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Portland Bans Employers From Screening Out Ex-Offenders In Hiring Process

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 2:07 p.m.

The Portland City council passed a law Wednesday that bars most employers from asking job applicants about any criminal record during the interview process.

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Warm Springs Amendment Would Change How Council Is Elected

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 12:11 p.m.

Under the proposed amendment, nine council members would be elected by popular vote of the entire tribal membership — not by district. 

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A Strong El NiƱo Will Lead To Another Warm Winter

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 12:11 p.m.

Despite cold weather during Thanksgiving week, Oregonians can expect another warm and dry winter.

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Thousands In Washington May Lack Power On Holiday

AP | Nov. 25, 2015 10:40 a.m.

About 5,000 households in and around Spokane, Washington, are expected to be without power on Thanksgiving, more than a week after a windstorm devastated the region's electrical grid.

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Students Say Washington College Unsafe For Women Of Color

AP | Nov. 25, 2015 9:35 a.m.

A group of students from Western Washington University say the campus is not safe for women of color.

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Snow, Freezing Temps Stress The Homeless

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 7 a.m.

This week's below-freezing Oregon temperatures are especially hard on people living without homes.

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Portland Officer Reassigned Over Black Lives Matter Tweet

AP | Nov. 24, 2015 6:41 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Police Bureau has reassigned an officer who allegedly sent a tweet about an upcoming Black Lives Matter/Don't Shoot Portland protest.

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3 Northwesterners Honored With Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Northwest News Network | Nov. 24, 2015 6:08 p.m.

Three Northwesterners were among those honored at the White House Tuesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

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KPLU Listeners Express Anger Over Station's Surprise Sale To KUOW

Northwest News Network | Nov. 24, 2015 4:59 p.m.

More than 200 people showed up at a meeting of KPLU’s Community Advisory Council on Monday to express frustration over the recently announced sale of the public radio station to the University of Washington.

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Q&A: Vancouver Oil-By-Rail Environmental Review

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015 4:33 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington state released a detailed report Tuesday assessing the environmental impact of a proposed rail-to-marine oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.