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Oregon Lawmakers Could Ban Police From Enforcing Transit Fares

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The bill marks the second time Rep. Diego Hernandez, D-Portland, has sought to tamp down police involvement in fare enforcement.

Grand Jury Declines To Bring Criminal Charges Against Portland Police Officer

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A Multnomah County grand jury returned a "not true bill" Monday, declining to bring criminal charges against Portland Police Officer Justin Raphael for a Dec. 8, 2019 shooting.

Jury Seated In Trial Of Portland Light Rail Train Killing Suspect

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A jury of 12 men and women has been seated in the trial of Jeremy Christian, the man charged with killing two men on board a Portland light rail train in May 2017. 

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No. 4 Oregon Beats No. 7 Oregon State 66-57

Sabrina Ionescu scored 19 points and Satou Sabally added 16 to help No. 4 Oregon beat seventh-ranked Oregon State 66-57 on Sunday, sweeping the two-game Civil War series.

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Sticker Shock: The Grid Is At Capacity For Solar Power In Parts Of Oregon

As Oregon's grid reaches its capacity to accept solar power in some parts of the state, rooftop solar customers are getting stuck with the bill for expensive upgrades.

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Oregon Union Leaders Say They Will File Initiative Aimed At Stopping Legislative Walkouts

Union leaders are proposing an anti-walkout ballot measure after Republicans twice left the Capitol last year to stop legislation they didn't like.

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Oregon Senate Scraps Campaign Finance Committee Months Ahead Of Major Vote

Senate President Peter Courtney elected not to bring the relatively new committee back for the 2020 session, as voters prepare to vote on campaign finance limits. 

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DOJ Finds Portland Police To Be In 'Substantial Compliance' With 2014 Settlement Agreement

The agreement was approved in 2014 after the DOJ found the city’s police officers exhibited a pattern of using excessive force on people with mental illnesses. The settlement laid out in great detail the changes the bureau needed to make to its use of force procedures.  

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Landslide Hits West Burnside, Closing The Street In Both Directions

By Friday afternoon, the Bureau announced it would be reopening the westbound lane of West Burnside at Barnes. The eastbound lane of West Burnside between Barnes and Skyline will remain closed through Monday.

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ODOT On Local Concerns For I-5 Widening Project: 'We’re In A Listening Mode'

The Oregon Transportation Commission, seeking to bolster support for its controversial Interstate 5 widening project in Portland, on Thursday promised to do more to study numerous environmental and social concerns raised by local officials and critics.

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'OPB Politics Now': The Political Fight Between Sam Adams And Chloe Eudaly

An already chaotic season in Portland city politics ratcheted way up recently when former Mayor Sam Adams entered the fray.

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Cyberattack Disables Tillamook County Computer Systems

Tillamook County fell victim to a cyberattack early Wednesday, taking down its computers and phones. The attack also disabled the county government’s official website, at least through Thursday.

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Top 10 Women's Basketball Clash Comes To 2 Oregon Campuses

The University of Oregon is ranked No. 4, with a record of 15-2. Oregon State University is right on its heels at No. 7. The rivals are playing a double-header this weekend.

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Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.