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In Historic Election, Portland Burgerville Workers Vote To Unionize


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


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


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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