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Walden, Herrera Beutler Support Hardline Immigration Bill That Fails In House

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Reps. Greg Walden and Jaime Herrera Beutler are the only lawmakers from Oregon or Washington to back the measure that seeks to curb immigration — both legal and illegal.

13 Kids Separated From Parents At Border Show Up In NW Shelters

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Children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are showing up in shelters across Oregon and Washington, according to an attorney representing the minors.

Portland To Study Ways To Restrict Plastic Straws And Utensils

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The city of Portland is joining the international movement to restrict the use of plastic straws and other throwaway plastic utensils at restaurants and bars.

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Chinook Tribe A Step Closer To Recognition As Judge Advances Claims

A U.S. District Court Judge in Tacoma has ruled that seven of eight claims brought by the Chinook Indian Nation will move forward. 

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Backers Of Oregon Gun Storage Measure Call Off Effort — For Now

Backers of a proposal that would have required Oregonians to lock up their guns are shelving their effort for now.

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ICE Temporarily Shutters Portland Facility Due To 'Occupy' Protest

The agency said it would resume operations "once security concerns have been addressed." Protesters have camped outside since Sunday.

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Detainees In Oregon Say They Followed Asylum Process And Were Arrested

As recently as Monday, the head of the Department of Homeland Security said the agency is not separating family that seek asylum at ports of entry.

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Sexual Harassment Policies Struggle To Protect Oregon Legislature’s Staff

After a high-profile sexual misconduct case where a state senator resigned, legislative leaders asked the Oregon Law Commission to review policies to ensure the Capitol is a harassment-free workplace.


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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.

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