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In Historic Election, Portland Burgerville Workers Vote To Unionize

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Workers at a Southeast Portland Burgerville overwhelmingly approved a vote Monday to unionize. Organizers say that makes them one of the only federally recognized unions in the fast food industry.

New Wapato Jail Owners Consider Hosting Homeless Shelter There

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In a surprising twist, a Portland developer and philanthropist who now owns a stake in the shuttered Wapato Jail in North Portland has offered it to the group Harbor of Hope, which wants to open a homeless shelter there.

Buehler Looks To November As Other Republicans Question His Conservatism

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Knute Buehler is already looking ahead to a November matchup against Gov. Kate Brown, but other Republican candidates for governor say he's not conservative enough for Oregon. 

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East Portland Senate Race Could Change Oregon's Housing Laws

What was once considered a "safe" seat is now in play, and the result could shift the balance in the Oregon Legislature and change state housing laws.

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Time Running Out To Register To Vote In Oregon's May Primary

It's an election with contests for key local and statewide seats, including a Republican gubernatorial primary and a Supreme Court primary.

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PPS Cuts Jobs At Central Office As Key Leaders Resign

The district's chief operating officer and chief strategic officer are both leaving, as Portland Public Schools announced a budget-driven cut of 35 central office positions.  

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Oregon Coast Pyrosomes Continue To Multiply

The invasion of the pyrosomes, gelatinous, translucent tube-like creatures ranging in size from less than an inch to a foot or more, continues in force off the coast of Oregon for a second year, baffling scientists.

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Clackamas Eyeglass Maker To Pay $750,000 For Discharging Hazardous Waste

Court documents show Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc. routinely discharged industrial wastewater with very high and low pH levels into the Kellogg Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.


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