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Effort Underway To Lower Voting Age In Oregon To 16

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There is an effort underway in Salem to change Oregon's legal voting age from 18 to 16 years old.

Oregon Educators, Supporters Rally In Salem For More Funding

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They’re asking the Legislature to fund smaller classes and allocate more money to hire nurses, counselors and teaching assistants.

Miscommunication Cited In PPS Decision To End Year-Round School Program

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School board members voted last May on the decision to revert to a traditional schedule. But parents and teachers at the school said they were never formally informed of the change.

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Oregon Researchers Seeking Patients With Early Signs Of Alzheimer's

A Portland memory center is testing a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease and wants new patients to enroll.

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Oregon Republican Party Re-Elects Bill Currier As Chair

Bill Currier was re-elected for his third term as chair of the Oregon Republican Party. His challenger was former gubernatorial candidate and Bend businessman Sam Carpenter.

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Clark County Measles Outbreak Up To 61 Confirmed Cases

One of the new confirmed cases is an adult aged 30-39 years old. Another confirmed case is someone who had one of the recommended two doses of the measles vaccine. 

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Portland Police Bureau Moves Toward Using Body Cameras

The Portland Police Bureau is hosting town halls to engage the community and receive feedback on creating a policy for body cameras.

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Wheeler To Order Independent Investigation Into Portland Police Texts

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has acquiesced to calls form two city commissioners to hold an independent investigation into text messages between a police lieutenant and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson.

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Rate Of New Measles Cases In Clark County Appears To Be Slowing

The Clark County measles outbreak is showing signs of leveling off at 53 cases. And public health officials haven’t identified any new locations where people may have been exposed.

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Washington Lawmakers Advance Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions

Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles.

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Governor's Plan To Plug Oregon Health Care Shortfall Faces Uncertainty

A $380 million package moved forward on Friday, but the hard part is yet to come. 

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Oregon Lawmakers Concerned About National Emergency Declaration

Both Democrats and Republicans are concerned over President Trump's national emergency declaration to fund border wall protections. 

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Metro Trash Facilities Overfill As Weather Prohibits Transfer

Metro is asking customers looking to drop off dry 'self-haul' waste to refrain from doing so until March 1. 

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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.