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Confederated Tribes Of Grand Ronde Purchase Former Paper Mill In Willamette Falls

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde finalized their purchase of the former Blue Heron paper mill site at Willamette Falls on Wednesday.

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Columbia River Gorge Commission Rejects Mining Operation Within Scenic Area

A two-state commission has reversed a Clark County decision to allow rock crushing and other mining activity within the western edge of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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FoodCorps Members Serve Lessons On Nutrition And Food

About 240 members of a service program will soon be in the classroom, educating kids about food. At a recent staff training in Portland, service members learned how to bring fruits and vegetables into the classroom.  

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Tribe, Fishing Groups Sue Over Klamath River Water Allocations

Yurok Tribe says endangered Klamath River coho salmon still don't have adequate protections and want a new biological opinion from two national agencies.

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Man Shot And Killed By Portland Police Was PSU Student Lane Martin

The police bureau says 31-year-old Lane Christopher Martin was killed after he displayed an ax or hatchet.  Martin was a student at PSU in the School of Art and Design.

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Major MAX Disruptions And Service Changes Start Sunday

During the project, riders can expect two weeks of delays and service changes. TriMet’s recommending riders budget an extra 30-45 minutes into their commute.    

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Multnomah County Homeless Count Shows More People Living Unsheltered

Although there was a decrease in Multnomah County's overall homeless population, the count showed an increase of unsheltered individuals, or people living on the street.

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Portland’s Low Bar Chorale Brings Together Big Crowds For Group Singalongs

Producer Kate Sokoloff and music director Ben Landsverk bring together musicians to perform live for audiences, coordinate large singalongs and create a feeling of community. 

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Salvation Army Is Closing Its Oregon Men's Addiction Rehab Center

The Adult Rehabilitation Center has offered men a free six-month addiction rehab program for more than 100 years. 

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Hunt For Answers Shows Oregon Rivers Not Immune To Microplastic Pollution

Two OPB reporters go on a scientific journey to discover how much microplastic pollution has made it to Oregon's most iconic rivers.