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Metro Refers $250 Million Homeless Service Measure To May Ballot

On Tuesday, Metro unanimously voted to refer a measure to the May ballot that, if passed by voters, would raise $250 million for homeless services annually through two taxes.

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Oregon Joins 39-State Investigation Into JUUL’s Marketing Practices

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Tuesday that Oregon is joining a bipartisan, multi-state investigation into JUUL Labs, the company behind popular e-cigarette and vaping products.

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South Carolina Democratic Debate: Live Updates And Analysis

Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the race as he and six other presidential hopefuls take the stage on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET. Follow NPR's live coverage of the debate.

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Federal Judge Weighs Whether Portland Is In Compliance With DOJ Agreement

U.S. District Judge Michael Simon has a weighty question in front of him: Has the city of Portland truly met all the requirements laid out in its six-year-old settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice?   

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Boeing Looks To Give Up A Tax Break

The Boeing Company is bringing an unusual request to state lawmakers in Olympia: Please take away our airplane manufacturing tax break.

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Judge In Jeremy Christian Trial May Consider 'Enhancing Factors' In Sentencing

The jury in the Jeremy Christian trial will return to court Tuesday and Wednesday to decide on "sentencing enhancement factors," such as a lack of remorse and racial bias, which could influence Christian's sentence.

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3 Hanford Nuclear Site Structures At High Risk Of Collapsing

Three radioactively contaminated structures are at high risk of collapsing on a former nuclear weapons production site, but could be stabilized by filling them with a concrete-like grout within the next year, the federal government said.

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No Sign Of Compromise As Oregon Republican Boycott Grows

Oregon Republican representatives walked away from the Capitol a day after GOP state senators took the same step.

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5 Things To Watch For In Tuesday's South Carolina Democratic Debate

A lot is on the line in the 2020 primary debate. It might be the last chance for moderates to slow Bernie Sanders' momentum. And who comes out better — Joe Biden or Michael Bloomberg? Here's a guide.

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Trump Says Sotomayor, Ginsburg Should Recuse Themselves From Cases Involving Him

The president's remarks came in apparent reference to a dissent by Justice Sotomayor who wrote that the government had claimed "one emergency after another" to seek an "unprecedented number of" stays.