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Oregon lawmakers are taking up legislation that would make Oregon the second state after California to adopt an economy-wide cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler held talks with the FBI this month to discuss how to handle the city’s withdrawal from the Joint Terrorism Task Force, public records released by the mayor’s office show.
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Hazardous smoke from wildfires has cost the Oregon Shakespeare Festival about $2 million in losses so far and has prompted the festival to cancel its Green Show performances for the rest of the season.
The state’s top health agency has advised that the most effective way to limit exposure is to stay inside, but that's often not an option for houseless people seeking respite from unhealthy air.