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Evacuation Order For Oregon's North Santiam Park Fire Downgraded

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office announced the Linn County-area fire has been downgraded to a "level 2" evacuation order as of Wednesday morning.

Changing The System Of Restraint And Isolations Won't Be Easy

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Everyone is frustrated at the difficulty of shifting away from physical interventions and toward individualized support for children with special needs. But changing the rules is hard.

Vancouver Police Chief: Now Is An 'Opportune Time' To Consider Body Cameras

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After a slew of recent police shootings, Vancouver’s police chief is reconsidering his department’s stance on body cameras.

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Should Oregon Lawmakers Make More Money? Some Senators Say Yes

A bill this session would increase lawmaker salaries by 63 percent. Backers say it's the only way to attract diverse candidates. 

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Audit Calls For More Organization Of Portland Homeless Camp Clean-Up Program

Portland's city auditor suggested more organization, clarification and communication on the homeless program's part. 

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Has Tennessee Solved Oregon's Foster Care Crisis?

The Oregon Child Welfare system is in crisis. But now there's some optimism that a shift in mentality — and resources — could help alleviate some of the state’s troubles. Tennessee offers hope. 

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Vancouver Parents Sue, Settle Over Restraint And Isolation Of Disabled Children

In the 2016-17 school year, Vancouver Public Schools restrained students an average of once an hour, every day of school that year.

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Proposal To Regulate Uber, Lyft Spurs Debate In Oregon Capitol

Oregon is the only state without standardized regulations governing ride hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. A proposal to create them is controversial. 

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Listen: OPB's 'Bundyville' Podcast

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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

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