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Oregon Senate Standoff Continues: Could A Few Words Make A Difference?

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Republicans say they'll come back if a controversial cap-and-trade bill is put before voters. Democrats say they're being disingenuous.

Where Will Portland's Alder Street Food Carts Go? City Looks To The North Park Blocks.

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With the Ritz-Carlton hotel poised to arrive in Portland, city officials are scrambling to try to relocate the Alder Street food cart pod to the North Park Blocks.

'Kits For Kids' Take Preparedness Up A Notch At Tsunami-Vulnerable Cannon Beach Academy

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How's this for emergency preparedness? An elementary school located in the tsunami inundation zone in Cannon Beach, Oregon, has equipped every student with a personal disaster survival kit.

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Next Round Of Jordan Cove LNG Public Hearings Planned For Southwest Oregon

Federal energy regulators are asking for input on draft environmental impact findings for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG fossil fuel project.

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Nursing Home Closures In Washington Send Families Scrambling As Industry Sounds Alarm

A wave of nursing home closures in Washington is forcing patients and their families to scramble to find new facilities. Industry officials have warned lawmakers that closures will continue without emergency funding.

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Oregon Legislature Repeals 25-Year-Old Tsunami Zone Building Law

The Oregon Legislature has repealed a nearly 25-year-old law prohibiting new schools, hospitals, jails and police and fire stations from being built in the state's tsunami inundation zone.

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In A Break From The Past, Oregon Sheriffs Change Their Approach To Gun Laws

Many sheriffs in Washington and Colorado are saying they won’t enforce new gun laws. But some Oregon sheriffs already tried that and realized it doesn’t work.

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After Long-Awaited Repairs, Even More Water Problems Arise In Warm Springs

As soon as crews replaced a critical stretch of pipe Wednesday, things got worse, prolonging the outages and warnings to boil water for thousands of people on the largest tribal reservation in Oregon.

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