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Despite Loud Criticism, Sessions Urges Oregon To 'Reconsider' Sanctuary Status

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017

The groups called Sessions' visit to Portland "unwelcome" and "potentially dangerous."

PPS Launches Investigation Into Alleged Sex Abuse By Former Teacher

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017

Portland Public Schools launched an investigation Tuesday into an alleged pattern of sexual harassment and abuse by a former teacher and coach.

Rain, Snow Begin The End Of Several Oregon Wildfires

Statesman Journal | Sept. 19, 2017

As heavy rain turned to snow in Oregon’s high elevations Tuesday, fire crews prepared to wind down operations on multiple wildfires across the state.

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Fight Over Oregon's 'Sanctuary Law' Brings Immigration Policy Battle To The NW

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 6 a.m.

Opponents of Oregon's "sanctuary law" are collecting signatures to put the issue on the ballot, and feelings are already running high on both sides.

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What You Should Know About Oregon's New Distracted Driving Law

Statesman Journal | Sept. 19, 2017 7:51 a.m.

Starting Oct. 1, drivers in Oregon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other "hands-on" cell phone and electronics use.

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Ruling Invalidates Key Permits For Kalama Methanol Plant

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 6:05 p.m.

A state board has invalidated two key permits for a methanol project proposed in Kalama, Washington.

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Oregon’s Forest Fires Have Cost $340 Million So Far

Statesman Journal | Sept. 18, 2017 6:16 p.m.

Oregon has had a “challenging” fire season this year, State Forester Peter Dougherty told several legislative committees Monday.

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Small Tornado Destroys 2 Barns Near Lebanon, Oregon

The Register-Guard | Sept. 19, 2017 6:46 p.m.

A tornado touched down outside Lebanon on Tuesday afternoon, destroying two barns and damaging two others, according to the Lebanon Fire District.

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