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On Inauguration Anniversary, Portland Marches Take On Plethora Of Issues

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On the anniversary weekend of President Trump's inauguration, a handful of marches and rallies in downtown Portland tackled issues that ranged from immigration to the #MeToo movement.

$4.2B Capital Budget Pays For Construction Projects Across Washington

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Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed both a $4.2 billion capital budget that pays for construction projects across the state.

Some Columbia River Gorge Trail Closures Could Last Years

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The U.S. Forest Service gave an update on the conditions of Columbia River Gorge trails Friday. They say some trails may take years to reopen.

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Oregon Adopts New Ambulance Safety Standards

The national safety standard for ambulances recently expired, leaving states like Oregon scrambling to adopt new ones.

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Q&A: How A Federal Government Shutdown Would Affect The Northwest

A partial federal shutdown would hit thousands of workers in Oregon — and affect people seeking help on issues ranging from a tax dispute with the IRS to their Social Security benefits.

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Subsidized Passenger Train Ridership Declines After Derailment

Oregon saw its subsidized passenger train ridership plummet in December following a fatal train derailment south of Tacoma Dec. 18.

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Advocates Skeptical Of Campaign To Upend Oregon's Jury Law

Oregon's district attorneys are leading an effort to bring unanimous juries to Oregon. Some say it appears there is a catch.

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Court Date Set For Teenage Eagle Creek Fire Suspect

The hearing for the 15-year-old boy accused of starting the Eagle Creek Fire is scheduled for Feb. 16 in Hood River County Circuit Court.

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Portland Women's March Takes New Approach In 2018

The change comes as the Oregon Department of Justice continues its investigation into last year’s march in Portland.

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Big Waves, Flooding Batter Oregon And Washington Coasts

A coastal flood warning is in effect along the entire Pacific coast for Oregon and Washington. 

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Police Unions: New Deschutes County Radio System Puts Lives At Risk

All seven Deschutes County law enforcement unions have filed a joint complaint with local leaders, and one has filed a state complaint that a new digital radio system installed in July works so poorly it puts their lives and those of the public at risk.

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Oregon State Alumnus Donates $50 Million To Veterinary School

The Register-Guard reports the university on Wednesday renamed the college to the Gary R. Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine after the alumnus donated $50 million.

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Amazon Not Interested In Putting HQ2 In Northwest

Amazon has narrowed its hunt for a second headquarters to 20 locations, concentrated among cities in the U.S. East and Midwest. Toronto made the list as well, keeping the company's international options open.

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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.