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Why Do Conventions Matter?

OPB | July 23, 2016

The Democratic and Republican national conventions are the single biggest spectacles in American politics. But if we already know who the party nominees will be, why do we have conventions?

Hacked Emails Show Democratic Party Hostility To Bernie Sanders

AP | July 23, 2016

Several emails from Democratic party officials posted by Wikileaks detail the split between the Democratic National Committee and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

UO Psychologist Fined For Student's Records Release

AP | July 23, 2016

The head of the University of Oregon's counseling office allegedly released a student's counseling records. The student sought counseling after she said she was raped by three basketball players.

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BIKETOWN Sees More Than 3,000 Users In First Days, Plus Vandalism

OPB | July 22, 2016 2:15 p.m. | Portland

Three days after its launch, BIKETOWN, Portland's new bike share program sponsored by Nike, had 1,381 people sign up for annual memberships and 2,237 people buy a day pass or single ride users. 

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Bend Citizens Debate Climate Change Resolution

OPB | July 22, 2016 noon

Bend is the latest city in Oregon to consider a plan to combat climate change.

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University Of Idaho To Offer "Pokemon Go" Class

AP | July 22, 2016 9:45 a.m. | Moscow, Idaho

The University of Idaho says it will offer a new class this fall using "Pokemon Go" to teach students about leading active lifestyles, teamwork and exploring their communities.

Arts | Health | Air | NW Life | News | local | Environment | Business | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

State Accepting Art Glass Comments For One More Week

OPB | July 22, 2016 8:50 a.m. | Portland

Regulators are trying to iron out whether regulations will apply to all makers across the state.

News | local | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

DEQ Traces Persistent Chromium Levels To Portland Glass Maker

OPB | July 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon DEQ is requiring Bullseye Glass in southeast Portland to clean its exhaust stacks after finding continually elevated levels of hexavalent chromium in the area.

Education | local | News | Lead In The Water

Portland School Board Faces Daunting Task Of Quickly Replacing Carole Smith

OPB | July 21, 2016 5:16 p.m. | Portland

Portland school board members face divided opinions and a tight timeline to hire an interim superintendent.

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Reporter's Notebook: Life In The Camps On The Springwater Trail

OPB | July 21, 2016 3:25 p.m.

OPB reporter Amelia Templeton lives near the homeless camps of the Springwater Trail, where people are building communities even as they prepare to be swept.

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Why Oregon's Kasich Delegates Went To Trump

AP | July 21, 2016 2:43 p.m. | Portland

One of Oregon's Kasich delegates said he and others agreed to instead support Trump "in order to create at least an impression of order and party unity."

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Report Details Affair That Led To US Attorney's Downfall

AP | July 21, 2016 2:20 p.m. | Portland

The federal prosecutor who accused U.S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall of sexual harassment told investigators her behavior was interfering with his ability to eat, sleep and work.

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Astoria Man Sentenced In Celebrity Photo Hacking Case

AP | July 21, 2016 12:55 p.m. | Los Angeles

U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt sentenced Andrew Helton of Astoria, Oregon, to the prison term and two years of supervised release on Thursday.


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