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Oregon's Transgender Population Reacts To Trump's Military Ban

OPB | July 26, 2017

Oregon’s transgender population is reacting Wednesday to news that President Donald Trump will ban them from serving in the U.S. military.

Report: OHSU Scientist 1st In US To Modify Human Genes With CRISPR

OPB | July 26, 2017

The MIT Technology Review reported Wednesday that a researcher at OHSU became the first in the United States to genetically modify a human embryo.

Multnomah County Likely To Pursue Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

OPB | July 26, 2017

Multnomah County is expected to vote Thursday to designate opioids as a "public nuisance."

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Oversight Group Tells Portland To Slow Decision On Water Treatment Plant

OPB | July 26, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

A key watchdog group that monitors spending at the Portland Water Bureau said it will ask the City Council to slow its decision on a pricey new water treatment facility.

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Portland Prepared To Pull Russian Software Used To Scan Malicious Emails

OPB | July 26, 2017 10:06 a.m. | Portland

Portland’s Bureau of Technology Services is prepared to stop using software from Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab.

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Justice Department Intensifies Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities

AP | July 25, 2017 4:02 p.m. | Washington

The Justice Department says cities must give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.

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Seattle, Portland See Biggest Increase In Home Prices Nationwide

OPB | July 25, 2017 8:06 a.m.

Seattle and Portland have seen the biggest increase in home prices among 20 of the largest metropolitan areas nationwide.

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Oregon Task Force Struggles To Cut $5B From PERS Costs

The Register-Guard | July 26, 2017 7:08 a.m.

A special state task force started grappling Monday with a monumental challenge: drafting a plan to lop $5 billion off the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System’s unfunded liability without touching government workers’ retirement benefits.

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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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