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Judge Won't Dismiss Seattle, Portland Sanctuary Cities Case

AP | Oct. 19, 2017

A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department's efforts to have a lawsuit filed by Seattle and Portland, Oregon, over sanctuary city policies thrown out.

Teenage Suspect Charged As Juvenile In Eagle Creek Fire

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017

A 15-year-old boy from Vancouver, Washington, is facing misdemeanor charges for starting the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge.

Washington State Playing Catch Up On Earthquake Safety Of Critical Buildings

Northwest News Network | Oct. 19, 2017

More people than ever—1.2 million in Washington state and more than 570,000 in Oregon—are registered to participate in the annual Great ShakeOut.

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Springfield-Based Roseburg To Sell California Timberlands

The Register-Guard | Oct. 19, 2017 11:12 a.m.

Roseburg Forest Products has reached an agreement to sell 170,000 acres of Northern California timberlands to an Australian-based company.

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'OPB Politics Now': What Is ‘Home Rule’ And Why Should You Care?

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Douglas County residents are considering a dramatic change in how the county is governed

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Wapato Jail Sale Falls Through For 2nd Time This Year

Portland Tribune | Oct. 18, 2017 3:14 p.m.

Pacific Development Partners made an unsolicited $10 million cash offer for the North Portland jail in May. The company had 90 days to perform due diligence.

News | Health

Oregon Voters Will Decide The Provider Tax, But What Is That?

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

In January, Oregon voters will decide whether to overturn a new tax on hospitals and other health care providers. But what exactly are Oregonians voting on?

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Prosecutors Say Western US Opioid Ring Originated In China

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

A grand jury has indicted a Chinese national for allegedly distributing the powerful opioid fentanyl and contributing to four overdoses in Oregon, including one fatality.

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OPB | May 11, 2016

OPB Politics Now dives deep into the hottest political topics of the week, offering the scoop on candidates and issues affecting the Pacific Northwest.