the murders were covered up, and no one was held accountable.   Today, the massacre at Hells Canyon is finally acknowledged.   Please join us for a free advance screening of this new documentary:

Thursday, January 19, 2017
6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) University of Oregon, Portland Campus White Stag Building 70 NW Couch Street Portland, Oregon

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Portland Expands Gang Enforcement Team After Recent Shootings

June 3, 2015 5:44 p.m.

The Portland Police Bureau is adding six officers to the Gang Enforcement Team to address an increase in gang and gun violence.

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Top Stories: NBA Star Offers Reward In Gang Shooting; Wash. Retailers Must Clear Drug Paraphernalia From View

Aug. 19, 2014 3:30 p.m.

Headlines for Tuesday, Aug. 19: Houston Rockets' Terrence Jones is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the gunmen who killed a 21-year-old Portland woman in a gang-related shooting, Washington retailers must remove drug paraphernalia from easy view, and more.

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After 'Cool Down,' Community Remembers Gang Violence Victims

July 15, 2014 6:29 a.m.

Community members and local law enforcement officials came together for an outreach event in Portland last night, to talk about gang violence.

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Portland Police Try 'Cool Down' Operation To Limit Gang Violence

July 14, 2014 11:23 p.m.

Portland police initiated what they called a "cool down" operation in the city over the weekend, to tamp down gang violence.

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Portland Gang Investigators Probe Saturday Morning Shootings

July 12, 2014 5:43 p.m.

The Portland Police Bureau is investigating two overnight shootings in Northeast Portland. No injuries were reported and no arrested have been made.

Youth Protest Violence As Police Beef Up Patrols In Response To Gang Incidents

July 12, 2014 5:13 p.m.

Portland police have responded to 52 violent crimes this year that were gang-related, sharply up from last year. Friday, dozens of young people protested the violence.

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Portland Mayor Hales On Gang Violence, Homelessness

Oct. 10, 2015 8:41 p.m.

OPB sat down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales on Saturday to discuss his concerns about rising gang violence and homelessness.

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Portland Sets New Record For Gang Violence Incidents

Sept. 2, 2015 10:51 p.m.

The bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team said it has investigated 121 incidents of gang violence so far this year.

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Study: Multnomah County Gang Incidents Moving East

July 9, 2014 1:15 p.m.

In spite of recent reports of gang-related shootings in Portland, a new study suggests the problem was worse ten years ago.

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