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PPS, Parents At Odds Over Providing Autism Therapy In Classrooms


Students with a medical diagnosis of autism have access to a specialized type of therapy. But do schools have to allow their therapists into classrooms?

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw Delivers Speech On Race And Policing


Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw used her swearing in ceremony to speak about policing and racial inequality. 

Greg Walden Wins Shutdown Battle Over Children's Health Care


Oregon's only GOP congressman was in the middle of a months-long fight over funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program when the federal government shutdown happened.

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Oregon's Measure 101 Turnout Leans Democratic, Pleasing Supporters

So far, turnout in the vote-by-mail election is low for Oregon.

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Oregon Measure 101: What You Need To Know

A quick user guide to Oregon Measure 101, the health care provider tax. Ballots are due Tuesday, Jan. 23 by 8 p.m.

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Crews Work To Pull Up Tank That May Be Source Of Columbia River Oil Sheen

The Coast Guard says contract crews are working to pull up an old 20-foot-long tank that may be the potential source of an oil sheen on the Columbia River near Astoria.

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2018 US Capitol Christmas Tree To Come From Oregon

Willamette National Forest officials said Friday the tree will be cut from the Sweet Home Ranger District. Oregonians will contribute 10,000 handmade ornaments that celebrate the state's cultural history and people, landscapes, natural resources, and fish and wildlife.

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On Inauguration Anniversary, Portland Marches Take On Plethora Of Issues

On the anniversary weekend of President Trump's inauguration, a handful of marches and rallies in downtown Portland tackled issues that ranged from immigration to the #MeToo movement.

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$4.2B Capital Budget Pays For Construction Projects Across Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed both a $4.2 billion capital budget that pays for construction projects across the state.

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Some Columbia River Gorge Trail Closures Could Last Years

The U.S. Forest Service gave an update on the conditions of Columbia River Gorge trails Friday. They say some trails may take years to reopen.

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Oregon Adopts New Ambulance Safety Standards

The national safety standard for ambulances recently expired, leaving states like Oregon scrambling to adopt new ones.

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Q&A: How A Federal Government Shutdown Affects The Northwest

A partial federal shutdown hits thousands of workers in Oregon — and affects people seeking help on issues ranging from a tax dispute with the IRS to their Social Security benefits.

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Subsidized Passenger Train Ridership Declines After Derailment

Oregon saw its subsidized passenger train ridership plummet in December following a fatal train derailment south of Tacoma Dec. 18.


Oil Trains In The Northwest

OPB's coverage on the transportation of oil by rail in the Northwest.

Lead In The Water

Communities across the Northwest were shocked recently to discover dangerously high lead levels in their water. How did this happen, and what’s being done to fix the problem?

Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Portland's air is dirtier than we thought. A study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Forest Service revealed dangerously high levels of heavy metals in Portland, sparking an investigation into the sources and causing regulators and officials to question why the pollution was left unchecked for so long.