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

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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.

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

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

Oregon Appeals Court To Hear Case Contesting Non-Unanimous Juries

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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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Portland Police Give New Details About Armed Parking Garage Protesters

The Portland Police Bureau on Tuesday sought to clarify an Aug. 4 incident that involved officers discovering a group with a "cache" of firearms on top of a parking garage downtown during a protest.

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Where They Stand: Oregon's Gubernatorial Candidates On Health Care

Gov. Kate Brown and challenger Knute Buehler agree on a lot. But they've clashed when it comes to expanding health care coverage.

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A Change Of Heart: Knute Buehler Now Supports Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions

In 2015, Buehler supported a bill that would have tightened Oregon's loose vaccination law. 

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Paul Allen Remembered For Contributions To the Arts

Audiences in every corner of the Northwest benefited from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's giving. Allen died Oct. 15.

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Oregon Voter Data For Sale On Dark Web, Secretary Of State Says

Oregon is one of 19 states whose voter registration data a 19-year-old seller has and is attempting to sell on the encrypted dark web.

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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.