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Unknown Amount Of Gas Spilled Into N. Santiam River After Tanker Crash


A tanker carrying about 11,500 gallons of gas crashed after losing traction on black ice on Highway 22 near Idanha, Oregon.

5 Things Vera Katz Did To Bolster Art In Portland


We talk with one artist and one arts administrator about what they remember of living, working, and making in Vera Katz’s Portland.

Portland Train Attack Suspect Trial Date Set For June 2019


Multnomah County Judge Cheryl Albrecht set a June 2019 trial date for Jeremy Christian, the man accused of stabbing three people on a Portland light-rail train earlier this year.

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FamilyCare Threatens To Close Doors, Cut Hundreds Of Jobs

FamilyCare, one of Oregon's largest coordinated care organizations, has told its 300 employees that most will be out of a job by January.

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NORCOR Juvenile Center Says Reports Of 'Psychological Harm' Are Exaggerated

The Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities issued a letter Friday saying reports that the juvenile detention center is “psychologically harmful" are exaggerated.

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'Me Pueden Quitar A Mi Mamá'

La inmigración ilegal es un tema político de la administrativa Trump que ha tenido un efecto bastante fuerte en los estudiantes latinos del proyecto “Clase del 2025”.

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Portland Settles Utility Lawsuit Alleging Improper Spending For $10 Million

The city of Portland has reached a $10 million settlement in a long-running lawsuit alleging misspending of ratepayer dollars by the city’s water and sewer bureaus.

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Judge Rules NORCOR Lawsuit Can Move Forward

A Wasco County judge ruled Friday that a lawsuit against the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilty can move forward.

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No Longer A Mill Town, Camas Holds On To Its Blue-Collar Past

An industry that once defined the town of Camas, Washington, is coming to an end. Last month, Georgia-Pacific announced it will close most of its production at the 134-year-old paper mill.

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Oregon State Senator Wants Tougher Response From ODE On Harassment

Response to sexual harassment by a director at Oregon Department of Education has drawn criticism from a  nationally-recognized state senator.

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Washington Hopes Oregon Will Join I-5 Bridge Replacement Conversation

Washington state lawmakers are moving ahead with an effort to revive a plan to replace the aging Interstate 5 Bridge. They remain hopeful their counterparts in Oregon will join them.

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Clark County Council Revisits Ban On Cannabis Shops

Despite being legal in Oregon and Washington, cannabis businesses in unincorporated Clark County are banned. On Wednesday, Clark County Council took the first step toward revisiting the issue.

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80 Homeless People Died In Multnomah County In 2016

Eighty people who were homeless in Multnomah County died in 2016, according to a report released Thursday.


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.