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Biggest Strike In Years Poised To Hit Kaiser Permanente

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The coalition of unions representing 80,000 Kaiser Permanente workers announced Monday they’ll be walking picket lines in four weeks. 

You Belong To The Plankhouse, The Plankhouse Belongs To You

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The four-day Wellness Warrior Camp uses the power of connection — to earth, to culture, to identity and to each other — to promote healthy lifestyles for Indigenous youth.

Patients With Developmental Disabilities Stuck In Washington Psychiatric Hospitals

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In Washington, people with developmental disabilities are stuck in hospitals with no where to go, revealing an ongoing crisis in developmental disabilities services in the state.

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Tensions Rise In Portland Neighborhood As Residents Consider Annexation To Lake Oswego

Some see annexation as a surefire way to price out Southwood Park's poorest residents, while others believe it to be the only antidote the neighborhood’s aging water system.

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Zillow Wants To Buy Your Home For Cash (And A Fee)

Zillow.com is known as a place to browse homes for sale. Now, if you live in the Portland/Vancouver area, Zillow might buy your house ... for cash. 

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Oregon Supreme Court To Review Sentence For Murderer With Intellectual Disability

The high court will look at whether the U.S. Constitutional allows for someone with an intellectual disability to get a sentence of life without parole.

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Western Oregon University Buys Building In Downtown Salem

WOU said it bought the historical Vick building for $2.735 million. It will house several of the school's programs, including its new Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. 

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Offshore Wind Energy Looks More Promising for Oregon

Falling costs have green energy advocates once again eyeing the waters of Oregon's South Coast as a site for possible offshore wind projects.

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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.