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Soccer Icon Timber Jim Reflects On A Unique Northwest Life

OPB | June 23, 2017 midnight | Portland

Jim Serrill's career was forged in the Oregon outdoors and immortalized as the Portland Timbers' first mascot.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | REAL ID | Good In The Hood

OPB | June 22, 2017 noon

Oregon's working on making state IDs compliant with federal regulations. Portland's Good in the Hood Festival continues despite racist threats. Also, our news roundtable discusses the latest headlines.


Portland Mayor Questions Some Police Protest Tactics

Portland Tribune | June 14, 2017 2:23 p.m.

Wheeler praised Portland police for their response to competing downtown demonstrations but wants more information on why some decisions were made.

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Adi Scores Twice, Timbers Beat FC Dallas 2-0

AP | June 11, 2017 9:13 a.m. | Portland

The win moves Portland over FC Dallas in the standings, with the Timbers now in second place at 24 points, two points behind first-place Sporting KC. FC Dallas drops down to third place, tied with Houston on 23 points.

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Portland's 911 Hold Times Are Worse Than The City Reported

OPB | June 7, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Portland

A new report published Wednesday reveals that for more than a decade, Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Communications misstated how long it took dispatchers to answer 911 calls.

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Man Arrested In Theft Of Portland Train Victim's Ring

AP | June 2, 2017 9:15 a.m. | Portland

Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a backpack and wedding ring from a victim of last week's triple stabbing on a light-rail train in Portland.

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Man Arrested After 10-Hour Manhunt In Portland Released From Jail

OPB | May 30, 2017 7:13 a.m. | Portland

Portland police have released a 51-year-old man who led officers on a 10-hour manhunt through the city's Laurelhurst neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

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Most Power Restored After Outage In Downtown Portland

OPB | May 24, 2017 8:33 a.m.

Most customers who lost power Monday night because of an underground vault fire should have their lights back on now.

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Portland Public Schools Wins Record $790 Million Bond Measure

OPB | May 16, 2017 4:43 p.m. | Portland

Despite a plague of public relations troubles, the largest school bond in Oregon history has passed. The victory means Portland Public Schools can ramp up efforts to clean up health hazards and overhaul four big schools.

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People Of Color In Portland Government Face A Frustrating And Even Scary Time

OPB | May 16, 2017 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland's elected council members are all white. But many of their employees are not. The frequent, chaotic protests at City Hall have frustrated and even scared some of the people of color who work for the city.

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Salary, Lack Of Candor Tanked PPS Superintendent Contract Talks

Portland Tribune | May 8, 2017 1:30 p.m. | Portland

It was a lack of candor, not just a disagreement over money, that tanked the candidacy of the man who was supposed to be Portland Public Schools' next superintendent, the Portland Tribune has learned.

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Wondolowski Reaches 125 Goals As Earthquakes Top Timbers 3-0

AP | May 7, 2017 8:13 a.m. | San Jose, California

Chris Wondolowski scored two goals, reaching 125 for his career, and the San Jose Earthquakes smothered the Portland Timbers 3-0 on Saturday night.

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Portland Winter Light Festival Sparks Illumination

OPB | May 4, 2017 8 p.m.

By the time February rolls around here in the rainy northwest, most folks are going a little bit crazy. A respite from those mid-winter woes: the Portland Winter Light Festival

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May Election Puts Portland Public Schools At A Crossroads

OPB | May 4, 2017 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Oregon's largest school district learns the fate of its construction plans and who its new leaders will be in the May election.

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Former Trail Blazers Star Brandon Roy Shot In Leg

OPB | May 3, 2017 7:30 a.m.

Trail Blazers officials said in a statement that Roy was wounded as a bystander in a shooting near Los Angeles, and is expected to recover.

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Proposal Would Put Oregon At Forefront In Renter Protections

AP | May 2, 2017 8:07 a.m. | Portland

Facing a steep housing crisis across the state, lawmakers are debating remedies for what House Speaker Tina Kotek calls an "emergency that demands bold action.

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Across Much Of Oregon, Renters Feel The Brunt Of The Housing Crunch

AP | May 2, 2017 7:37 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Oregon has become a desirable place to live, with droves of people moving to the state in the Pacific Northwest. But the availability of housing has not kept up.

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Portland Police Arrest 25, Saying A May Day Rally Devolved Into 'Riot'

NPR | May 2, 2017 4:51 a.m.

A May Day march in Portland, Oregon, "devolved into a full-scale riot with random acts of vandalism" by anarchists late Monday, police say. Attacks on police and emergency personnel resulted in 25 arrests.

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New Portland Mayor Invests In Homeless Services And Infrastructure — But Not Housing

OPB | May 1, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

The city has forecast a $18.4 million surplus for the next budget year. Mayor Ted Wheeler has proposed splitting it between two of his priorities: transportation infrastructure and services for the homeless.

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Massive Ships Threaten Portland's Long-Term Container Export Prospects

Capital Press | May 1, 2017 8:12 a.m.

Increasingly massive container ships threaten the relevance of the Port of Portland’s container terminal, where cranes aren’t large enough to accommodate the behemoth vessels, experts say.