Oregon Graduation Rates Improving, But Still Need Work

OPB |Jan. 29, 2015 midnight

Oregon's graduation rates ticked up last year but they still show that nearly three in ten high school seniors fail to earn diplomas in four years.

City Council Approves New Investments In Affordable Housing In North Portland

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 5:51 p.m.

North and Northeast Portland has gone from being about 30 percent African American in the 1980s to 15 percent in the 2010 census. The Housing Bureau has committed to help families at risk of being displaced.

Chemical Leak At Port Of Olympia Leads To Evacuations

AP |Jan. 28, 2015 4:39 p.m.

A hydrogen peroxide leak in a water treatment plant at the Port of Olympia caused the area to be evacuated for about three hours on Wednesday afternoon.

West Coast Fish Processor Drops Challenged Expansion Bid

AP |Jan. 28, 2015 4:35 p.m.

Easy Access To E-Cigarettes For Minors

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 4:31 p.m.

Multnomah County looks to introduce regulations on electronic cigarettes and prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

U of O: Presidential Records Returned

AP |Jan. 28, 2015 4:31 p.m.

The University of Oregon says 22,000 pages of archived documents that were released illegally have been returned.

Oregon’s Wolves Reach Recovery Milestone

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 3:03 p.m.

Wolves in the eastern third of Oregon have reached a key milestone in the state’s recovery program.

Moderate Earthquake Strikes Northern California Coast

AP |Jan. 28, 2015 1:50 p.m.

A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 has struck off the coast of Northern California.

Linn County Ready To Reuse Former Rock Quarry Site

AP |Jan. 28, 2015 1:45 p.m.

Linn County commissioners have given a former rock quarry at Sweet Home to a local economic development agency.

Now That Growing Pot Is Legal, Can It Also Be More Energy Efficient?

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 1:39 p.m.

Marijuana growing operations can be major power hogs. Now that they're legal in Oregon and Washington, experts are looking for ways to make them more energy efficient.

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