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Clark College To Close During Patriot Prayer 2nd Amendment Rally

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Clark College will be closed all day Monday in response to a Patriot Prayer rally planned on campus. President Bob Knight made the decision after consulting with the college’s leaders and attorneys.

Portland Racial Nonprofit Seeks To Heal Communities With Reparations Power Hour

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A Portland racial justice nonprofit gathers people of color together to organize.

Oregon Labor Commissioner Asks To Hold Lawmakers In Contempt Of Court

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Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian said legislative leaders have illegally ignored subpoenas in an ongoing sexual harassment investigation.

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A Couple’s Labor Of Love Keeps Wilderness Trails Open For Others

After wildland fires destroyed the trails of a little-known wilderness, people said they'd never be rebuilt. One young couple refused to accept that answer.

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Where They Stand: Oregon's Gubernatorial Candidates On Climate Change

Gov. Kate Brown and state Rep. Knute Buehler both tout their belief in climate change. They differ on policies for tackling it. 

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Oregon AG Won't Appeal Decision In TriMet Fare Enforcement Case

Oregon's attorney general won't appeal a circuit court decision that ruled TriMet's practice of randomly stopping passengers without evidence of fare evasion is unconstitutional.

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SEI Staff Removed From Portland's Jefferson High School Amid Inquiry

A legal complaint has led SEI staff to be kicked out of Jefferson High School - but the nonprofit's after-school programs continue.

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Oregon Appeals Court To Hear Case Contesting Non-Unanimous Juries

The Oregon Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments Thursday in Salem involving the case of an African-American man who was convicted by a non-unanimous jury in 2016.

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In Oregon's Gubernatorial Race, Winning Isn't The Point For Independent Candidate

The Independent Party of Oregon doesn't gauge success based on statewide candidates. But Patrick Starnes presses on in the race for governor. 

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New Leukemia Research Harnesses The Power Of Big Data

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have released one of the largest data sets of its kind, aimed at curing leukemia.

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Blazers Prepare For A Season Without Paul Allen

By the time Paul Allen died Monday, he spent 30 of his 65 years as owner of the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Siletz Bay Crab Clinic Makes Ocean-To-Table Easy … Sort Of

Bill Lackner holds free clamming and crabbing clinics on Siletz Bay every summer. We tag along and see how it's done.

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SW Washington Democrat Challenger Carolyn Long Raises $1.75 Million

Congressional challenger Carolyn Long has raised more than $1.75 million since July 1. That’s more than five times the amount of money since her last quarterly report.

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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.