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Oregon House Republicans Elect New Minority Leader

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Republicans in the Oregon House of Representatives have a new leader as they head into the 2020 election cycle.

Biggest Strike US Has Seen In Years Poised To Hit Kaiser Permanente

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The coalition of unions representing 80,000 Kaiser Permanente workers announced Monday they’ll be walking picket lines in four weeks. 

Portland Research Shows Vaping Illness May Not Be New

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Lung problems from vaping go back at least eight years, according to research from Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital. 

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Oregon DMV Shares Alternatives Ahead Of Real ID Licensing Launch

Real ID licenses will be available in Oregon next July, and there could be a lot of demand for them because federal airport screeners will no longer accept non-Real ID licenses from airline passengers starting in October of 2020.  

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Student Activists Prepare To Hold A Global Climate Strike Friday In Portland

Youth activists from all over the globe are planning a global climate strike Friday to call on world leaders to take action against climate change and to stop the burning of fossil fuels.

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Corvallis Mother Sues Boy Scouts Of America For Son's Death During Camping Trip

Margaret Henderson is suing the organization for $10 million, claiming scout troop leaders did not practice basic safety and supervision when her son Nolan fell and died last year on a hike in Klamath Falls. 

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Indigenous 20-Somethings Work To End Trauma With Their Generation

A group of Native young adults from around the country are working to heal their generation from trauma.

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You Belong To The Plankhouse, The Plankhouse Belongs To You

The four-day Wellness Warrior Camp uses the power of connection — to earth, to culture, to identity and to each other — to promote healthy lifestyles for Indigenous youth.

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Oregon Public Records Council Pushes For Independence

Oregon’s first-ever public records advocate on Friday urged her role be made explicitly independent from the governor’s office, following allegations it had been the target of influence. 

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Offshore Wind Energy Looks More Promising for Oregon

Falling costs have green energy advocates once again eyeing the waters of Oregon's South Coast as a site for possible offshore wind projects.

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Tensions Rise In Portland Neighborhood As Residents Consider Annexation To Lake Oswego

Some see annexation as a surefire way to price out Southwood Park's poorest residents, while others believe it to be the only antidote the neighborhood’s aging water system.

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Oregon State Penitentiary Receives Envelope With 'Mysterious' Substance

The Oregon prison received the envelope just days after Coffee Creek Correctional Facility received a similar delivery. The Oregon Department of Corrections does not believe the two incidents are related. 

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Zillow Wants To Buy Your Home For Cash (And A Fee)

Zillow.com is known as a place to browse homes for sale. Now, if you live in the Portland/Vancouver area, Zillow might buy your house ... for cash. 

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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.