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Civil Rights Groups Battle Denial, Inaction In Southwest Washington

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Police violence has grown in Southwest Washington in recent years, and civil rights groups continue to find denial and inaction from the region's mostly white leadership.

First Inmate At Oregon Federal Prison Tests Positive For COVID-19

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An inmate at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Bureau of Prisons website. It's the first known case of the disease at the facility.

Racist Threats, Illegal Fireworks Lead To Arrests On Oregon Coast

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Lincoln City police arrested seven men on the Oregon Coast Saturday night after the men allegedly made racist threats toward a Black family during Fourth of July celebrations at the beach.

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A Vigil For A Black Violinist Who Died Too Young

Nearly a hundred string musicians convened in North Portland to issue a musical call for justice for a violinist who died before his time.  

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For The First Time Since 1928, No Washington Statewide Initiatives In Presidential Election Year

For the first time since Herbert Hoover won the presidency nearly a century ago, Washington won't have a statewide initiative before voters on the November ballot in a presidential election year.

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Thousands Of Inmates Quarantined In Eastern Oregon Prison In COVID-19 Outbreak

More than 3,100 inmates at the Snake River Correctional Institution outside Ontario are under quarantine because of an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility.

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Oregon Voters To Decide On Drug Decriminalization, Campaign Finance Limits

As of Thursday afternoon, just four measures appeared likely to qualify for the general election, the fewest in more than 50 years. 

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Oregon Police Accountability Bills Aren't Late, But Critics Say They're Too Little

Advocates of police reform say they plan to keep the pressure on for more in the wake of a special session of the Oregon Legislature.

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COVID-19 In Oregon: By The Numbers

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Keep track of how COVID-19 is spreading through Oregon with regularly updated numbers.