Warning: High Levels Of Fecal Bacteria On Some NW Beaches

Health advisories were issued today for several Northwest beaches. Among them, Washington’s Vancouver Lake, and on the Oregon coast, D River Beach and Heceta Beach.

Oregon Unions Consider Supreme Court Ruling On Illinois Case

OPB | June 30, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Oregon's unions are taking a close look today at the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on public-sector workers.

Airbnb Will Start Collecting Portland Hotel Tax July 1

OPB | June 28, 2014 4:12 p.m.

Portland is the first city in the country to strike a tax collection deal with Airbnb. Starting July 1, the company will add a 11.5 percent room tax to all reservations booked in Portland and Multnomah County.

Schools Grapple With Linking Student Test Scores To Teacher Evaluations

OPB | June 27, 2014 5:15 p.m.

The federal Department of Education wants states to use student scores from standardized tests to help evaluate teachers. What does that mean for educators in Oregon?

Oregon Schools Fall Short Of Minority Teacher Goals

OPB | July 11, 2014 5:08 p.m.

Oregon schools were supposed to increase minority representation in the teaching ranks by ten percent. Instead, the proportion has barely changed since 2012.

Portland Attempts New World Record for Longest Yoga Chain

OPB | July 11, 2014 4:34 p.m.

Over 800 yogis from Portland and around the world gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to set a new world record for the longest yoga chain.

One Cool Portland Invention Resonates With International Audience

OPB | July 11, 2014 3:51 p.m.

A Portland inventor saw a boring old box that could do so much more. With a dozen add-ons and improvements, Ryan Grepper is taking the world by storm with the “Coolest.”

Zine Symposium This Weekend

OPB | July 11, 2014 3:26 p.m.

This weekend brings the annual Portland Zine Symposium.  The small handmade publications called zines are thriving in the digital age.

Evergreen Aviation Campus Up For Sale

AP | July 11, 2014 2:46 p.m.

The headquarters of the dissolving Evergreen aviation empire in McMinnville are for sale.

3-Day tax Haul From Washington Pot Sales: $148,256

AP | July 11, 2014 1:49 p.m.

Washington will haul in nearly $150,000 in excise taxes from the first three days of legal marijuana sales — and that doesn't include state and local sales taxes.

Eugene-Based Software Company Creates Parent-Friendly Work Environment

OPB | July 11, 2014 1 p.m.

Sabrina Parsons, who took over as CEO of Palto Alto Software in 2007, partially attributes the lack of women in high-ranking corporate positions to the little accommodation offered to working mothers.


Lightning Ignites Grass In Southeastern Oregon

AP | July 11, 2014 12:11 p.m.

Lightning has touched off a wildfire in grass and brush south of Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon, just north of the Nevada border.

First Supermoon Of The Year Rises On Saturday

OPB | July 11, 2014 11:56 a.m.

Arguably the only good thing about the summer dry spell in Oregon is that the skies will be clear enough for a great view of the summer "supermoon" Saturday evening.

Portland Parking Easier After Disabled Rule Change

AP | July 11, 2014 11:45 a.m.

Many cars and trucks have vanished from downtown Portland since the start of July. Where they have gone is a mystery, but why they are gone is not.

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