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Earl Blumenauer To Obama: Designate Owyhee National Monument

OPB | Aug. 24, 2016

The Oregon democrat is the only member of Oregon’s Congressional delegation to openly ask Obama to create an Owyhee National Monument.

Top Army General To Testify At Bowe Bergdahl Hearing

AP | Aug. 24, 2016

A top Army general is scheduled to testify about why he destroyed letters he received from supporters and critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

As Problem Continues To Grow, Seattle Hires Director Of Homelessness

AP | Aug. 24, 2016

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has hired someone to manage what he calls the growing scope of work around the issue of homelessness in the city.

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EPA Pushes Oregon To Toughen Lead Paint Contracting Rules

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 3:23 p.m. | Portland

The EPA wants Oregon to fix rules that limit penalties against contractors working on lead paint-era homes without a license.

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Attorney Adds Portland Shelter Deal To Lawsuit Over Utility Funds

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 3:11 p.m. | Portland

A Portland attorney is challenging a plan to build a homeless shelter at Terminal 1 in a lawsuit over utility spending.

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Many Oregonians Can Now Text 911

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 1:47 p.m. | Portland

People in parts Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington can now send text messages to 911 — just don't send emojis, photos or videos.

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Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 1:25 p.m.

The U.S. attorney wasn’t able to explain to the court how raw, unfiltered information from 11 Facebook accounts ended up as part of the evidence presented in the discovery process. 

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Father Seeks Custody Of Children Who Went To Oregon Standoff

AP | Aug. 23, 2016 10:13 a.m. | Topeka, Kansas

The Kansas City Star reports that Tim Sharp said after a Monday court hearing in Shawnee County that he's hopeful that the children will soon be living with him in Colorado.

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Portland's Sellwood Bridge Reopens Tuesday Morning

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 6:27 a.m.

Just in time to ease the strain on Tuesday morning commutes.

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Citizens Panel Narrowly Endorses Measure 97 Tax Measure

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016 5 p.m.

A group of Oregonians selected to represent the state's diversity wound up narrowly supporting the corporate tax measure by an 11-9 vote. 

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Oregon Lawmakers Unveil New Way To Dispose Of Unwanted Drugs

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016 2:23 p.m. | Portland

Walgreens will have kiosks where people can drop off their unwanted drugs.

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Meet Oregon's New Invasive Species: The 'Asian Jumping Worm'

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016 2:04 p.m. | Portland

Don't be fooled by their enthusiastic behavior — the invasive "Asian jumping worm" poses a serious threat to Oregon's natural ecosystem.

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Legal Teams Begin Putting Together Jury For Malheur Trial

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016 1:25 p.m.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys spent Monday in court working out issues surrounding who to summon for jury duty.


Oil Trains In The Northwest

OPB's coverage on the transportation of oil by rail in the Northwest.

OPB | June 03, 2016

Lead In The Water

Communities across the Northwest were shocked recently to discover dangerously high lead levels in their water. How did this happen, and what’s being done to fix the problem?

OPB | June 01, 2016

Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Portland's air is dirtier than we thought. A study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Forest Service revealed dangerously high levels of heavy metals in Portland, sparking an investigation into the sources and causing regulators and officials to question why the pollution was left unchecked for so long.

OPB | March 15, 2016