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Activists Bring Portland City Council Meeting To A Halt

AP | Feb. 22, 2017

Protesters demanding the resignation of Mayor Ted Wheeler shut down a Portland City Council meeting.

Landslide Closes Highway 101 South Of Cannon Beach

AP | Feb. 22, 2017

A landslide Wednesday has closed U.S. Highway 101 in both directions 5 miles south of Cannon Beach.

Marijuana Sales Pump $5.3M More Into Oregon State Coffers

AP | Feb. 22, 2017

The Oregon Department of Revenue announced Tuesday it received $5.3 million in marijuana tax payments in January. The grand total of $65.4 million received in the year since Oregon started taxing cannabis sales is blowing the original estimate out of the water.

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Bend Residents Call On Rep. Walden To Hold Town Hall

AP | Feb. 22, 2017 7:24 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Republican U.S. Rep Greg Walden's last public event in Bend was in January 2013.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Rolls Out More Gun Control Bills

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Another gun control debate is brewing in the Oregon Legislature. This year's high-profile gun legislation would attempt to close what supporters of the measure call two loopholes.

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Oregon Bill Would Suspend Driver's Licenses Of People Who Solicit Prostitutes

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

People convicted of paying for sex in Oregon would have their driver's licenses suspended for six months.

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Oregon Lawmakers Consider An Impeachment Process

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 4:13 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Some Oregon lawmakers are trying once again to establish a way to impeach statewide elected officials, including the governor.

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Prosecutors Show Signs Of Lessons Learned From 1st Malheur Trial

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 1:36 p.m. | Portland

Opening statements got underway Tuesday for the trial of the second group of defendants charged in connection with the 2016 armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Oregon’s Bottle Deposit To Double In April

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 1 p.m. | Portland

To encourage recycling, the deposit Oregonians pay on bottles is about to go up.

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2 Beaverton Police Officers Shoot, Kill Man On Roof

AP | Feb. 21, 2017 12:32 p.m. | Beaverton, Oregon

The officers, whose names have not yet been released, opened fire after the man began waving a gun in the air and taking aim at people in other houses from his perch atop the roof, said Officer Mike Rowe, a police department spokesman.

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Deadline To Leave DAPL Protest Camp Won't Be Extended

AP | Feb. 21, 2017 10:17 a.m. | Bismarck, North Dakota

The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota.

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Trump Denounces Threats Against Jewish Centers

AP | Feb. 21, 2017 8:26 a.m. | Washington

Trump made the remarks after touring the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Anonymous Donor Pledges $5M To Oregon State's Bend Campus

AP | Feb. 21, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Corvallis, Oregon

An anonymous donor has pledged $5 million toward expanding Oregon State University-Cascades campus in Bend.


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.