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Cut To Oregon State Hospital Wait Times Leaves Some Without Mental Health Care

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A bill intended to reduce wait time for people stuck in jails to gain admission to the Oregon State Hospital has left some without the mental health treatment they need.

Family Of Missing UP Student Dispute Portland Police Narrative

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The Portland Police Bureau announced Wednesday that they believe missing 18-year-old University of Portland student Owen Klinger left the area of his own free will.

Multnomah County's Tally Of Homeless Deaths Shows 2018 Marked An All-Time High

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The final tally is the highest ever: 92 homeless people died last year, nearly double the death toll released in 2012, when the county started keeping track.

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US DOJ Finds Woodburn School District Discriminated Against Immigrant Job Applicant

The DOJ found that the district refused to hire a man as a teacher due to his immigration status. He is a work-authorized non-U.S. citizen. 

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2 Oregon Counties Offer Vote-By-Smartphone To Overseas Voters

Two Oregon counties are offering the opportunity for U.S. military members, their dependents and others living overseas to vote in special elections this November with smartphones.

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Officially Kicks Off Reelection Campaign

Monday’s official kickoff presented Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler with a chance to outline his case for another four years in office.

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Some Lanes Reopen On I-5 Southbound North Of Woodburn Following Crash

A traffic crash involving two semi-trucks closed the southbound lanes of I-5 just north of Woodburn Tuesday afternoon. The collision caused a fire involving the trucks, further disrupting traffic in the area.

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

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.

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