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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.

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.

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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Almost Everything Leaving Northwest Ports For China Soon To Be Hit With Tariffs

The Chinese government announced on Tuesday that it would impose tariffs on $60 billion more of U.S. exports. This widens the range of Pacific Northwest companies caught in the trade crossfire.

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'Goodbye Party' For Oregon Lawmakers Criticized For Honoring Disgraced Former Senator

A “goodbye party” for departing Republican Oregon lawmakers drew scrutiny because of the inclusion of disgraced former Sen. Jeff Kruse among the honorees.

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Oregon House Candidate Who Made False Claim Quits Key Race

Amanda La Bell, the Working Families Party candidate in the hotly-contested race to represent Bend in the Oregon House, is dropping out.

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For Rural Communities, Wildfire Brings Economic Help, Hardships

Wildfire represents both risk and reward for some small communities in Washington. Walking the line between a "good fire" and a "bad fire" can be tricky.

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Oregon Now Has A Hypoxia Season, Just Like A Wildfire Season

Scientists say warming ocean temperatures mean Oregon's coastal waters now have a low-oxygen season, just as the state's forests have a fire season.

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