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Portland Police Face Questions Of Impartiality After Radio Show Comments


Portland's police chief's comments came as the city’s Independent Police Review is investigating at least seven different incidents of possible police misconduct at an Aug 4. rally in downtown Portland.

Fixing The Willamette's Toxic Algae Problem Could Start At Ross Island


Toxic algal blooms have plagued the lower Willamette in recent years. Most of them started in one place: the lagoon at Ross Island, near downtown Portland.

We're Putting More Homes On Wild Lands And In The Path Of Wildfires


For people living in the “wildland-urban interface,” wildfire risk is the new normal, and the risk is increasing as more people move into places where cul-de-sac meets forest or sagebrush. 

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Portland Water Bureau Has Location, Technology In Mind For New Filtration Plant

The Portland Water Bureau is advancing a plan to filter Portland's drinking water for the first time since the system came on line in 1895.

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FBI Agent's Trial In Portland Leaves Key Question Unanswered

Prosecutors argued unsuccessfully that an elite FBI agent fired his weapon twice during a key turning point in the 2016 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation. The acquittal leaves an open question as to who took those shots.

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How To Prepare Your Home For Wildfire

More than 46 million homes in the U.S. are vulnerable to wildfire because they were built near forests or sagebrush. Here are some tips to keeping these homes safer from fire.

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Kate Brown Campaign Is Largest Donor To Group Attacking Republican Rival

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's re-election campaign gave $100,000 to a group attacking Republican Knute Buehler. The intent, an aide says, is to respond to ads critical of Brown.

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Portland City Council Candidates Talk Race At Forum

The candidates fielded questions from the audience, and it wasn't a debate-style conversation.

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Listen: OPB's 'Bundyville' Podcast


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.

Listen: The OPB Politics Now Podcast


OPB Politics Now dives deep into the hottest political topics of the week, offering the scoop on candidates and issues affecting the Pacific Northwest.