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Will Measure 97 Raise Prices In Oregon? OPB's Jeff Mapes Seeks An Answer

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 2:48 p.m.

Like many Oregon voters, OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes wonders whether Measure 97 means he'll pay more for groceries and other basics. He set out to answer that question.

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Report: Discrimination Harming Efforts To Diversify Oregon Highway Workforce

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 10:18 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s highway construction workforce is getting more diverse – but discrimination remains a big problem, according to a study out Thursday from Portland State University.

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New Route Reconnects Timberline Trail Around Mount Hood

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 2, 2016 9:30 p.m. | Portland

For the past decade, hikers on the Timberline Trail have had to contend with a hazardous gap in the 40-mile loop around Mount Hood. Now, those days are gone.

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1 Year After UCC Shooting, Community Looks To Move Forward

Northwest News Network | Sept. 30, 2016 6:26 a.m.

One year ago Saturday, a gunman opened fire during a writing class in Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College. He killed 9 people and then himself.

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Scientists Frustrated OSU Will Build $50M Research Center In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:32 p.m. | Portland

OSU is ignoring the advice of some of its ocean scientists by building a $50 million research center in Newport's tsunami zone.

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Obama Names 1st US Ambassador To Cuba In More Than 50 Years

AP | Sept. 27, 2016 2:47 p.m.

The White House announced Tuesday that Obama plans to nominate Jeffrey DeLaurentis to the post. DeLaurentis currently is the top diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.

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Oregon Governor Appoints New Head Of Housing

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016 2:23 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a new head of the state agency that handles affordable housing. The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to tackle housing issues next year.

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13-Car Train Derailment Prompts Hazmat Precautions In Eugene

The Register-Guard | Sept. 25, 2016 7:22 p.m.

Thirteen railcars, one of them containing a hazardous, flammable liquid, derailed on a Union Pacific train Sunday, prompting a partial evacuation, detouring traffic well into the night and stalling Amtrak train passengers.

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With Few Rules For Home Demolitions, Threat Of Lead Dust Worries Neighbors

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 19, 2016 11:45 a.m. | Portland

While health officials are working to reduce exposure after waves of concern about lead in drinking water and industrial emissions, many say the lack of protections for home demolitions are a gap in regulations.

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'This Land Is Our Land' Update: First Witnesses

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 7:24 p.m.

OPB's Conrad Wilson reports on the first witnesses to take the stand in the Malheur refuge trial: Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward and a man who was at the refuge on the day the armed protestors began their occupation.