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10 Most Viewed OPB Stories Of 2017


The Pacific Northwest and the nation saw drastic shifts in every aspect of life in 2017. Here, we've highlighted the top 10 most viewed OPB stories of 2017 and had reporters offer insight on each assignment.

Frogs, Fish And Farmers Feel Out Compromise On Deschutes River


With Central Oregon’s booming population growth, water is an increasingly important resource. And on the Upper Deschutes River, scarce water has become a big problem for wildlife and river habitat.

Washington Hopes Oregon Will Join I-5 Bridge Replacement Conversation


Washington state lawmakers are moving ahead with an effort to revive a plan to replace the aging Interstate 5 Bridge. They remain hopeful their counterparts in Oregon will join them.

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News | local | Water | Environment

Portland Settles Utility Lawsuit Alleging Improper Spending For $10 Million

The city of Portland has reached a $10 million settlement in a long-running lawsuit alleging misspending of ratepayer dollars by the city’s water and sewer bureaus.

Education | News | Politics | local

Oregon State Senator Wants Tougher Response From ODE On Harassment

Response to sexual harassment by a director at Oregon Department of Education has drawn criticism from a  nationally-recognized state senator.


Several Workers Possibly Contaminated At Hanford Nuclear Site

Since Dec. 8, six workers at the Hanford Site have shown up as possibly contaminated. One worker was possibly contaminated twice.

Air | Arts | News | local | Environment | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Health Report Due This Month Delayed As Bullseye Glass Launches Federal Case

A key health report on air quality near Bullseye Glass has pushed back to 2018 as the company launches a federal case against the state.

News | local | Politics | Health

Campaigns Present Competing Narratives On Oregon Health Care Measure

Supporters and opponents of a proposed health care tax on the Oregon ballot disagree about impact on Medicaid recipients.

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