Oregon's Rural Unemployment Rates Are Higher Than In Cities

OPB | April 25, 2015

In many rural Oregon counties, the unemployment rate is higher than in metropolitan areas.

Oregon Gray Wolves' Endangered Species Status Could Be Removed

OPB | April 24, 2015

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission launches the process that could lead to the removal of the gray wolf from the state's list of endangered species.

ODOT Rolls Out Pay-Per-Mile Program OReGO

OPB | April 24, 2015

The Oregon Department of Transportation unveiled the statewide road usage charge program, OReGO, Friday. The program is meant to make up for lost gas tax revenue from drivers of fuel-efficient and electric cars.

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Wreckage Of Small Plane, Body Found In Cascade Foothills

AP | April 25, 2015 11:21 a.m.

The Linn County sheriff's office says searchers looking for a missing small plane have found wreckage and a body in the foothills of the Cascade Range.


Cost Of Medication To Cope With Multiple Sclerosis Continues To Climb

OPB | April 25, 2015 10:53 a.m.

Usually, the more competitive a market, the lower the price. But that hasn't happened over the last couple of decades for multiple sclerosis drugs.

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US Attorney For Oregon Amanda Marshall Submits Letter Of Resignation

OPB | April 24, 2015 5:04 p.m. | Portland

Oregon U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall has submitted her letter of resignation Friday.

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Washington Schools Chief Warns Test Refusals Could Bring Funding Loss, Investigations

OPB | April 24, 2015 4:51 p.m. | Portland

At one Seattle high school, every student expected to take the test, refused.  Superintendent Dorn suspects teachers are part of a "stealth campaign" against the exams.

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Feud Brewing Between Portland And Salem Papers About Capital's Beer Scene

OPB | April 24, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland

If you think Portlanders are protective of their beer, just head 45 minutes south and try to critique Salem on its growing brew scene.

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Amateur Radio Operators Prepare For The Megaquake

OPB | April 24, 2015 4:06 p.m. | Portland

On Saturday, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management is supporting the largest statewide emergency communications exercise in the state's history.

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Washington Gov. Signs Overhaul Of Medical Marijuana Market

AP | April 24, 2015 3:50 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law an overhaul of Washington's medical marijuana market that creates a voluntary database of patients and cracks down on unregulated dispensary sales.

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Oregon's Logging Debate Gets A Reset With Latest Plan For Public Forests

OPB | April 24, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal lands agency releases several versions of its latest plan for opening up logging on some of Oregon's public forestland.

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Troutdale To Dissolve Police Department, Merge With County Sheriff

OPB | April 24, 2015 1:59 p.m. | Portland

The move follows a Multnomah County commission vote this week to merge the city's police force into the county Sheriff's Office. Staffers say the consolidation will allow for 24-hour policing and reduce duplicate positions.

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Recall Hearing Set For Washington State Auditor

AP | April 24, 2015 11:38 a.m.

A court hearing for a petition to recall embattled Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley has been set for May 8.


Class Of 2025

Class Of 2025 | May 22, 2014

Back to school time and our Class of 2025 students have moved on to second grade. Follow their progress.