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NW Push For Clean Fuels Could Mean More Crude, New Refinery

OPB | May 26, 2015

The push for cleaner fuels in Oregon and Washington has led to proposals that would bring the region more crude oil and a new refinery along the Columbia River.

Rape Survivors Push Oregon Legislature For More Time To File Charges

OPB | May 26, 2015

Lawmakers in Salem will consider a bill Wednesday that would double the state's general statute of limitations on rape from 6 years to 12 years.  Some advocates and rape survivors say that isn’t long enough.

Central Oregon Homeless Count Reveals Housing Is Still A Struggle

OPB | May 26, 2015

Fewer people in Central Oregon reported being homeless than in 2014, but the number of people who said they were living outdoors or in a vehicle rose this year.

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Seattle To Shutter Dozens Of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

AP | May 26, 2015 4:30 p.m.

With Washington state overhauling its medical marijuana law, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city is planning to shutter dozens of dispensaries.

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Former Portland Officer Dies By Suicide

OPB | May 26, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Autopsy reports released Tuesday confirm that a former Portland police officer killed by a train yesterday died by suicide.

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Pendleton Man Demands City Contain Fart Smells After Council Bans Pot Odor

OPB | May 26, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Portland

With the passage of an amendment to Pendleton city code to contain the smell of marijuana, one man saw a chance to rein in lingering bodily odors as well.

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Physicist's Nobel Prize Up For Auction, $325,000 To Start

AP | May 26, 2015 2:47 p.m.

A retired Chicago physicist living in Idaho has put his 1988 Nobel Prize up for auction.


Seattle To Install New Public Toilet In Pioneer Square

AP | May 26, 2015 11:24 a.m.

Seattle hopes this $200,000 potty won't meet the same end as the five high-tech, self-cleaning toilets that were used for illegal activity and eventually sold.

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Gas Line Ruptures Near Deschutes River

AP | May 26, 2015 10:54 a.m.

Construction crews ruptured a gas line near the Deschutes River in Bend Tuesday at the site of the Colorado Dam construction project.

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Legislators Consider State Money For Outdoor School Programs

OPB | May 26, 2015 10:50 a.m.

Legislators are considering bills to fund Outdoor School programs at the state level  possibly using garbage fees, or revenue from unclaimed bottle deposits.

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Oregon College Baseball Teams Score Twice: UO, OSU Reach Playoffs

OPB | May 26, 2015 10:42 a.m. | Portland

Oregon State is in second place in the Pac-12 conference and will start its postseason on the home field of Dallas Baptist University. U of O starts against the University of Iowa in Springfield, Missouri. Both games are Friday.   

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West Linn Issues Boil-Water Notice

OPB | May 26, 2015 9:37 a.m.

The city of West Linn has issued a boil water notice for roughly 900 residents in the Rosemont reservoir pressure zone.


Snohomish County, Wash., Sheriff's Deputy Shoots, Kills Man

AP | May 26, 2015 8:58 a.m.

Investigators say they recovered a gun at the scene where a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man just outside Monroe.


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.