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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.

News | local | Education

New Board Members Lead PPS Superintendent Search 2.0

OPB | May 23, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Portland

Newly elected board members Scott Bailey, Julia Brim-Edwards and Rita Moore will comprise a majority of the superintendent search task force.

NW Life | local | News | Race In The Northwest

California Native Finds Her Racial Identity Changes In Ultra-White Oregon

OPB | May 22, 2017 6 a.m.

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their lives. In the next installment, a California native whose sense of racial identity changes depending on where she lives.

Music | local | History | Arts | NW Life

'This Garden Is A Gem': Portland Chinese Garden Celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

OPB | May 20, 2017 3:36 p.m. | Portland

May provides an opening for people to learn about the rich variety of Asian-Pacific traditions being preserved and taught throughout the Northwest.

News | local | Education

District Won't Release Final Report On Withdrawn PPS Superintendent Finalist

OPB | May 19, 2017 2:03 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools said Friday it will not release the final background report on the superintendent finalist that fell through.

Election | News | local | Politics | Education

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.

Politics | local | News

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.

Election | News | local | Politics | Education

With May Ballot Deadline Approaching, Oregonians Vote On Key Measures

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:42 p.m. | Portland

Tuesday, May 16 is the last day for Oregonians to consider a range of key measures on their local ballots.

Energy | local | Environment | Renewable energy | News

Portland General Electric Pulls Permit For Natural Gas Plants

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Portland

Portland General Electric has suspended plans to permit two new natural gas-powered facilities.

News | local | Education

Oregon, Portland State Search For Options After Tuition Hikes Rejected

OPB | May 12, 2017 3:01 p.m. | Portland

University of Oregon and Portland State University leaders are weighing their options after seeing tuition increases rejected Thursday by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

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Portland Police Identify Man Shot By Officer As Terrell Kyreem Johnson

OPB | May 11, 2017 3:32 p.m. | Portland

An autopsy report shows Terrell Kyreem Johnson died of multiple gunshot wounds during a confrontation with police in Southeast Portland.

Economy | local | News

After Rent Doubled, This Portland Family Found A New Home In Their Neighbor's Backyard

OPB | May 10, 2017 4:31 p.m. | Portland

Could accessory dwelling units be the answer to Portland's housing crisis? They are for one family forced out by skyrocketing rent. 

News | local | Education

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.

Think Out Loud

Independence For The Portland City Auditor | Radiotopia | Democratic Tax Plan

OPB | May 8, 2017 noon

We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.

Nation | Politics | local | News

'OPB Politics Now': This Is Not A Rerun

OPB | May 5, 2017 9:39 a.m. | Portland

We get an update on some familiar themes — Republicans in Congress voting on a health care bill, a Portland protest that turned into a riot, and talk about corporate taxes in the Oregon Legislature.

local | NW Life | Arts | Family | News | Entertainment | Oregon Art Beat

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

News | local | Education

PPS' Pick For Superintendent Turns Down The Job

OPB | May 4, 2017 2:40 p.m. | Portland

Atlanta school administrator Donyall Dickey has turned down an offer to lead Portland Public Schools, a blow to the district as it seeks voter approval of a $790 million bond.

Election | News | local | Politics | Education

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.

Recreation | Sports | NW Life | local | News

As Portland Changes, Old-School Bowling Lands In The Gutter

OPB | May 3, 2017 12:28 p.m. | Portland

An unlikely victim of rising property values? Bowling. One of the last bowling centers to offer leagues in Portland is on its way out.