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Kicker Coming? Oregon Tax Revenues Might Exceed Estimates

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A forecast released Wednesday shows Oregon taxpayers might have $555.3 million coming back to them.

Family Of Man Shot At Homeless Shelter Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

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The family of a man shot and killed by police at a Southeast Portland homeless shelter has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Portland and the individual officers involved in the fatal shooting.

Startup University Challenge: How To Scale Up, Without Losing What Works

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Like colleges and universities across the country, OSU-Cascades is part of a changing landscape in higher education.

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Portland Utility Bureaus Will Help Renters At Risk Of Eviction

For the first time, Portland's utility bureaus will help out families in apartments at risk of eviction by providing what amounts to a rebate on their utility bills. 

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New Hope For Stopping Seemingly Unstoppable Shoreline Erosion

A stretch of shore in Pacific County, Washington, has long suffered from the most extreme coastal erosion along West Coast. Now, a relatively low-cost defense is raising hopes among property owners.

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Cellphone Service Is Coming To Mount Rainier, Despite Pleas To Protect Solitude

There won’t be any cellphone towers — but there could soon be cell signals at the most popular place at Mount Rainier.

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Inslee's Iowa Trip Adds Fuel To Speculation About Run For President

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is headed to Iowa — a frequent first stop for presidential hopefuls. He’s emerged as leading voice of opposition to President Donald Trump.

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Oregon Legislature Approves Gov. Kate Brown's Tax Break For Business

The Oregon Legislature approved expanding a tax break for small businesses on Monday afternoon, despite many lawmakers expressing misgivings. 


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From Longreads and Oregon Public Broadcasting, “Bundyville” is a seven-part series chronicling the rise, fall and resurgence of the Bundy family, the armed uprisings they inspired and the fight over the future of the American West.

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OPB Politics Now dives deep into the hottest political topics of the week, offering the scoop on candidates and issues affecting the Pacific Northwest.