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NW Fire Season Slow So Far, But That Could Change In August

OPB | July 24, 2016 12:44 p.m.

The winter’s thicker snowpack and cooler temperatures this summer have helped keep large fires at bay.

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Prineville Moves Forward With Plans To Convert Old School Into Affordable Housing

OPB | July 24, 2016 12:27 p.m.

The former classrooms of Ochoco Elementary School would become 29 apartments with one, two or three bedrooms that would rent for less than $600 per month.

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Green Party's Jill Stein Wants To Be 'Plan B' For Bernie Sanders Supporters

NPR | July 24, 2016 noon

"I will feel horrible if Donald Trump is elected, I will feel horrible if Hillary Clinton is elected," says Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She says the two big parties lock out other voices.

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Oregon Sen. Merkley, House Speaker Kotek To Speak At DNC Monday

OPB | July 24, 2016 10:57 a.m.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Democratic House Speaker Tina Kotek will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday night, OPB has confirmed.

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Person Killed By Freight Train In Northeast Portland

AP | July 24, 2016 10:46 a.m. | Portland

Officers received a call at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday reporting that someone was struck by a train near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Step Down As Democratic Chair After Convention

NPR | July 24, 2016 10:44 a.m.

Amid furor over an email leak that revealed a bias against Bernie Sanders inside the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will step down as chair.

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TriMet Awarded $3.4M Grant To Buy Electric Buses

Pamplin Media Group | July 24, 2016 10:27 a.m.

TriMet will buy four battery-electric buses thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant that Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley helped obtain.

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Authorities Remove Explosive Device From Wallowa Lake

Wallowa County Chieftain | July 24, 2016 8:07 a.m.

Members of the Oregon State Police also were brought in to handle the device once it was removed from the water.

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Why Do Conventions Matter?

OPB | July 23, 2016 4:13 p.m.

The Democratic and Republican national conventions are the single biggest spectacles in American politics. But if we already know who the party nominees will be, why do we have conventions?

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Hacked Emails Show Democratic Party Hostility To Bernie Sanders

AP | July 23, 2016 2:09 p.m. | Washington

Several emails from Democratic party officials posted by Wikileaks detail the split between the Democratic National Committee and Sen. Bernie Sanders.