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Oregon Struggles To Process Self-employed Workers' Unemployment Claims

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Almost 100,000 Oregonians have filed unemployment claims through the PUA program. Only 23,00 of them have been paid. 

Oregon Appeals Court Backs Right To Legal Nonbinary Gender Designation

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The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday in favor of a person's right to legally change their gender to nonbinary.

Northwest Forest Threats Include Climate Change, Insects, Disease And Wildfire

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Pacific Northwest forests face increased threats from severe wildfires, insects, disease and climate change, according to a new assessment released Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service. 

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Oregon Lawmakers Set Frantic Pace As Work On Future Police Reforms Begins

In a two-hour hearing, the Legislature's new committee on policing heard from nine speakers on a wide array of subjects. 

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Psilocybin Measure Approved For Oregon's November Ballot

An initiative to allow the therapeutic use of psilocybin in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot.

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Portland Police Union Votes 'No Confidence' In City Council

Portland’s police union announced Wednesday that all members of the executive board have voted “no confidence” in the City Council, decrying what they call a lack of council support.

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Q&A: Umatilla County’s Dramatic Spike In Coronavirus Cases

As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Oregon, Umatilla County has become a major hotspot for the spread of COVID-19.

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Live Updates: Oregon At More Than 10,800 Known Coronavirus Cases

The Oregon Health Authority reported four new coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday bringing the state's total death toll to 224.

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Federal Charges Filed For 7 Protesters In Portland

The U.S. Attorney in Oregon announced federal charges Tuesday against seven protesters accused in court papers of defacing a federal courthouse and assaulting federal officers during protests in Portland, Oregon against racial injustice and police brutality.

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Federal Government Gives Up Grizzly Reintroduction In North Cascades

The federal government on Tuesday decided to scrap plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state.

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Washington Businesses To Turn Away Customers Without Masks

Businesses in Washington are now required to refuse service to customers who don’t wear facial coverings, under a statewide order that took effect Tuesday.

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New Data Show Which Northwest Businesses Benefited From Federal Relief Money

Federal agencies on Monday released data that, for the first time, identifies companies receiving the largest loans through an emergency program.

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Portland Places Cap On Fees Delivery Apps Charge Restaurants

A little relief is on the horizon for Portland’s hard-hit restaurant industry. The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to place temporary limits on the fees third-party food delivery platforms such as GrubHub can charge.

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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.