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Oregon Symphony Strikes Perfect Harmony With Puppet Master Michael Curry

OPB | May 6, 2017 4:06 p.m.

Next week, the Oregon Symphony will wade into the wonderful world of puppets. For the first time, it is collaborating with artist-designer Michael Curry on a production of Stravinsky’s Persephone.

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Vancouver Schools Cut Back On Homework So Kids Can Be Kids

OPB | May 2, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Vancouver Public Schools is revamping its approach to homework. Starting next year, the southwest Washington district will get rid of mandatory homework for its youngest children.

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Hundreds March In Northeast Portland Rally To Protest Rent Hikes

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 4:42 p.m. | Portland

Hundreds of tenants and renters' rights advocates gathered outside the Normandy Apartment building in Northeast Portland Saturday to protest a rent increase slated to go into effect on April 1.

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GrandMas2Go Pairs Mentors With New Oregon Parents

Medford Mail Tribune | Feb. 20, 2017 8:49 a.m.

GrandMas2Go parent coaches will be available at no cost to families and, Otto says, will help rebuild the village on which communities have long relied to create strong families and healthy, happy children.

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Rear-Facing Until 2? Oregon Lawmakers Consider Change To Car Seat Law

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Young children in Oregon would have to sit in rear-facing car seats until they turn 2 under a measure being considered in Salem. If approved, Oregon would join four other states, including California, that have a similar requirement.

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More Sign Up For Obamacare, But It's Unclear What They'll Do If The Law Is Repealed

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 10:49 a.m. | Portland

Tuesday is the last day to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. And despite concerns it'll be replaced, more Oregonians have signed up this year than all previous years.

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A Portland Refugee Worries: Will Her Parents Make It Home?

OPB | Jan. 29, 2017 7:10 p.m.

Noor Hilmi's family fled Iraq after her brother was kidnapped. Now they're refugees in Portland. They're also one of many families thrust into confusion by President Trump's travel ban.

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Portland's Faith Community Condemns Trump's New Immigration Orders

OPB | Jan. 27, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Portland

Leaders from Portland’s churches, mosques and synagogues called Friday for a united front against President Trump’s new executive orders on immigration.

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Hundreds Gather In Portland To Protest DeVos Nomination For Education Secretary

OPB | Jan. 27, 2017 1:30 p.m. | Portland

A couple hundred people gathered in downtown Portland Friday to protest the nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Education Secretary.

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In Wake Of Trump's Executive Order, Oregon Governor Says State Will Protect 'Everyone'

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says it's not clear what effect President Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities will have on state government.