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Wheeler To Order Independent Investigation Into Portland Police Texts


Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has acquiesced to calls form two city commissioners to hold an independent investigation into text messages between a police lieutenant and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson.

Rate Of New Measles Cases In Clark County Appears To Be Slowing


The Clark County measles outbreak is showing signs of leveling off at 53 cases. And public health officials haven’t identified any new locations where people may have been exposed.

Washington Lawmakers Advance Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions


Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles.

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Governor's Plan To Plug Oregon Health Care Shortfall Faces Uncertainty

A $380 million package moved forward on Friday, but the hard part is yet to come. 

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Oregon Lawmakers Concerned About National Emergency Declaration

Both Democrats and Republicans are concerned over President Trump's national emergency declaration to fund border wall protections. 

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Metro Trash Facilities Overfill As Weather Prohibits Transfer

Metro is asking customers looking to drop off dry 'self-haul' waste to refrain from doing so until March 1. 

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'OPB Politics Now': Portland Leaves FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

The Portland City Council has voted to leave an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force -- again. But an influential civic group says the city's current form of government may not be the best one for these kinds of decisions.

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Portland Mayor Wants Investigation Into Police Texts With Patriot Prayer

Mayor Ted Wheeler wants an investigation into why a Portland police officer regularly exchanged text messages with the leader of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer.  

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Washington Sheriffs Say They Won't Enforce New Gun Law But Their Options Are Limited

Sheriffs in 12 Washington counties say they won’t enforce the state’s new gun laws, which are set to go into effect July 1. But for all their public statements, there isn’t a lot the sheriffs can do. 

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Oregon Senators Disagree With President's Plan To Declare National Emergency

Oregon's two U.S. senators are both strongly against President Donald Trump's plan to use a national emergency to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Oregon Republicans Wonder If They Can Dig Out Of Their Big Political Hole

The Oregon Republican Party will meet Saturday to elect its leaders after suffering big defeats in last year's elections.

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Douglas County Settles ACLU Lawsuit Over Unsanitary Jail Conditions

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon announced a settlement Thursday in a lawsuit over unsanitary conditions for inmates at the Douglas County Jail.

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Oregon Sending Foster Children To Facilities Accused Of Abuse

Oregon Child Welfare officials are knowingly sending foster care youth to out-of-state facilities where investigators have reported allegations of abuse. 


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.