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What Will The Weather Be Like In Oregon During The Eclipse? A Forecast

OPB | Aug. 20, 2017 9:10 a.m. | Portland

Relatively clear skies are in the forecast across Oregon Monday morning for the total solar eclipse event.

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Oregon Expands Abortion, Reproductive Coverage

AP | Aug. 16, 2017 7:14 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill expanding coverage on abortions and other reproductive services to thousands of Oregonians, regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity.

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Drug Possession Is Now A Misdemeanor In Oregon

AP | Aug. 15, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

A bill signed by Oregon's governor has reclassified personal-use possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs as a misdemeanor from a felony.

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Eclipse Of The Arts: 'State Of Wonder' Travels The Path Of Totality

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Oregon

"State of Wonder" is traveling across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest and many places in-between. Follow the team on this once in a lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.  

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Rain At Last: Portland’s 57-Day Dry Spell Ends In A Drizzle

OPB | Aug. 13, 2017 8:59 a.m. | Portland

After nearly 60 dry, hot days without a single drop of liquid sunshine, Portland-area residents were greeted with the familiar feeling of a pleasant drizzle early Sunday morning.

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You'll Soon Need To Be At Least 21 To Buy Tobacco In Oregon

AP | Aug. 10, 2017 6:46 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation that increases the legal age for using and buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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Jeff Sessions Has 'Serious Questions' About Oregon's Marijuana Market

Portland Tribune | Aug. 9, 2017 7:35 a.m.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has alleged that Oregon may be violating the Obama administration's requirements to keep marijuana out of the illicit market.

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What's The Big Deal With The Solar Eclipse? 7 Things To Know

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

On Monday, Aug. 21, Oregon will have a collective raised head to the first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years. Here are seven things to know before the solar eclipse completely covers our lives.

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Want A Unique Solar Eclipse Experience? Become A Citizen Scientist

Northwest News Network | Aug. 8, 2017 7:45 a.m.

This month's total solar eclipse might be the most-studied disappearance of the sun ever, thanks in part to legions of citizen scientists from the Northwest and beyond.

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Bend Republican To Run For Oregon Governor In 2018

AP | Aug. 3, 2017 8:23 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Rep. Knute Buehler said on Twitter Thursday that he is "ready to bring change with education, budget and economic reforms."

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Father, Son Prepare For Solar Eclipse After Missed 1979 Viewing

AP | Aug. 1, 2017 6:48 a.m. | Madras, Oregon

The last time a total solar eclipse blacked out the sun in Oregon nearly 40 years ago, Gene Brick was working in a timber mill that refused to close for the eclipse. Now, at 92, he gets another shot.

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Oregon Businesses Pay More In Taxes Than It Appears

Statesman Journal | July 31, 2017 7:22 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The central question in Oregon politics right now — and at least for the year to come — is do businesses pay their share of taxes?

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Legal Marijuana Finds A Home On Oregon's Cannabis Coast

Statesman Journal | July 31, 2017 6:57 a.m. | Newport, Oregon

Oregon has licensed marijuana dealers in every county bordering the Pacific Ocean, with the highest number near the beach here in Lincoln County, state data show. 

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5 Oregonians Serving Life Without Parole For Crimes Committed As Minors

AP | July 31, 2017 6:32 a.m. | Portland

Court records show Oregon still has five men serving true-life sentences for crimes committed as minors.

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Ducks Ready For A Fresh Start As Fall Football Camp Opens

AP | July 31, 2017 6:20 a.m.

Willie Taggart is about to embark on his first season as Oregon's head coach and he's pleased with the attitude shift he's seen in his players since his arrival.

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Oregon's Transgender Population Reacts To Trump's Military Ban

OPB | July 26, 2017 10:52 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s transgender population is reacting Wednesday to news that President Donald Trump will ban them from serving in the U.S. military.

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Oregon Clamping Down On Fund That Repaid Section 8 Landlords

Statesman Journal | July 24, 2017 6:20 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Since it’s 2013 launch, the Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee fund has paid out $625,000 to landlords claiming that Section 8 renters damaged their units.

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Crews Begin Removing Eastern Oregon Dam To Improve Fish Passage

East Oregonian | July 23, 2017 8:07 a.m.

It took 20 years of planning, studies and grant writing, but the removal of the Dillon Diversion Dam is finally underway on the Umatilla River.

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As Log Trucks And Fishing Boats Leave, Gold Beach Tries To Remake Its Identity

NPR | July 22, 2017 5:08 a.m.

Logging and fishing once dominated the economy in rural Gold Beach, Oregon. NPR's Jeff Brady returned to his hometown, finding a new focus on tourism and other pursuits.

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Feds Examine Military Flares In Mysterious Oregon Wildfires

OPB/EarthFix | July 19, 2017 5 p.m. | Portland

Federal and state agencies are investigating a string of wildfires in southeastern Oregon with a potential link to military training exercises.