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Salem's Water Advisory 'Unlikely' To Be Lifted Monday

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The city is still working on a strategy for treating toxins from an algae bloom in Detroit Reservoir. 

Wasco County District Attorney Suspended For Lying To Investigators

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A trial panel has ordered District Attorney Eric Nisley be suspended for a month. Nisley said he did nothing wrong, and will appeal.

ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Access To ICE Detainees In Oregon

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The ACLU of Oregon sued the Trump Administration, arguing that attorneys have not been able to meet with 121 immigration detainees housed at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon.

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'OPB Politics Now': The Collision Of Politics And Criminal Justice

Oregon’s attorney general is joining yet another lawsuit against the Trump administration, this time over the family separation policy.

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Fire Forces Evacuation Of Some Residents In Jefferson County

Authorities in Jefferson County have told residents in the Three Rivers community to leave immediately as winds whipped a fire burning in central Oregon.

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Oregon School Forms To Include 3rd Gender Option

Starting this new school year, students and staff will have the option of marking "X" for gender on school forms, instead of just "M" for male or "F" for female.

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Walden, Herrera Beutler Support Hardline Immigration Bill That Fails In House

Reps. Greg Walden and Jaime Herrera Beutler are the only lawmakers from Oregon or Washington to back the measure that seeks to curb immigration — both legal and illegal.

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Oregon Politicians At All Levels Call For Immigrant Families To Be Reunited

The debate over the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents has infiltrated politics at every level in Oregon.

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Chinook Tribe A Step Closer To Recognition As Judge Advances Claims

A U.S. District Court Judge in Tacoma has ruled that seven of eight claims brought by the Chinook Indian Nation will move forward. 

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SCOTUS' Sales Tax Ruling Could Have Consequences For Oregon Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes from states where they lack a physical presence.

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Government Employees File Suit To Destabilize Oregon Union Payments

It's the second suit attacking "fair-share" payments in Oregon this year. And it comes days before an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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In Sheridan, Questions From Residents Linger About Immigrant Detainees

President Donald Trump won Yamhill County with about 48 percent of the vote. Now, his immigration policies appear to be trickling down and into the small community of Sheridan – where 123 immigrant detainees are being held.

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Oregon's Booming CBD Market Readies For A Crackdown

The market for the non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis — CBD — is growing rapidly. But there’s concern its medical effects are being oversold.

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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.