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For Rural Communities, Wildfire Brings Economic Help, Hardships


Wildfire represents both risk and reward for some small communities in Washington. Walking the line between a "good fire" and a "bad fire" can be tricky.

Oregon Using Facebook To Remind Inactive Voters To Update Registration


Oregon officials are using Facebook to bolster participation in the upcoming midterm election by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration.

Oregon Now Has A Hypoxia Season, Just Like A Wildfire Season


Scientists say warming ocean temperatures mean Oregon's coastal waters now have a low-oxygen season, just as the state's forests have a fire season.

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New Portland Music Advocacy Group To Lobby For Businesses, Artists

An advocacy group called MusicPortland kicks off with an ambitious to-do list intended to unite many music communities.

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Oregon House Candidate Made False Statement In Voter Guide

A candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives has been accused of making a false statement about her education in the official voter guide.

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Senators Call To Bring Back Spanish Fire Training Manuals

U.S. Senators from Oregon and California want federal fire managers to start publishing training materials in Spanish again after translations were discontinued last year.

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Jo Ann Hardesty Resurrected Local NAACP, With Scant Attention To Fiscal Oversight

Records and interviews raise questions about financial oversight and record keeping at the Portland NAACP chapter during candidate Jo Ann Hardesty's time as president.

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Cougar Cameras Coming Up Empty 3 Days After Animal's Killing

Officials shot and killed a cougar suspected of fatally attacking hiker Diana Bober. They're still looking for more.

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Listen: OPB's 'Bundyville' Podcast


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.

Listen: The OPB Politics Now Podcast


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