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In New Approach, Metro Leaders Ask Voters For $652 Million Housing Bond

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Leaders of the Portland area's regional government want voters to OK a $652 million bond measure — and a more proactive regional approach to housing. 

What You Need To Know About Portland Clean Energy Measure 26-201

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Measure 26-201 would levy a 1 percent tax on revenue large retailers make in Portland to fund renewable energy projects and job training.

A Year Later, Extinguished Eagle Creek Fire Still Prompting Closures At Multnomah Falls

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The Multnomah Falls viewing platform is scheduled to close temporarily Tuesday as trees and remnants from the Eagle Creek Fire get cleared out.

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Where They Stand: Oregon's Gubernatorial Candidates On Immigration

The leading candidates for governor have opposing views on whether Oregon's sanctuary law should be repealed. Here's why. 

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Oregon Ed Board Draws Criticism, Defense For Loosening Instruction Time Rules

As candidates for Oregon governor pledge extending the state's short school year, the State Board of Education approved exemptions for certain high schoolers from existing time requirements.

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No News Isn't Great News: Oregon Test Scores Remain Mostly Flat In 2018

Reading scores went up slightly, and math went down a tad. But mostly, results were the same. And that's not good.

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Exonerations Raise Questions About Oregon's Controversial Jury System

Oregon is one of two states that allows people to be convicted of most felonies without all 12 jurors agreeing. Some lawyers say recent exonerations highlight a problem with that system.

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PSU Police Shot At Jason Washington 17 Times, Report Says

Portland State University Police shot at Jason Washington 17 times, according to a medical examiner’s report released Wednesday.

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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.