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Regulators Maintain Jordan Cove Environmental Impacts Are 'Less Than Significant'


Federal regulators release final environmental impact document for the Jordan Cove LNG project.

Multnomah County Vehicle Registration Fee May Increase To Make Burnside Bridge Earthquake Ready


Multnomah County's vehicle registration fee could jump from $19 to $56 per year in order to help fund the replacement or seismic retrofitting of the Burnside Bridge.

Smarting From Defeat, Democrats Sketch Ideas for Cap-And-Trade 2.0


In recent weeks, policy makers have floated an array of ideas for a new bill to regulate Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions. The bill is likely to include concessions to opponents. 

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1 Person Killed In Shooting At Wilsonville Business

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said a suspect is in custody following a short pursuit and brief standoff.

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'OPB Politics Now:' The Rising Cost Of Pristine Water

The Portland region is headed for big fights over how it gets its water.

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Roseburg Forest Products Announces Additional Layoffs

The company will be laying off 30 employees from its plant in Dillard. It laid off 90 employees from the same plant in August. 

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Oregon Court Blocks State's Ban On Flavored Vape Products Containing Cannabis

The Oregon Court of Appeals has blocked the ban on flavored cannabis vaping products.

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AP Source: Portland Trail Blazers Sign Carmelo Anthony

The 10-time All-Star is returning to the league with the Portland Trail Blazers, a person with knowledge of the details said Thursday.

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Oregon Supreme Court Considers Whether To Overturn Landmark Campaign Finance Ruling

Oregon Supreme Court justices pepper attorneys with questions about whether the court should uphold a Multnomah County ordinance allowing strict limits on donations.

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Recycling Is Down In Oregon. Advocates Blame Plastic.

Overall recycling rates in Oregon have steadily declined for the last several years, even as the amount of waste generated per person in the state has grown.

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Opponents Of Proposed Eastern Oregon Transmission Line File Lawsuit

Opponents have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management, saying the agency failed to adequately evaluate environmental impacts of Idaho Power's proposed 300-mile transmission line. 

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Oregon Supreme Court Justice Bars Warrantless ICE Courthouse Arrests

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters enacted a new rule Thursday that will make it harder for immigration agents to make civil arrests in the state's courthouses.

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Live Hand Grenades Found Near Grants Pass McDonald's

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Oregon State Police Explosive Unit found a total of four hand grenades near the fast food restaurant, three of which were determined to be live.


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.