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Bill Aims To Track Police Profiling

OPB | March 30, 2015

Lawmakers in Salem took up a bill Monday that would require the state to set up a method for recording profiling complaints against law enforcement agencies.

Reed, Oregon Institute Of Technology Considered State's 'Best Value' Colleges

OPB | March 30, 2015

Two very different Oregon colleges rated high in a new study, evaluating which schools are the best "value" — Reed at No. 32 in Oregon, and Oregon Tech at No. 33.     

Oregon Zoo Pays Tribute To Elephant Rama In Video

OPB | March 30, 2015

Oregon Zoo staff and zoo goers are mourning the loss of elephant Rama, after the animal was euthanized Monday. The 31-year-old Asian elephant was put down because of pain and mobility problems.

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Burned Bear Cub Out Of Hibernation, Ready For Return To Wild

AP | March 31, 2015 9:10 a.m.

The cub, named Cinder, has been at the Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Center near Boise for the winter.

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School Budget Up For Vote In Oregon House

AP | March 31, 2015 7:32 a.m.

The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the $7.3 billion budget proposed by Democratic legislative leaders.

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Seattle City Council OKs Up To 3 New Homeless Camps

AP | March 31, 2015 7:27 a.m.

The Seattle City Council has approved an ordinance allowing three new homeless encampments that would hold as many as 100 people.

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Indiana Lawmakers Try To Quiet Firestorm Surrounding New Law

AP | March 31, 2015 7:23 a.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is among officials nationwide imposing an administration-wide bans on publicly funded travel to Indiana.

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Hales Issues Ban On Travel To Indiana

OPB | March 30, 2015 2:11 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales issued an order Monday banning city-funded travel to Indiana, following a law that many are saying is discriminatory.

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Blink And You Could Miss Saturday's Total Lunar Eclipse

OPB | March 30, 2015 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Rain, rain, stay away so we can catch the lunar eclipse on Saturday.

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Cities Think Walking To School Is Good For Health

OPB | March 30, 2015 1:44 p.m. | Portland

Tigard and Milwaukie are the first cities in the Portland area to pass resolutions asking Metro to make it safer for kids to walk to school.

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Briton Pleads Guilty In NYC To Trying To Set Up Oregon Terror Camp

AP | March 30, 2015 1:41 p.m.

A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan.

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Earl Boyles Teachers 'Flip' Class of 2025 Classroom To Do Common Core Math

OPB | March 30, 2015 1:01 p.m. | Portland

Given the diverse needs of their classrooms, teachers at Earl Boyles Elementary School came up with an approach to target instruction to students' individual needs, relying heavily on technology. In short, teachers have become video producers.

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Record Number Apply To Washington's Public Universities

AP | March 30, 2015 10:38 a.m.

More than 75,000 students have applied to attend university in Washington state, mostly in-state students.