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Portland Police Chief Defends Police Use Of Force At Dueling Protests

OPB | June 23, 2017

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has written a detailed account of why police officers used pepper spray and detained dozens of people during dueling protests in downtown Portland on June 4.

Oregon House Narrowly Votes To Scale Back Hot-Button Tax Break

OPB | June 23, 2017

The Oregon House has narrowly passed a measure meant to scale back a tax break intended for small businesses.

Forest Grove School Payroll Staffer Charged With Financial Wrongdoing

OPB | June 23, 2017

Forest Grove Police are charging a school payroll staffer with three counts each of forgery, theft and identify theft.

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Crater Lake National Park North Entrance Road To Open Friday

AP | June 23, 2017 7:53 a.m. | Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Visitors will be able to drive to and from the park using the route accessed from Oregon Highway 138 starting Friday.

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The Fight Over Tolls In Oregon's Transportation Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Portland

Congestion pricing, which has long been promoted by transportation reformers, is a key issue in massive transportation bill facing an uncertain future in Oregon Legislature.

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Northwest Democrats Blast Senate GOP's 'Meaner' Health Care Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017 4:03 p.m. | Portland

The four U.S. senators from Oregon and Washington, all Democrats, united against the Republican health care bill.

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Oregon 6-Year-Old Gets 3-D Printed Prosthetic Hand

OPB | June 22, 2017 noon | Portland

Jude Rochon, 6, is at Oregon Health & Science University Thursday to be fitted with a prosthetic hand. But rather than spending $50,000 for it, the hand was made with a 3-D printer and cost about $50.

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Oregon Democrats, Governor Say They'll Skip The Corporate Tax Hike

OPB | June 22, 2017 10:47 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown say they've given up trying to increase taxes on corporations during this year's legislative session.

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Oregonians Can Now Legally Harvest And Eat Roadkill

AP | June 21, 2017 5:38 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat.

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Portland Approves $50 Million Soccer Stadium Expansion

OPB | June 21, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve an expansion of Providence Park Stadium, home to the Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns. 

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A Brief Guide To Swimming In Portland’s Willamette River

OPB | June 21, 2017 1:46 p.m. | Portland

Water quality testing consistently shows it's safe to swim in the Willamette River. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you decide to take a dip.

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Health Care 'Provider Tax' Heads To Oregon Governor's Desk

OPB | June 21, 2017 1:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a tax increase meant to ensure continued health care coverage for low-income Oregonians.

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Oregon Moves Closer To Stronger Sanctuary State Law

OPB | June 20, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers want to make it harder for federal immigration agents to find people living in the country illegally.

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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.