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Portland Gains New Fire Chief Before Fourth Of July Weekend

OPB | July 01, 2016

Right before one of Portland Fire & Rescue’s busiest span of days – Fourth of July weekend — the city gained a new fire chief.  

Ryan Bundy Joins Request For Later Trial Date

OPB | July 01, 2016

Ammon and Ryan Bundy, the leaders the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, are requesting a later trial date.

Bend Police Launch Effort To Curb Bike Thefts

OPB | July 01, 2016

Bend police report that there was a 49 percent increase in bike thefts in 2015.

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Apple Plans 3rd Data Center In Prineville

OPB | July 1, 2016 2:30 p.m.

If the tech giant’s plans are approved, Prineville will have a total of six data center facilities — three belonging to Facebook and three belonging to Apple.

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Union, Oregon, Considers Lethal Means To Control Deer

AP | July 1, 2016 10 a.m. | La Grande, Oregon

The city council in Union, Oregon, has discussed using lethal means to reduce the community's deer population.

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Oregon Health Insurance Rates For Individuals Skyrocket

OPB | July 1, 2016 9:52 a.m. | Portland

Prices for people buying their own health insurance are skyrocketing next year — some as much as 32 percent.

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Fire By The Dalles Prompts Evacuations, Partial I-84 Closure

AP | July 1, 2016 7:21 a.m.

Authorities say a fire was threatening homes about six miles east of The Dalles and closed a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge for a short time.

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Bernie Sanders Delegates To File Complaint Against Oregon Democratic Party

OPB | June 30, 2016 6:45 p.m. | Portland

Many Bernie Sanders delegates from Oregon say they are being treated unfairly by state party officials.

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Outdoor School Initiative Could Make 3 Education Measures On Oregon Fall Ballot

OPB | June 30, 2016 6:30 p.m. | Portland

Supporters of the Outdoor School For All campaign submitted more than 120,000 signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State on Thursday.

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Court Ruling Likely The Final Word On Damascus' Future

OPB | June 30, 2016 6 p.m. | Portland

A Clackamas County Circuit Court judge has upheld an election result from May, affirming that Damascus will disincorporate over the next few weeks.

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Portland Voters Will Consider $258M Affordable Housing Bond

OPB | June 30, 2016 5:45 p.m.

The Portland City Council voted unanimously Thursday to put the housing bond on the November ballot. It would create 1,300 housing units.  

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Phil Knight Retires From Nike Board

AP | June 30, 2016 2:13 p.m.

Nike says Phil Knight, its co-founder and chairman, has retired from its board. CEO Mark Parker is the new chairman.

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Burn Ban Issued For Eastern Washington

AP | June 30, 2016 12:55 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources has issued a burn ban on DNR-protected lands in Eastern Washington, effective Saturday.

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Oil Trains In The Northwest

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

> | 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?

> | 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.

> | March 15, 2016