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Prosecutors: Bill Of Rights Shouldn't Cover Malheur Occupiers' Actions

OPB | July 29, 2016

Federal prosecutors say they plan to challenge First and Second Amendment rights as a defense for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

Cowlitz Tribe Can Continue Casino Construction, Following Court Ruling

OPB | July 29, 2016

Construction of a half-billion-dollar new casino 15 minutes north of Portland can continue full bore Friday following a federal appeals court ruling.

Ryan Bundy Declares Himself An 'Idiot' Not Subject To US Courts

OPB | July 28, 2016

Malheur refuge occupier Ryan Bundy filed a flurry of court documents Thursday, declaring himself an "idiot of the 'Legal Society'" who is "incompetent" and not subject to federal law.

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US-Banned Genetically Modified Wheat Is Found In Washington

AP | July 29, 2016 11:54 a.m. | Seattle

Federal authorities say genetically modified wheat that's banned for sale or production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state.

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Blood Tests Turn Up 21 More Portland Cases Of Elevated Lead

OPB | July 29, 2016 12:20 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools say 21 children and adults tested high out of 500 recently-returned samples. Health officials have said in the past that elevated lead tends to come from homes, not schools.

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OPB Politics Now: DNC Wrapup, Politics Of Homelessness And More

OPB | July 29, 2016 1 p.m.

OPB Politics Now talks boos at the Democratic National Convention, then swings the focus to regional issues such as homelessness in Portland and Measure 97 (formerly IP28).

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Oregon Unveils Plan To Help Mentally Ill, Under Pressure From Feds

OPB | July 28, 2016 11:46 a.m. | Portland

The state finalized a plan Thursday to help more people with chronic mental illnesses — and to reduce confrontations between them and police.

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Patching PPS Buildings Requires Fixes To Management

OPB | July 28, 2016 4:45 p.m.

When outside investigators looked into how Portland Public Schools botched the discovery of elevated lead, system problems became apparent. Fixing those issues is complicated.


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