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Portland Critics Ease Up On Gordon Sondland After Diplomat's Latest Testimony

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In strongly liberal Portland, businessman-turned-diplomat Gordon Sondland finally won some plaudits from critics of President Trump.

Linn County Jury: Oregon Breached Contract With Counties By Limiting State Forest Logging

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A Linn County jury ruled Wednesday that the state of Oregon breached its contract with timber counties west of the Cascades by failing to generate sufficient revenue through logging on state forests. 

Oregon Foster Child Who Says He Saw State Workers Having Sex Sues

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The child in Oregon’s foster care system says he was forced to stay in a hotel room where two state workers had sex in front of him. Then he went to an out-of-state facility where he claims abuse and neglect.

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Bend-La Pine School District To Distribute Safe Firearm Storage Information

The seven member Bend-La Pine School Board unanimously passed a resolution earlier this month to start providing information to families about the safe storage of firearms.

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Oregon State Sen. Cliff Bentz Will Resign Early For Congressional Run

The announcement frees up Bentz to campaign full time, but leaves Senate Republicans without their climate change expert.

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Portland City Council Poses Questions To Water Bureau In Run Up To Water Filtration Plant Vote

Wednesday’s meeting at Portland City Hal gave commissioners a chance to get answers from Water Bureau staff on a project where estimated costs have swelled from $500 million to over $850 million.  

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8 Complaints, 16 Million Rides. Records Show Few Issues Before TriMet Fare Enforcement Dust Up

In the two months before the agency’s announcement of more fare enforcement, TriMet documented just eight complaints from riders who wanted to see more fare checks because of other riders.

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WSU Vancouver Recognizes Black And Brown People In Transgender Day Of Remembrance

For 20 years, November 20th has been set aside as a day to honor people who are transgender and have died as a result of bigotry and violence. This was the first year WSUV commemorated the day. 

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