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Education | local | News | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Class Of 2025: A Photo Finish To Second Grade

OPB's Class of 2025 finished second grade earlier this month. OPB caught up with many of the students during Field Day at Earl Boyles Elementary School, and did end-of-year photos of each of the 29 participating kids.

Transportation | News | local

Timelapse Shows Full Colors Of Tilikum Crossing Lighting System

Portland's newest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing, lit up Monday evening as TriMet tested an aesthetic lighting system.


Hundreds Gather In Portland For Pride Northwest Festival

Each year, the LGBT  community holds a parade and festival to commemorate the advancements made toward equal rights. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown was the grand marshal for this year's parade in downtown Portland.


Photos: 2015 Portland Rose Festival

Hundreds of Oregonians gathered in downtown Portland on Saturday June 6, 2015 for the 2015 Portland Rose Festival, an annual tradition of Portland that dates back to the early 20th century.

Arts | Health | local

Children With Cancer Discover Themselves Through The Lens

Randall Children's Hospital, in partnership with Pablove Shutterbug Photography, facilitated a grant from the Livestrong Foundation to allow children with cancer to learn fundamentals of photography.


Photos: Monsanto March PDX 2015

Community members gathered at Shemanski Park and marched through the streets of Portland, chanting against the use of GMOs during the 2015 Monsanto March PDX on May 23, 2015.

Education | Politics | News

Students Protest In Salem For More Higher Ed Funding

Ten people were arrested at the Oregon Capitol on Thursday in a protest timed to coincide with the release of the state revenue forecast.

News | local

Photos: Armed Forces Day Commemoration Honors Military Families

The Oregon National Guard honored all military members during their annual Armed Forces Day commemoration at the Capitol mall in Salem on Thursday.

News | Politics

Celebration Marks 40th Anniversary of Oregon's Legislative Commission On Indian Services

Thursday marked the 40th anniversary of Oregon's Legislative Commission on Indian Services, and the state's top legislators gathered at the capitol to celebrate.

Education | local | Economy | News

PCC Cascade Campus Hosts The State Of Black Oregon 2015 Conference

At Tuesday's State of Black Oregon 2015 conference, one of the major topics of discussion was a report released by the Urban League of Portland.

News | local | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

A Visual Guide To Emergency Supplies Everyone Needs

Preparedness experts recommend that residents of disaster-prone areas have supplies available to remain self-sufficient in the days and weeks after an event like a megaquake.

News | local | World

Nepali Association of Oregon Held Community Prayer For Victims Of Nepali Earthquake

The Nepali Association of Oregon raised $23,000 for victims of last week's quake near Kathmandu.

local | NW Life | OPB News Blog

Community Members Gather At Smith and Bybee Wetlands For Turtle Walk

The wetland area is about 2,000 acres and it has a pungent past. Oregon Metro estimates about 15 million tons of garbage was dumped there.  

News | local

Elderly Patients Bike Portland Streets For Earth Day

To commemorate Earth Day, Providence Elderplace took their community members on a bicycle tour around Northeast Portland.


High Schoolers Gather At Hayward Field For Day 3 Of Oregon Relays

High school and collegiate athletes travel from across the Pacific Northwest to compete at historic Hayward Field for the Oregon Relays. View photo highlights from day three of the meet.

Ashton Eaton Protege Gives Back At Oregon Relays

Friday marked the second day of the Oregon Relays at historic Hayward Field in Eugene. View photo highlights of the meet featuring both collegiate and high school athletes from across the Pacific Northwest.

The Oregon Relays Gets A Running Start At Hayward Field

The Oregon Relays kicked off on Thursday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene. View photo highlights of the meet.


Beaumont Middle School Students Bring Vanport Flood To Life Through Interactive Displays

Students at Beaumont Middle School gathered to publicly present their research on the Vanport Flood of 1948, in conjunction with Concordia University faculty. Their work was presented to the community Thursday night through an interactive display, where community members could hover their iPads over the photo, and it will autoplay video features about the floods. 


Celebrating the Life of Former UO President, Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer

Friends, family and the public gathered at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene to celebrate the life of former UO president and Oregon attorney general Dave Frohnmayer, who died at 74. 

At Home: Conversations Inside Homes Across Oregon

At Home In The Bull Run Watershed

In the latest installment of Think Out Loud's "At Home" series, Lead Watershed Ranger Dan Weidinger and his wife Sacha Snyder talk about living inside the 147-square mile Bull Run Watershed.