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What It's Like To Walk Out Of Immigration Jail In Tacoma

KUOW | June 26, 2017

Two years ago, AID Northwest parked a 36-foot Winnebago outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, converting it into a makeshift welcome center for people recently released from immigration jail.

Controversial Business Tax Hike Hits Roadblock In Oregon Senate

OPB | June 27, 2017

Oregon House Democrats were willing to pass a revenue increase aimed at avoiding the constitutional requirement that tax hikes have a three-fifths vote. But Senate Democrats aren't going along.

Oregon Will Not Suspend Operations At New Mega-Dairy

East Oregonian | June 27, 2017

Oregon regulators will not suspend operations at a controversial new mega-dairy near Boardman. Environmental and animal rights groups had urged a shutdown.

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Oregon Investigators Support Woman's Unfair Firing Claim

OPB | June 27, 2017 12:40 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries is backing claims from Micaela Herrera, who said Teen Challenge fired her for being pregnant and unmarried.    

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Oregon Narrowly Approves K-12 Spending Plan

OPB | June 27, 2017 1:09 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers narrowly approved an $8.2 billion spending plan Tuesday for K-12 schools. The number is an 11 percent increase over the previous budget cycle.

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Trained Geriatricians Harder To Find In Portland

Portland Tribune | June 27, 2017 1:39 p.m.

There aren't enough geriatricians to go around — about 20 in Portland — making it more difficult for aging Americans to secure one as their primary care provider.

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Some Oregon Foster Children Spent 80 Days In 'Temporary' Hotel Stay

OPB | June 27, 2017 2:30 p.m. | Portland

Some children spent 80 days or more living in hotel rooms as part of an Oregon foster care program, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

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Judge To Sentenced Malheur Occupier: 'I Don't Want To See You Again'

OPB | June 26, 2017 12:59 p.m. | Portland

Geoffrey Stanek was sentenced to six months home detention for his role in the 41-day long occupation in eastern Oregon.

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Broken Treaties: The History Of Oregon’s Native Population

The history of the native people of Oregon and how they went from possessing 100 percent of the state’s land to nearly none of it.  

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