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Oregon Employment Officials Face Lawmakers As Thousands Await Relief

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The director of the Oregon Employment Department apologized to thousands of Oregonians still waiting for unemployment relief.

Portland State University Votes To Make Interim President Permanent

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The Portland State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to appoint its 10th president — interim president Stephen Percy.

After Outbreak, No Running Water On Parts Of Warm Springs Reservation

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Pandemic slows response to elderly residents without sinks or showers. 

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Oregon Churches Sue In Federal Court Over Limits On Religious Gatherings

Two Southern Oregon churches claim the state's limits on the size of religious gatherings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic violate their constitutionally protected rights to free speech. 

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Live Updates: Multnomah County Planning To Apply For Reopening June 5

Multnomah County may apply for Phase 1 of Gov. Kate Brown's reopening plan on June 5. If approved, it could begin reopening on June 12.

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Pandemic Reveals Oregon's Major Child Care Problem

As counties across Oregon reopen and look to workers to return, they may find that working parents can't find care for their children. 

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Umatilla County, Reservation Residents Receive More Than $3 Million In Flood Recovery

Umatilla County residents and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have received more than $3 million in disaster assistance funds.

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Motel Rooms For The Homeless? Portland Leaders Balk At Price

The Joint Office has proposed a plan: rent out 495 motel rooms to house people experiencing homelessness until there’s a vaccine for COVID-19.

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Outbreak Response Shows Clark County's Preparedness, Top Health Official Says

In the last nine days, 84 people have tested positive for COVID-19 due to a spread at Firestone Pacific Foods. The top public health official hasn't changed his recommendation to reopen.

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After 'Razor-Thin' Win, Sen. Shemia Fagan Offers Preview Of Secretary Of State Race

The Democratic nominee for Oregon's second-highest office addressed supporters publicly for the first time Tuesday. She faces Republican state Sen. Kim Thatcher in the November general election. 

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84 Positive COVID-19 Cases Linked to Vancouver Fruit Processor

Health officials in Clark County announced Tuesday that 84 people have tested positive for COVID-19 as part of an outbreak at a Vancouver fruit processor, Firestone Pacific Foods.

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Baker County Circuit Court Judge Stands By Oregon Coronavirus Orders Injunction

The Baker County Circuit Court judge who vacated more than 20 of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's executive orders surrounding the coronavirus pandemic said he won't back down from his decision.

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What False Negatives Can Tell Us About Oregon's COVID-19 Numbers

With reports of false negatives and high death rates, it's hard to tell how accurate Oregon's COVID-19 data is. We break down all the things that could have wrong — and how they can go right.

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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.