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Terry Porter Settles Into New Role With Portland Pilots

AP | Dec. 03, 2016

Porter is in his first season as coach of the Pilots after some 17 seasons as a player in the NBA, then more than a decade as a coach or assistant in the league.

Oregon Eases Marijuana Testing Regulations

AP | Dec. 03, 2016

The state of Oregon on Friday temporarily eased up on testing requirements for marijuana, two days after business insiders warned about potential impact of new rules.

Wiese, No. 24 Oregon State Women Beat Idaho 60-49

AP | Dec. 03, 2016

Sydney Wiese scored 19 points and No. 24 Oregon State clamped down on Idaho down the stretch for a 60-49 win Friday night in the Maui Jim Maui Classic the Beavers are hosting.

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Oregon Secretary Of State 'Taken Aback' By Fake Election News

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 5 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins says she was "taken aback" by the amount of misinformation that surrounded Oregon's recent election process. In a speech at Salem City Club, Atkins said even her own Facebook friends were sharing bad information.

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Oregon Releases Plan To Confront 'Chronic Absenteeism' In School

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 3:03 p.m. | Portland

The underlying problem seems obvious: kids don't learn if they're not coming to school. A new  “Chronic Absenteeism Report” responds to a law Oregon passed earlier this year.

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Buses Return To Sellwood Bridge In Portland After 12 Years

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 3 p.m. | Portland

TriMet buses will start crossing the Sellwood Bridge Monday — after a 12-year absence.

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Positively 4th Avenue: Steve Novick's Tribute To Dylan's Nobel Prize

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 11:10 a.m. | Portland

Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick temporarily renamed the street bordering City Hall in honor of Dylan's literary prize.

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Portland Adopts Plan To End Traffic Fatalities — But Doesn't Fund It

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 7:45 p.m.

The Portland City Council adopted a new action plan for street safety Thursday. The plan, called Vision Zero, aims to end all traffic fatalities by 2025.

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University Leaders, Gov. Brown Dissatisfied With Higher Ed Budget

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 6:30 p.m. | Portland

The governor's proposed budget keeps funding flat for higher education in Oregon. University presidents want more, and Gov. Kate Brown calls it "unacceptable."

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Oregon Says Its Plan Could End HIV Infections By 2021

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 5:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregon health experts announced a plan Thursday to end all new HIV infections in the state.

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Governor's Budget Avoids Corporate Taxes Like Those In Failed Measure 97

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 4:39 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown rolled out a two-year spending plan Thursday at the state Capitol. The proposal tackles a $1.7 billion budget shortfall with a mix of program cuts and tax hikes.

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US Department Of Labor Fines Oregon Cleaning Company $70K

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 4:30 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Labor fined an Oregon cleaning company $70,000 for failing to pay employees the minimum wage and overtime.

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Departamento De Trabajo Multa A Compañía De Limpieza De Oregón $70.000

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 4:30 p.m.

El Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos acaba de multar a una compañía de limpieza de Oregón con $70.000 por no pagar el salario mínimo y horas extras trabajadas, a sus empleados.


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.