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Portland Mayor Delays Vote On Police Labor Agreement

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016

After a contentious and at times unruly hearing, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said he will delay a City Council vote ratifying a new four-year labor agreement with the Portland Police Union.

Portland Glass Maker Uroboros To Close After Air Quality Concerns

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016

Portland-based glass maker Uroboros announced Wednesday it will discontinue operations in 2017 barring its sale, according to a news release.

Engineers Unveil First US Tsunami Building Standards In Portland

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016

The American Society of Civil Engineers in Portland on Wednesday unveiled new standards for building in tsunami zones across the five western states.

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Scientists Frustrated OSU Will Build $50M Research Center In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:32 p.m. | Portland

OSU is ignoring the advice of some of its ocean scientists by building a $50 million research center in Newport's tsunami zone.

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Young Oregon Farmers Face Barriers To Starting Farm Businesses

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:21 p.m.

A new report shows that it’s increasingly difficult for young people to get into farming in Oregon.

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Idaho Militia Group Members Resign, Say Leader Took Money

AP | Sept. 28, 2016 11:37 a.m. | Boise

More than 30 members of an Idaho militia group, some present during the Oregon refuge occupation, say they've resigned after the group's president spent $2,900 in donations on personal items.

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Defense Gets Off To Rocky Start In Oregon Standoff Trial

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 11:12 a.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown grew visibly frustrated during the initial proceedings as it was unclear who on the defense would call the first witnesses.

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After Lead Scare, Portland Schools Resume Cooking With Kitchen Water

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 6:50 p.m. | Portland

School cooks can use water from kitchen sinks again — and one of the top facility officials at PPS is resigning.

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'This Land Is Our Land': The Government Rests Its Case

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Portland

On Tuesday, the U.S. government rested its case against seven defendants charged in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Oregon Law Enforcement Groups Support Lighter Drug Sentences

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 5:08 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Two Oregon law enforcement groups say they'll support a change to how drug possession crimes are classified.

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Oregon Students Outpace National Average On Changing SAT Exam

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 1:50 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s scores on the SAT college entrance exam continue to outpace the national average. But the context for Tuesday’s scores is complicated.

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Don't Shoot PDX Activists Oppose New Police Union Contract

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 1:25 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Charlie Hales's new contract for the police trades pay raises for the end to the 48-hour rule, which limited interviews after officer involved shootings. Activists question the deal.

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Portland Squeezes $83,000 Out Of 21 Booted Vehicles

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 11:39 a.m. | Portland

In August, the city approved a new policy allowing the use of boots to force owners with outstanding citations to pay up.


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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.