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Drugs and Day Care? Gov. Kate Brown's Campaign Says Attack Ad is Untrue, Illegal

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The ad from "dark money" group Priority Oregon suggests Gov. Kate Brown has allowed day care owners to sell drugs. Brown's camp is demanding stations pull it from the air. 

Smoke Across US West Blots Out Mountains, Poses Health Risks

AP

Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado.

TriMet: Big Service Expansion Coming Sept. 2

The Portland Tribune

Among other things, the increases will include the return of 24-hour bus service to the Portland area for the first time in more than 30 years.

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Fixing The Willamette's Toxic Algae Problem Could Start At Ross Island

Toxic algal blooms have plagued the lower Willamette in recent years. Most of them started in one place: the lagoon at Ross Island, near downtown Portland.

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Wild Bees May Benefit From Cleaning Up After Clearcuts

After cutting down trees in a section of forest, logging crews can do their local bees a favor by sticking around to clear the debris and flatten the ground.

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Westcliff Fire Spreads, Forcing Evacuations Near Hood River

Fire officials say a blaze that began near a home in Hood River spread to surrounding timber and brush and forced the evacuation of dozens of people.

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How To Clean Sand: Volunteers Take On Microplastics At Oregon Coast

How do you clean all the sand on a beach? A group of volunteers didn’t do it grain by grain, but took on the task screen by screen.

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Oregonians Can Weigh In On New Proposed Smoke Management Rules

Oregonians will have the chance to weigh in on proposed new smoke management rules that could ease the way for more controlled burns aimed at reducing the threat of major wildfires.

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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.

Listen: The OPB Politics Now Podcast

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