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Exonerations Raise Questions About Oregon's Controversial Jury System

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Oregon is one of two states that allows people to be convicted of most felonies without all 12 jurors agreeing. Some lawyers say recent exonerations highlight a problem with that system.

No News Isn't Great News: Oregon Test Scores Remain Mostly Flat In 2018

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Reading scores went up slightly, and math went down a tad. But mostly, results were the same. And that's not good.

PSU Police Shot At Jason Washington 17 Times, Report Says

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Portland State University Police shot at Jason Washington 17 times, according to a medical examiner’s report released Wednesday.

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Almost Everything Leaving Northwest Ports For China Soon To Be Hit With Tariffs

The Chinese government announced on Tuesday that it would impose tariffs on $60 billion more of U.S. exports. This widens the range of Pacific Northwest companies caught in the trade crossfire.

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'Goodbye Party' For Oregon Lawmakers Criticized For Honoring Disgraced Former Senator

A “goodbye party” for departing Republican Oregon lawmakers drew scrutiny because of the inclusion of disgraced former Sen. Jeff Kruse among the honorees.

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Oregon House Candidate Who Made False Claim Quits Key Race

Amanda La Bell, the Working Families Party candidate in the hotly-contested race to represent Bend in the Oregon House, is dropping out.

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For Rural Communities, Wildfire Brings Economic Help, Hardships

Wildfire represents both risk and reward for some small communities in Washington. Walking the line between a "good fire" and a "bad fire" can be tricky.

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Oregon Now Has A Hypoxia Season, Just Like A Wildfire Season

Scientists say warming ocean temperatures mean Oregon's coastal waters now have a low-oxygen season, just as the state's forests have a fire season.

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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.