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Oregon Legislative Priorities In Limbo, As Climate Standoff Continues

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Republicans in the House and Senate remained absent Wednesday, as Democrats urged action on pressing legislation.

Jurors Continue To Hear Testimony On Sentencing 'Enhancement Factors' For Jeremy Christian

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The jury must decide on sentencing enhancement factors that could influence Judge Cheryl Albrecht's sentencing of Jeremy Christian.

New Bill Would Ban High-capacity Magazines In Washington

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A new bill that would ban high-capacity magazines in Washington state is being considered by lawmakers after a previous measure stalled.

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Report Expected To Decide Fate Of 4 Snake River Dams

Washington state environmentalists, farmers, tribal leaders and public utility officials are awaiting a federal report concerning whether four Snake River dams can coexist with a dwindling salmon population.

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Demographic Shifts Drive Republican Party's West Coast Decline

Bend, Oregon's transformation into a booming Democrat majority city shows how demographic shifts and the GOP's tack further to the right are helping push the party into a nosedive along the West Coast.

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Oregon Was 1st Sanctuary Community In US To Respond To ICE Subpoenas

This year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has turned to a new tactic – subpoenas – to get information from sheriffs and police in so-called sanctuary cities and states.

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Person Dies After Falling On Mount Hood

A person found at 9,400 feet on Mount Hood has died, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

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Metro Refers $250 Million Homeless Service Measure To May Ballot

On Tuesday, Metro unanimously voted to refer a measure to the May ballot that, if passed by voters, would raise $250 million for homeless services annually through two taxes.

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Oregon Joins 39-State Investigation Into JUUL’s Marketing Practices

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Tuesday that Oregon is joining a bipartisan, multi-state investigation into JUUL Labs, the company behind popular e-cigarette and vaping products.

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Federal Judge Weighs Whether Portland Is In Compliance With DOJ Agreement

U.S. District Judge Michael Simon has a weighty question in front of him: Has the city of Portland truly met all the requirements laid out in its six-year-old settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice?   

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Judge In Jeremy Christian Trial May Consider 'Enhancing Factors' In Sentencing

The jury in the Jeremy Christian trial will return to court Tuesday and Wednesday to decide on "sentencing enhancement factors," such as a lack of remorse and racial bias, which could influence Christian's sentence.

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3 Hanford Nuclear Site Structures At High Risk Of Collapsing

Three radioactively contaminated structures are at high risk of collapsing on a former nuclear weapons production site, but could be stabilized by filling them with a concrete-like grout within the next year, the federal government said.

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No Sign Of Compromise As Oregon Republican Boycott Grows

Oregon Republican representatives walked away from the Capitol a day after GOP state senators took the same step.

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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.