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If passed, the bill would provide 4,000 additional special visas to Afghan translators who have helped Americans during the war.
A new report by Eugene's Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement states that a high spike in hate incidents in 2017 could have been related to the 2016 presidential election.
The TriMet board plans to vote in June on whether to close four MAX stations in and around downtown Portland.
A proposed ballot initiative in Oregon would allow people access to "psilocybin-assisted therapy." Chief petitioners say the results out of Denver point to more relaxed views on the mushrooms.
The typical dangers associated with beating summer weather include drowning in cold water, falling out of open windows and getting injured on a bicycle.
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The burn ban requirements are earlier than usual due to hot and dry weather this weekend.
Cider Riot owner Abram Goldman-Armstrong, represented by the Oregon Justice Resource Center, is requesting $1 million in damages in a lawsuit against Patriot Prayer.
A report from the Oregon Employment Department shows that from 2013 to 2017, more people have moved to Oregon than have left.
Visitation and spending increased for the ninth consecutive year in 2018.
A report from the Portland City Auditor calls for more transparency and accountability from the city in its spending of the cannabis tax revenue.
Multiple May Day demonstrations took place in Portland Wednesday, most with a focus on immigrants' rights.
When a panel came loose from the Portland Aerial Tram last December, it hit a pedestrian, causing minor injuries. It was the first panel failure since the tram opened in 2006.
Norma Paulus was Oregon's first female secretary of state and a champion of vote-by-mail. She died last month.
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Only about one-third of e-scooter riders from last year's scooter pilot program were women.
Gov. Kate Brown said she will stand by Oregon law, which bars employers from refusing to hire someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
There have been four fatal traffic accidents in the past two weeks.
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Deputy Justin DeRosier was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this month.
Many people believe adding a citizenship question to the census will result in an undercount for non-citizens who refuse to respond.