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Restoring the Washington Park and Zoo Railway's original 2-mile route isn't completely off the table, but it would take time, money and community support.
About 30 displaced Portland food carts are currently being stored at a Post Office lot while a city commissioner's office and a nonprofit work to solidify a new location.
Chendra the Asian elephant is pregnant and expected to give birth in late 2020.
The Rhode Island-based company buying the Bend Bulletin and other publications says the papers must terminate employees before a deal is done. The company could re-hire employees at its discretion.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office removed two full-time security officer positions from the courthouse, citing budget constraints, and prompting the court to reduce its operations to two days a week.
A security breach may have affected more than 700 Multnomah County human services clients after a county staff member was fired in May.
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Almost 600,000 Oregonians are expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday.
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TriMet's Board of Directors decided Wednesday to evaluate ridership for three years at the Skidmore Fountain Max train station before deciding on its potential closure. The Board will vote on potential downtown closures next month.
It appears Oregon lawmakers began communicating again Saturday after Republican Senators refused to show up at the Oregon Legislature late this week and dialogue stalled out Friday amid a battle over a sweeping cap-and-trade climate bill.
Construction on the 35-story building will begin later this year.
A new bill would provide Oregon Justice Resource Center funding for three full-time attorneys to create a civil legal program inside Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
Louisiana voters amended the state's constitution to prohibit non-unanimous jury convictions last year. The U.S. Supreme Court will reconsider the case of a man convicted of murder by a split jury.
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A data breach took place in January at the Oregon Department of Human Services. Hackers accessed about 2 million emails containing personal information like Social Security numbers.
City of Salem officials are now testing blue-green algae levels seven days a week.
Sarah Boone was Portland's first African American female firefighter in 1995. Now, she'll be the city's first African American fire chief.