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Fewer Teachers, Larger Classes: Oregon Schools Itemize Budget Cuts

OPB | March 23, 2017 11:38 a.m. | Portland

School districts across Oregon are warning of potentially deep budget cuts, if legislators don’t find additional money for public schools.

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Portland's 3-Game Winning Streak Grinds To A Halt In Loss To Bucks

AP | March 22, 2017 9:49 a.m.

Khris Middleton scored 26 points, and the Bucks outlasted the Trail Blazers for a 93-90 victory on Tuesday night.

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Portland Mayor: Homeless Camp Will Stay For Now

OPB | March 22, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says the city wants to bring in a team of mediators to help determine the fate of the Hazelnut Grove homeless encampment in North Portland.

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Grand Jury Clears Portland Officer Who Shot Black Teen

OPB | March 21, 2017 6:33 p.m. | Portland

A Multnomah County grand jury has declined to charge a Portland police officer who shot and killed Quanice Hayes, an African-American teen, last month.

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Homeless Man Found Dead In Portland Tent

AP | March 20, 2017 11:47 a.m. | Portland

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers discovered the man last week while conducting a welfare check. Officers opened the tent after getting no response and found the body of 32-year-old Christopher Martin.

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Lillard's 49 Points Lift Blazers Over Heat, 115-104

AP | March 20, 2017 9:24 a.m. | Miami

Damian Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, tied a career high with nine 3-pointers, and carried the Portland Trail Blazers past the Miami Heat, 115-104 on Sunday night.

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Portland Partners With Colleges To Create School Of Public Health

OPB | March 20, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland State University and Portland Community College Monday morning.

Arts | News | History | local

Portland Edit-A-Thon Aims To Close Wikipedia Gender Gap

OPB | March 18, 2017 5:03 p.m. | Portland

It's part of a massive editing session to create more diverse voices and content on Wikipedia, with a focus on women artists.

NW Life | News | Transportation | local

TriMet Advises Bus Drivers To Avoid Confronting Fare Evaders

Portland Tribune | March 15, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

TriMet says its bus drivers should no longer deny fare evaders access to the bus. But the new guidance for drivers is causing confusion among the agency's own employees.

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DeMarcus Cousins Leads Pelicans' Rout Of Trail Blazers

AP | March 15, 2017 7:41 a.m. | New Orleans

DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 points, Anthony Davis had 15 points and 15 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-77 on Tuesday night.

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Former Blazer Cliff Robinson Discloses Brain Hemorrhage

AP | March 14, 2017 6:37 p.m. | Portland

Robinson issued a statement on Tuesday saying he's in the "process of getting better."

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Portland To Resume Using Bull Run Water In Spite Of Parasite

OPB | March 14, 2017 10:30 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau plans to resume using the Bull Run watershed as its drinking water source this week.

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Trail Blazers Inch Closer To 8th Seed With Win Over Suns

AP | March 13, 2017 8:08 a.m. | Phoenix

The Portland Trail Blazers are fighting to stay in the Western Conference playoff race, and they needed a win Sunday night after an overtime loss at the buzzer at home the night before.

Education | News | local | Election

PPS Chair Says He Won't Seek Re-election After Single Term

OPB | March 13, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

Tom Koehler announced his decision to leave after one term in a statement Monday.  

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Timbers Beat Galaxy 1-0 For 1st Road Victory Since 2015

AP | March 13, 2017 6:55 a.m. | Carson, Califonria

Diego Chara scored in the eighth minute for his seventh career goal in seven MLS seasons and the Portland Timbers beat the undermanned L.A. Galaxy 1-0 on Sunday.

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Portland Flocks To 'Grimm' Estate Sale For Piece Of TV History

OPB | March 11, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Portland

More than 1,500 people lined up in Portland Saturday to take home a piece of television history. The NBC show "Grimm" is selling off a warehouse full of the TV show’s props, furniture and costumes.

News | local | Health

Inadequate Access To Showers, Laundry Lead To Health Problems For Portland Homeless

Portland Tribune | March 11, 2017 12:42 p.m. | Portland

Poor access to hygiene facilities in Portland carries dire public health impacts and other insidious effects that keep homeless people on the streets.

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Portland Catches 'Nurkic Fever' As Center Leads Blazers To Win Over Philadelphia

AP | March 10, 2017 9:48 a.m. | Portland

The 7-foot center Jusuf Nurkic had a career-high 28 points and 20 rebounds, and Portland beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-108 in overtime on Thursday.

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Longest-Serving PPS Board Member Won't Seek Re-election

OPB | March 9, 2017 9:26 p.m. | Portland

Pam Knowles has decided to leave office after her second term, adding to the turnover in Oregon's largest school district.

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Portland Police Captains Under Investigation Placed On Leave

OPB | March 9, 2017 5:11 p.m. | Portland

In general, the police bureau uses paid administrative leave in limited and serious circumstances.