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Portland Commissioner Wants To See More Pot Stores Downtown

OPB | Oct. 13, 2015 3:49 p.m.

City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's proposal would allow shops closer together in downtown Portland.

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Shell Drill Vessels Leave Arctic After Oil Exploration Ends

AP | Oct. 13, 2015 2:26 p.m. | Anchorage, Alaska

Vessels used by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to drill for oil off Alaska have safely departed Arctic waters.

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No Explosives Found After Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation At Lab

OPB | Oct. 13, 2015 10:42 a.m.

A federal research lab in Albany was evacuated Tuesday morning as police investigated what officials called a "credible" bomb threat, but no explosives were found on site.

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Oregon Loses 5,300 Jobs In September

OPB | Oct. 13, 2015 10:18 a.m. | Portland

The number of people employed in Oregon dropped by 5,300 in September, according to new numbers from the state. That’s a big U-turn after months of rapid growth.

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How A Strip Mall Could Help Poor Americans Build Wealth

OPB | Oct. 12, 2015 4 p.m.

Since the great recession, 20 percent of Americans have become asset poor — meaning if you took all their property, savings, and investments and added them up, the total would be less than $6,000.  

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Is Portland Reaching Its Rental Peak?

OPB | Oct. 12, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

Economists think Portland may be close to a rental peak. That is, the share of the population that rents instead of buying a home is as high as it's ever been. But the numbers could start to shift.

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Friends, Family Remember UCC Victims

KLCC | Oct. 12, 2015 2:25 p.m.

Over the weekend, memorial services were held for four of the nine people killed in the Oct. 1 Umpqua Community College shooting.

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Students Return To Umpqua Community College

OPB | Oct. 12, 2015 10:44 a.m. | Portland

The Umpqua Community College campus reopened last week, but Monday marks the first day of classes since the Oct. 1 shooting. Volunteers and comfort dogs will be on hand to provide support.

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Finding Willard: A Life On The Street

OPB | Oct. 12, 2015 6 a.m.

OPB’s John Sepulvado went to see how people without housing are living in Portland, which is when he met Willard Peterson.

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US To Make 'Condolence Payments' To Victims Of Afghan Hospital Airstrike

NPR | Oct. 11, 2015 11:59 a.m.

The U.S. said it would work with the victims and the family of the dead to determine the appropriate payment. The U.S. will also pay for the repair of the hospital.