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Judge says she’ll decide next week whether to delay new Oregon gun law

The new law requiring a permit to purchase a gun and banning high-capacity magazines was approved by voters in November, but faces multiple legal challenges. “This is a very complicated area of law,” U.S. District Judge Karin J. Immergut said, explaining she wanted to review the two sides’ arguments and the cases they referenced before making her decision.



Portland Japanese Garden is ablaze with fall colors

The Portland Japanese Garden comes alive with color in the cool autumn months. Can’t get there on your own? Enjoy a couple minutes of lovely scenery as seen through the lens of OPB photographer Brandon Swanson.

Portland comedy club owner Shelley McLendon on ‘Finding the Joy,’ both in person and online

In these confusing and stressful times, we need to remember the things that bring us joy. But that can be hard, and we sometimes need help. We’re reaching out to various creative people to find out what they find joyous, funny and inspiring these days. Shelley McLendon, owner of Portland's Siren Theater, shares her sources of humor and joy.