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Portland Responded To 37 Homeless Camp Fires Since February

OPB | April 30, 2016

About half of those fires were accidents involving cooking, candles or smoking. But four of the fires have been listed as arson, and the fire bureau hasn’t determined the cause of another 13.  

How Precision Castparts Got Its New Stormwater Pollution Controls

OPB | April 30, 2016

The Portland company Precision Castparts has been under scrutiny for pollution. It says its spending $17 million on new environmental controls, but one upgrade is the result of a settlement.

The Blazers-Clippers Series By The Numbers

OPB | April 30, 2016

Four was perhaps the number of the series, as the Portland Trail Blazers started the opening round against the L.A. Clippers with two lopsided defeats, but rattled off four straight wins to advance.

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Blazers Topple Clippers, Advance To Second Round

AP | April 30, 2016 8:44 a.m. | Portland

The Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 106-103, setting the stage for a seven-game showdown with the league's top team, the Golden State Warriors.

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Portland Air Testing Continues To Show Elevated Toxics Levels

OPB | April 29, 2016 4:51 p.m. | Portland

State health officials say the elevated levels of hexavalent chromium don’t pose an immediate health risk. But environmental regulators still don’t know where it’s coming from.  

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Portland Public Schools Reaches Open Meetings Settlement With OPB

OPB | April 29, 2016 2:45 p.m. | Portland

The case involves the district's transfer advisory committee that held several private meetings. The settlement avoids a possible appeal from OPB.

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Portland's Revenue Is Up, But Economist Warns Gains Are Fickle

OPB | April 29, 2016 2:39 p.m. | Portland

Portland’s budget office is projecting another bump in revenue for the city thanks to a growing economy. The budget office predicts an extra $16 million will be available this year.

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Bend's Arts Central Facing Reboot After Cate O'Hagan's Departure

OPB | April 29, 2016 6 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Fiscal problems drove a rift between Arts Central executive director Cate O'Hagan and her board. Now the Bend-based organization is scrambling figure out what's next —and keep donors.

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Kasich Says Oregon Republicans Are His Type: More Centrist

OPB | April 28, 2016 5:33 p.m. | Portland

John Kasich brought his underdog Republican presidential campaign to Portland and Medford on Thursday.

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1 Inmate Apprehended, 1 Still At Large In Salem

AP | April 28, 2016 4 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Authorities have apprehended one inmate who walked away from a work crew Tuesday and are still searching for another after he evaded police.

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How Do You Feel About The Presidential Election?

OPB | April 28, 2016 2:21 p.m. | Portland

We want to hear from voters like you about this year's presidential election cycle. How do you feel about what's happened so far and the candidates running for office?

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Poll: Donald Trump Holds Big Lead Ahead Of Oregon's Republican Primary

OPB | April 28, 2016 11:01 a.m.

Donald Trump has a 17-point lead in Oregon's May 17 Republican primary. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is second and Ohio Gov. John Kasich is third.

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Oregon Voters To Choose Future Road For Damascus

OPB | April 28, 2016 10:50 a.m. | Damascus, Oregon

Damascus voters are set to vote (again) to disincorporate as a city. Why did they make it a city in the first place?


An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

The latest news and updates about the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon.

An Occupation In Eastern Oregon | Jan. 04, 2016

Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

A monthly series exploring stories, adventures and issues in the Northwest.

Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather | Sept. 01, 2015