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Stevenson, Washington, To Apply For Storm Relief Funds

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017

The Columbia River Gorge town of Stevenson, Washington, received about 1 1/2 inches of ice this week.

Not Their President: Where Portland Anti-Trump Protesters Go From Here

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017

As Donald Trump takes office, energy from the first week of post-election protests in Portland is now coursing through different channels.

Rampant Road Closures As Oregon Winter Weather Continues

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017

The Portland area is already seeing landslides. Eastern Oregon is still frozen.

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Attorney For Oregon Standoff Leader Faces New Charges In Courthouse Scuffle

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 7:39 a.m. | Portland

Marcus Mumford was tased by U.S. Marshals on Oct. 27, just after he learned his client, Ammon Bundy, and six others were found not guilty of conspiring to occupy the Oregon wildlife refuge.

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Blazers Drop 3rd Straight In 107-85 Loss To Hornets

AP | Jan. 19, 2017 6:14 a.m. | Charlotte, North Carolina

Kemba Walker scored 23 points, and the Hornets stopped a five-game slide with a 107-85 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

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Seattle Bike Rental Program Shuts Down, But Portland Optimistic

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 5:15 p.m.

Seattle has pulled the plug on its bike rental program known as “PRONTO.” But in Portland, officials say a similar bike program is off to a good start.

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Obama Grants Clemency To 2 Oregonians

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Portland

President Barack Obama’s latest act of clemency included two Oregonians in prison on drug charges.

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Ice Storm Paralyzes Columbia River Gorge

AP | Jan. 18, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

An ice storm shut down major highways Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed towns in the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice.

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Oregon Schools To Homebound Kids: Please Read And Do Math

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 4:36 p.m. | Portland

The ice, harsh winds and steep hills conspired to keep the Corbett School District superintendent from even reaching the office Wednesday, along with all of the district's students.

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Portland Mayor Says Police Will Intervene In Trump Protests If Necessary

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 4:34 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is calling on people protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump this week to do so peacefully.

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Democratic Attorneys General Urge Rejection Of Trump's EPA Nominee

AP | Jan. 18, 2017 9:43 a.m. | Boston

The Democratic attorneys general of eight states and the District of Columbia are urging the U.S. Senate to reject Republican President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency.

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UO Suspends Football Strength Coach After 3 Players Hospitalized

AP | Jan. 18, 2017 7:58 a.m.

The University of Oregon suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts last week.

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Freezing Rain, Ice Force Road Closures In Oregon And Washington

AP | Jan. 18, 2017 7:26 a.m. | Portland

I-84 between Troutdale and Hood River is expected to remain closed all day Wednesday, ODOT said, as icy conditions and downed trees have created treacherous driving conditions.


Oil Trains In The Northwest

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

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?

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.