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Oregon Voters, Time Is Running Out To Register For The Nov. 5 Election

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Oregonians have until just before midnight on Tuesday to register for the Nov. 5 election if they want to vote on local and regional issues like tax levies and bonds, and changes to charters.  

After More Than 20 Years, Affirmative Action Returns To Washington's Ballot

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In 1998, Washington voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative 200, which effectively ended affirmative action in the state. Now, 21 years later, voters this November will once again have a chance to weigh in on the issue once again.

Oregon Vapers Likely To Circumvent Ban Via Internet

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Oregon’s new six month ban on flavored vape goes into effect first thing Tuesday. Customers say they’ll either go online to get around the ban or make their own vaping liquid.

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2 Efforts To Recall Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Have Failed

Oregon GOP chair Bill Currier said the effort came up just short, and he vowed to try again in coming months. 

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Grand Jury Clears Portland Police Officer Who Killed PSU Student In July

A grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer who shot and killed a 31 year old Portland State Universitystudent this summer, determining that the officer acted lawfully to defend himself or the public.

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Study: Climate Change Threatens 389 North American Bird Species

A new study from the National Audubon Society says 389 out of 604 North American bird species are at risk of extinction due to climate change.

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Days After Activist's Death In Hit And Run, Portland Police Decline To Comment On Motive

Anti-fascist activist Sean D. Kealiher was hit and killed by an SUV outside of a Portland bar early Saturday morning. The Portland Police Bureau said Monday it hasn't made any arrests in connection with the death.

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Oregon Elections Officials Restore A Postal Subsidy For Newly Registered Voters

Newly registered voters once again will be able to join a political party without having to hunt for a stamp.

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Listen: OPB's 'Bundyville' Podcast

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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.