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Portland Police Chief Defends Police Use Of Force At Dueling Protests

OPB | June 23, 2017 5:48 p.m. | Portland

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has written a detailed account of why police officers used pepper spray and detained dozens of people during dueling protests in downtown Portland on June 4.

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Portland Approves $50 Million Soccer Stadium Expansion

OPB | June 21, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve an expansion of Providence Park Stadium, home to the Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns. 

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Jordan Schnitzer Reveals Museum Funding For 2 More Northwest Universities

OPB | June 9, 2017 4:50 p.m. | Portland

Schnitzer is giving $5 million to the fundraising campaign for Portland State University’s new art museum. This means, within the next few years, four regional academic museums will bear his name.

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Portland Police Investigate Suspicious Package At Site Of Fatal Train Attack

OPB | June 9, 2017 1:11 p.m. | Portland

Portland police say they are investigating a suspicious package at the Hollywood Transit Center in East Portland.

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Oregon Philanthropist Donates $5 Million For New PSU Art Museum

OPB | June 8, 2017 3:38 p.m. | Portland

One of Portland’s most brutal looking buildings is going to get a renovation, complete with a new art museum, thanks to a $5 million donation from philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer.

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The Stanley Coup: How Portland Put Its Name On Hockey's Top Prize

OPB | June 7, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Portland

Just how did a team from Portland seize prime real estate on the Stanley Cup, hockey's top prize? The answer lies in the trophy's early years.

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4 Ways Portland's Willamette Riverfront Could Change

OPB | June 7, 2017 3:26 p.m. | Portland

Several stretches of the Willamette River in downtown Portland are poised for a makeover in the coming decade.  


Portland Approves Permit For Nation's First All-Wood High-Rise

AP | June 7, 2017 9:54 a.m. | Portland

Officials in Oregon have approved construction permits for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation.

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PPS Middle School Proposal Draws Concern From Boundary Committee

OPB | June 6, 2017 5:39 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools plans to open two middle schools on the east side. But after questions from a boundary committee, decisions are likely to wait until fall.

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Portland Author Lidia Yuknavitch's Interstellar Joan Of Arc

OPB | June 6, 2017 11:15 a.m. | Portland

Portland author Lidia Yuknavitch borrows from the future and the past with her new post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel "The Book of Joan."

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Portland Police Chief Marshman | Deborah And James Fallows

OPB | June 6, 2017 noon

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman tells us about last weekend's rallies. And journalists James and Deborah Fallows have been visiting small cities and towns across the U.S. to see how the country is faring.

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Renewed Search For PPS Superintendent Shows School Board Divisions

OPB | June 2, 2017 4:38 p.m. | Portland

Thursday night brought seven sitting members of the Portland Public Schools board, together with the three new members elected last month to discuss the key job of hiring a new superintendent.

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For Communities Of Color, Racist Portland Knife Attack Was Scary But Not Surprising

OPB | June 2, 2017 3:33 p.m. | Portland

For many people of color, the stabbings on a Portland MAX train were less a surprise and more just an escalation of things they’ve heard and felt for years in America’s whitest big city.

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What Does Ramadan Mean?

OPB | June 1, 2017 3:07 p.m. | Portland

Traditionally a time of fasting, reflection and celebration, Ramadan commemorates the month in which the Quran is believed to have been revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.

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At Post-Attack Vigils, Oregonians Urge Each Other To Stand Up To Hate

OPB | May 27, 2017 10 p.m. | Portland

Participants urged each other not to let the killings – and the hate that apparently motivated them – drive Oregonians apart.

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Oregon Commission Reverses Course, Approves Tuition Hikes For UO And PSU

OPB | May 25, 2017 5:54 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's two largest universities gained approval Thursday for significant tuition increases, after initially being denied.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.