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Flawed Estimates Force Beaverton Into School Budget Cuts


Beaverton School District has found $8 million to fill a budget gap that could be as large as $12 million for the current school year. 

Banned Fish Trap Returns To Columbia As Sustainable Way To Catch Salmon


Fish traps were banned on the Columbia River more than 80 year ago, but some say it’s time to bring them back as a way for fishermen to catch more hatchery salmon while protecting wild fish.

White Male Privilege Disrupting Portland City Council Meetings, Commissioner Says


Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty says a small group of disruptive white men are frightening people away from city council.

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Federal Hanford Cleanup Watchdog Put To Sleep By Government Shutdown

There are several agencies and a group of stakeholders who watch over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But the ongoing partial government shutdown is blocking some of that important oversight.

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Shutdown Cancels Federal Wildfire Training In Oregon, Washington

From aviation contracts to deals with vendors and even seasonal hiring, the partial federal government shutdown is cutting into planning and preparation for the 2019 wildfire season in the Northwest.

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Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee Calls For Action On Climate Change, Mental Health, Orcas

Warning that Washington state is at a "tipping point," Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday delivered a State of the State address that called on lawmakers to address carbon pollution, "transform" the mental health system and save Puget Sound orcas.

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Back Taxes Threaten To Bury Bend Bulletin Owners

One of the largest rural newspaper owners in the Northwest can’t pay its property taxes on time. Local news hangs in the balance. 

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Federal Shutdown Nixes Anti-Harassment Training For Oregon Lawmakers, Staff

The training was supposed to be run by a federal department that is now closed due to the ongoing partial federal shutdown. Oregon leaders have pledged to reschedule.

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The $22 Billion Question: Understanding PERS

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2019

Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System is in billions of dollars of trouble. But it's not just an abstract number: this is a story about real people’s lives and it affects all Oregonians.

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.