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Oregon Coast Visitor Volume Down Slightly But Spending Is Up


The number of visitors staying in a hotel or rental home on the Oregon Coast dipped slightly last year, but overall spending grew to nearly $2 billion.

Oregon Wheat Heading To War-Torn Yemen To Ease Famine


Over the past two weeks, seven ships filled with 176,000 tons (159,665 metric tons) of wheat have left Portland for Yemen, two Oregon politicians said.

Buehler Annouces Plan To Fight Homelessness


Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler outlined his vision Monday in Portland to get people without shelter off the streets.

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PPS Anticipates Overcrowding But Holding Off On Assigning Teachers

Portland Public Schools set caps for elementary classrooms last spring. The district expects to go above them in eight schools — but isn't assigning more teachers to relieve the crowding.

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Friendly Tone Belied Desperate Acts Of Sea-Tac Plane Thief

The Seattle FBI office said Sunday that it had recovered the flight data recorder and components of the cockpit voice recorder from the Horizon plane. The NTSB is now processing the equipment.

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Evacuations Downgraded For Wildfire Burning Near Mosier

Containment of the wildfire burning near Mosier, Oregon, is estimated at 50 percent as of Sunday evening. 

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Investigators Probe How Airline Employee Stole Plane From Seattle Airport

A "suicidal" airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing Friday night.

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After Online Threats, SW Washington Group Cancels Event Against Racism

After threatening messages on social media, southwest Washington community group cancels event against racism and hate.

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New Mental Health Unit Opens At Oregon State Penitentiary

The Oregon Department of Corrections cut the ribbon on a new behavioral health unit at the state penitentiary in Salem on Friday.

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Northwest Huckleberries Could Be Close To Domestication

Wild huckleberries growing across the Northwest have never been domesticated for commercial production, but new research could change that. 

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FBI Agent Accused Of Lying In Finicum Shooting Found Not Guilty

After less than a day of deliberation, a jury found FBI special agent Joseph Astarita not guilty of lying about a high-profile police shooting during the Malheur refuge occupation.

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Suspected Arsonist Appears In Portland Court After 13 Years As Fugitive

A fugitive on the run for more than a decade for his alleged role in a string of arsons along the West Coast as part of an environmental activist group was arrested trying to board a plane in Cuba.

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‘OPB Politics Now’: Washington’s Wild Primary

In the battle for control of the U.S. House, Washington state is now one of the big hotspots.


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.