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Scenes From The Soul'd Out Music Festival

The Soul'd Out Music Festival filled Portland with unmatched energy and a week full of unforgettable musical performances. Follow OPB's coverage for highlights and photos from the shows.

News | Transportation | local

TriMet To Start Construction On Rose Quarter MAX Lines

The Portland-area transit agency TriMet is warning riders of planned ahead of a Rose Quarter improvement project. 

News | local

The Power of Protest: Police And Activists Talk Black Lives Matter

What's it like to be a protester at a rally calling for police reform? What's it like for a police officer working at the same protest? Portland police officers and Don't Shoot PDX activists offer their perspectives.

News | Environment | Land | NW Life

Lightning Sparked More Than 20 Fires In Eastern Oregon This Weekend

The largest of the recent lightning fires is the Simmons Gulch fire 32 miles southwest of Vale, Oregon, which is burning across 5,000 acres. 

News | Politics | local

Portland Hires Its 1st Tribal Liaison

Patricia Davis Gibson has been a tribal court judge and tribal attorney and is stepping into the new position. 

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Portland Officials Propose Controversial Change To Police Accountability Process

Portland city officials could eliminate public hearings when officers appeal charges of misconduct.

News | Land use | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Mid-Level Organizer Of Malheur Refuge Occupation Pleads Guilty

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy has become the tenth defendant to plead guilty for his role in the January takeover near Burns.   

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BIKETOWN Sees More Than 3,000 Users In First Days, Plus Vandalism

Three days after its launch, BIKETOWN, Portland's new bike share program sponsored by Nike, had 1,381 people sign up for annual memberships and 2,237 people buy a day pass or single ride users. 

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Portland's BIKETOWN Bike Rental Program Launches

The long-awaited BIKETOWN bike rental program arrives in Portland, providing 1,000 rental bikes around the city.

News | Environment | Parents | Family | Sustainability

Study: Your Kids' Energy-Saving Habits Are Having An Impact On You

Does your kid insist on riding bikes or follow you at home, turning off the lights? A new study shows that children’s energy-saving behaviors affect their parents’ own habits.  

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Don't Shoot PDX Holds A Children's March And Rally In N Portland

Local social justice and activist group Don’t Shoot PDX held a children’s march and rally Wednesday at Dawson Park.  

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Rally Calls For White Allies Against Racial Injustice And Police Violence

About 50 people stood on the steps of the Justice Center in downtown Portland on Monday holding “Black Lives Matter” signs, but less than a handful of them were people of color.  

Economy | Business | local | News

Portland Workers Earn 8 Percent More Than National Average

The average national hourly wage was $23.23 in May 2015. Portland-area workers earned almost $2 more — at $25.07.  

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Refuge Occupier And 'Recruiter' Blaine Cooper Pleads Guilty

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier Blaine Cooper pleaded guilty Thursday to his actions in the standoff at the beginning of this year.  

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Oregon Jewish Museum Moving To Permanent Location Next Spring

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will be moving to a new location next year.  

News | Election | Politics | local | Elections 2016

Multnomah County To Vote On Sheriff Selection, Campaign Finance Reform

Multnomah County voters have two more important choices this fall: whether to appoint or elect future sheriffs and whether to limit campaign contributions for county races.

News | Energy | Environment | Water | Renewable energy | Sustainability

OSU Creates New Software To Assess Global Hydropower Potential

Engineers at Oregon State have created a free, open-source computer program that can determine a stream or river’s potential as an energy source.

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Portland Gains New Fire Chief Before Fourth Of July Weekend

Right before one of Portland Fire & Rescue’s busiest span of days – Fourth of July weekend — the city gained a new fire chief.  

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Bundy 'Bodyguard' Pleads Guilty To Occupation Charges

Close Bundy family ally Brian "Booda" Cavalier pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

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Multnomah Greyhound Park Will Be Demolished Next Month

The historic Multnomah Greyhound Park played host to a farewell celebration Tuesday before its complete demolition early next month.