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Ducks End Michigan's Run With 69-68 Victory, Head To Elite 8

AP | March 23, 2017

Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Thursday night.

Judge Allows Oregon Resident To Be Genderless

AP | March 23, 2017

An Oregon judge who last year ruled that a transgender person can legally change their sex to "non-binary" has given the OK for a Portland resident to be genderless.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Paid Family Leave Proposal

OPB | March 23, 2017

Oregon businesses would have to offer employees paid time off to care for children or family members under a bill being considered in Salem.

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Oregon Senate Votes To Increase Legal Age For Tobacco Purchases

OPB | March 23, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Young people in Oregon could soon need to be at least 21 years old to buy tobacco products.

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Fewer Teachers, Larger Classes: Oregon Schools Itemize Budget Cuts

OPB | March 23, 2017 11:38 a.m. | Portland

School districts across Oregon are warning of potentially deep budget cuts, if legislators don’t find additional money for public schools.

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Herrera Beutler Announces Opposition To Republican Health Care Bill

OPB | March 23, 2017 10:43 a.m. | Portland

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican congresswoman from Clark County, says she can't support the sweeping health care bill sponsored by her party's leadership.

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Central Oregon Is Among Nation's Fastest Growing Regions

OPB | March 23, 2017 9:23 a.m.

Crook County and the Bend-Redmond metro area make national top ten lists for growth.

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Snowmelt Fills Crooked River To Record Levels

AP | March 23, 2017 7:33 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

A river's waters in central Oregon are higher than they have been in about 10 years because of melting snow.

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Far-Fetched As They Might Seem, Secession Movements Are Thriving In The NW

OPB | March 23, 2017 7:30 a.m.

The Pacific Northwest is home to at least four different ongoing secession or breakaway movements. One overarching State of Jeffersonian theme connects them: A sense of disenfranchisement.

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Rising Columbia River Means More Bridge Lifts For Commuters

OPB | March 22, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Commuters between Washington and Oregon can expect some traffic delays this week. Rising flood levels on the Columbia River mean more lifts for the Interstate 5 bridge.

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Analysis: GOP Health Care Bill Could Raise Insurance Prices For Oregonians

OPB | March 22, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Portland

Even with its tax credit increases for older consumers, the GOP's new health care bill would increase overall health insurance costs for Oregonians, according to a new analysis.

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Trump Budget Could Gut Ashland Community Programs

OPB | March 22, 2017 12:24 p.m.

Local officials are bracing for the possible end of a federal grant program that has helped communities, including Ashland, enhance programs for everything from homeless teens to local parks.

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Warming Temps Bring Flooding Across Oregon And SW Washington

OPB | March 22, 2017 noon

Several Northwest rivers are at risk of flooding this week, including the Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington.


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.