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Oregon Moves Closer To Stronger Sanctuary State Law

OPB | June 20, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers want to make it harder for federal immigration agents to find people living in the country illegally.

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Oregon Mother, Infant Bond On Trails To 50 Waterfalls

The Register-Guard | June 18, 2017 9:31 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Rowdy Briggs and his mom have averaged at least a hike a week since he was 5 months old, logging more than 150 miles on the trail in wind, rain and even snow.

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Study: Oregon Public School Teachers' Health Insurance Costs Higher Than School Districts Elsewhere In Northwest

The Register-Guard | June 12, 2017 2:54 p.m.

Oregon public school districts’ spending on teachers’ health insurance and pensions is significantly higher than at some school districts in Washington state and Idaho, says a new study from Portland State University.

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Will Lake Oswego Find A Home For Short-Term Rentals?

Portland Tribune | May 25, 2017 9:11 a.m.

A rise in the number of under-the-table 'hosts' prompts City officials to look at rules for services like Airbnb.

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Activist Group Shamed Landlord Who Hiked Rent Of 18 Northeast Portland Families

Portland Tribune | May 24, 2017 12:27 p.m.

Portland has observed a long history of displacing minority families — and it doesn't seem to be halting anytime soon.

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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.