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Portland Commissioner Nick Fish Says He Has Stomach Cancer

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017

Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announced Thursday he has stomach cancer. He has not decided whether to seek another term next year.

OSU Basketball Team Near Barcelona Terror Attack, But Safe

AP | Aug. 17, 2017

The Oregon State men's basketball team is staying at a hotel in Barcelona near where a van drove into pedestrians Thursday. Oregon State issued a statement that said everyone in the team's traveling party is safe.

Eclipse Traffic Jams Up Roads In Central Oregon

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017

Incoming traffic for the Oregon Eclipse Festival has backed up U.S. Highway 26 in Central Oregon.

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Portland Eclipse-Chasers Share Tips For 1st-Timers

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 6:20 a.m. | Portland

From Bolivia to Zimbabwe, Portland couple Larry and Paulette Filz have traveled the world to see 10 total eclipses. Here they share tips for making the most of the Aug. 21 total eclipse. 

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Phil Knight Donates Half-Million To Knute Buehler's Campaign

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 4:55 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Nike co-founder Phil Knight made his largest ever donation to an Oregon political race this week.

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OHA To Eclipse Visitors: Beware Of Harmful Algae Blooms In Water

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 2:24 p.m. | Portland

Eclipse campers might be tempted to find an alternative source for drinking water in lakes or rivers. But the Oregon Health Authority says that's not a good idea.

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Oregon National Guard Heads To Wildfire Near Crater Lake

AP | Aug. 16, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

More than 100 members of the Oregon National Guard received refresher wildland firefighting training Tuesday at a site outside of Salem, the state capital.

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Oregon Expands Abortion, Reproductive Coverage

AP | Aug. 16, 2017 7:14 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill expanding coverage on abortions and other reproductive services to thousands of Oregonians, regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity.

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Judge Revokes Malheur Occupier's Pretrial Release

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 midnight | Portland

Prosecutors said Darryl Thorn threatened on Aug. 6 to hang himself on Facebook Live. Prosecutors said Thorn also threatened to seek suicide by police officer.

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Oregon Officials Say They're Ready For Eclipse

OPB | Aug. 15, 2017 3:37 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A million people may flock to Oregon over the coming week to view the total eclipse of the sun. State officials said Tuesday that they're as prepared as they can possibly be.

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Drug Possession Is Now A Misdemeanor In Oregon

AP | Aug. 15, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

A bill signed by Oregon's governor has reclassified personal-use possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs as a misdemeanor from a felony.

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Oregon's Jobless Rate At 3.8 Percent

OPB | Aug. 15, 2017 10:54 a.m. | Portland

The state Employment Department said Tuesday the jobless rate for July was 3.8 percent, slightly higher than Oregon's record-low. At this time last year, the rate was 5.1 percent.

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NW Universities Get $4.9M To Boost Warnings For Quakes

AP | Aug. 15, 2017 8:14 a.m. | Seattle

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4.9 million to six universities and a nonprofit to help advance an early warning system for earthquakes along the West Coast.


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.