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Winds, Rain Wallop Oregon And Washington, Knocking Out Power


High winds and heavy rains knocked out power to 17,000 people in northwestern Oregon, and winter warnings went into effect in western Washington.

Oregon Sen. Wyden Calls For 911-Like Suicide Prevention Number


Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden asked the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to create a three-digit phone number for those thinking about taking their lives or in need of mental health support.

After DOJ Advice, Dennis Richardson Won't Send Deputy To Meetings In His Place


The Oregon secretary of state said in October that Deputy Secretary of State Leslie Cummings would vote in his place while he received cancer treatment.

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Atmospheric River Headed To Oregon And Southwest Washington

Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast Monday and Tuesday for Oregon and southwest Washington.

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The Governor Who Couldn’t Vote: Why History Forgot Oregon’s 1st Female Head Of State

America’s first female governor served in Oregon three years before women in the state gained the right to vote. But history has largely forgotten her. That wasn’t an accident.

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Oregon Land Board To Discuss Elliott State Forest Ownership Options

Last year, the board voted to keep the 82,500-acre forest in public ownership rather than sell it into private hands.

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Merkley Visits Tent Encampments At Border, Says They Need 'To Be Shut Down'

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley says tent encampments holding migrant children for immigration violations along the U.S.-Mexico border need to be shut down.

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'OPB Politics Now:' Combating Sexual Harassment In Oregon, Washington Legislatures

Legislators in Oregon and Washington promise to clean up their act next year when it comes to combating sexual harassment in their own ranks.  

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A Toxic Pesticide Once Targeted For A Ban Was Probably Sprayed On Your Christmas Tree

The Trump administration decided not to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Records show it continues to sicken people.

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Federal Judge Orders Stronger Cold-Water Fish Protections In Oregon Rivers

A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite its pollution cleanup plans for Oregon rivers.

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Hearing At Capitol Shows How Difficult Changing Salem's Culture Will Be

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, Oregon’s legislative leadership said they were committed to changing the culture of the statehouse in Salem.

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West Coast Fishery Rebounds After Years Of Conservation Efforts

Several species of bottom-feeding fish off the West Coast are making a speedy recovery from overfishing.

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Oregon Lawmakers Mull Big Changes To Death Penalty, No Election Required

Bills under discussion would change state law to limit crimes punishable by death, and change standards for a death sentence.


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.