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Oregon Senate Republicans Walking Out (Again)


Three Republican state senators confirmed they and their colleagues would be scarce at the Oregon Capitol Thursday to stymie a vote on a cap-and-trade bill.

Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns


We’re not getting nearly enough prescribed fire on the ground to restore forests and manage the risk of severe wildfire. Oregon's new smoke rules are intended to change that trend.

Portland Requires Landlords To Use First-Come-First-Served System To Choose Tenants


The Portland City council has adopted a sweeping package of regulations to how landlords screen their prospective tenants.

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With Alberta Commons, Portland Sees A Chance To Do Redevelopment Right

After years of debate and controversy, a unique corner comes to life in Northeast Portland. 

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This Washington Fire District Will Use Goats To Reduce Fire Risks

Homes in one Central Washington city may be a little better protected from wildfires this season, thanks to a herd of goats.

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Oregon Senate Approves Controversial Restrictions On Electronic Voter Petitions

Democratic lawmakers are moving to more tightly regulate electronic petitions, which are becoming more popular for initiative, recall and referendum campaigns in Oregon.

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Oregon Legislature Punts On Changing Troubled Public Defense System

In a hearing Wednesday, lawmakers killed proposed changes to Oregon's public defense system.

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Willapa Bay Oyster Farmers Struggle As Shrimp Population Booms

The booming population of a native species of Northwest shrimp threatens the oyster beds of Washington's Willapa Bay and a coastal way of life.

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