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E-Scooters Return To Portland Despite Concern Over Accessibility, Inclusivity

Portland is using new strategies in its second electric scooter pilot program to increase safety, inclusivity and accessibility, but some people are still worried about oversight.

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Oregon Legislature Passes Sweeping Changes To Juvenile Sentencing Rules

Four Republicans joined Democrats on Thursday to secure the bare minimum votes necessary to pass Senate Bill 1008, which changes sentencing rules for juvenile offenders.

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Portland City Council Approves Budget With Painful Cuts To Parks

In a 4-1 vote, the Portland City Council approved the mayor’s proposed 2019-20 budget Thursday, with deep cuts to parks staff and services.

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Southwest Washington Rep. Herrera Beutler Gives Birth To 3rd Child

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., gave birth to her third child Tuesday, a baby girl named Isana Mae Beutler.

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Oregon Restricts Solar Development On Prime Farmland

The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission has approved new rules that restrict commercial solar development on millions of acres of high-value farmland across the state.

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Oregon Legislator On The Power, Frustration Of Being The Only Black House Member

Rep. Janelle Bynum, the only black member of Oregon's House, feels a special responsibility to express her life experiences, but she also wants every lawmaker working to make the state more equitable.

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Students Urge Action After Oregon Legislators Nix Gun Bill

A group of students from the gun safety group March For Our Lives were in Salem on Thursday to meet with Oregon lawmakers and their staff over a recently nixed piece of firearm legislation. 

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Oregon Governor Signs Bill To Track Info About Jail Inmates

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require local and regional jails to provide the state with information about the people in their custody.  

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AAA Says Memorial Day Weekend Travel Expected To Be Busiest Nationwide Since 2005

The heaviest Memorial Day weekend traffic is expected to be on Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Oregon Senate Narrowly Passes Bill That Trims Some PERS Benefits

Oregon Democratic senators agonize over whether to vote for a bill that would trim retirement benefits for state and local government employees.