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Colin Kaepernick Is Getting An NFL Workout. Skeptics Question League's Timing.

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The private workout, set for Saturday, has raised questions about whether it's a PR stunt or a real opportunity for Kaepernick to return to the NFL, where's he's gone unsigned for nearly three years.

Portland Looks To Make Buildings More Bike-Friendly With Improved Parking Options

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City commissioners are considering a host of updates to Portland’s zoning code that would require new buildings include more convenient and secure bike parking.

As Talks For A New Columbia River Bridge Continue, Lawmakers Take Stock Of Past Work

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Legislators from Washington and Oregon are getting a crash course in the scuttled "Columbia River Crossing" project — and thinking of what they might do differently this time around. 

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DOJ Announces Nationwide Initiative To Reduce Gun Violence

The Department of Justice announced Project Guardian on Wednesday, a nationwide initiative aimed at reducing gun violence through more prosecutions of gun crimes.

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Patriot Prayer, Proud Boys Continue Violence Even As Legal Consequences Mount

Even as law enforcement changes to address political violence fueled by fringe groups, it’s not clear they alone can quell the regular clashes.

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Sets Campaign Contribution Limits

Wheeler says he will accept contributions of $5,000 per individual and $10,000 from organizations — a much higher limit than in a measure Portland voters approved in 2018.  

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Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments For The Youth Climate Crisis Case

The Oregon Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case brought by two teenagers who want the state to protect its natural resources from harm caused by climate change.

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Taylor: Sondland Talked To Trump Directly About Investigating Ukraine Firm Linked To Bidens

A top U.S. diplomat testifies that Portland businessman Gordon Sondland had early knowledge that President Trump was seeking a Ukrainian investigation of political rival Joe Biden in exchange for military aid.

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Americans Tune In As First Trump Impeachment Hearing Opens

Across the country, the first public airing of the impeachment drama had millions of Americans tuning in — and, in some cases, deliberately tuning out.

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Washington Voters Narrowly Reject Effort To Bring Back Affirmative Action

The Associated Press declared Referendum 88 rejected late Tuesday afternoon, one week after Election Day. Soon after, the pro-affirmative action Washington Fairness Coalition sent out a concession statement.

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READ: Opening Statement Of Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State George Kent

Kent said Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's lawyer, and his associates led a smear campaign against Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

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READ: William Taylor's Opening Statement In Public Impeachment Hearing

The top diplomat for the U.S. in Ukraine is testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, publicly sharing information he told investigators behind closed doors last month.

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Multnomah County Seeing Spike In People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

Marc Jolin, the director of the Joint Office of Homeless Services, warned that the number of people who report being homeless for more than a year has grown — even as the county’s overall homeless population continues to hover around 4,000.