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2017 OPB Special Coverage Packages

Some stories this year could not be told with just a single article. For its more complex stories, OPB combined resources to curate investigative pieces, cultural phenomena, historic moments and more.

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Onalaska: A Tiny Washington Town With A Really Big Telescope

Onalaska, Washington, may be a small town, but it is home to one of the largest public telescopes in the state.

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Is Your Child's Brain A Muscle Or A Machine?

Is your mind more like a muscle that you can build? Or a machine that can only do certain things well? A new focus on mindsets is changing classrooms.

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PPS Launches Investigation Into Alleged Sex Abuse By Former Teacher

Portland Public Schools launched an investigation Tuesday into an alleged pattern of sexual harassment and abuse by a former teacher and coach.

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Hundreds Gather In Portland To Protest DeVos Nomination For Education Secretary

A couple hundred people gathered in downtown Portland Friday to protest the nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Education Secretary.

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OSU Develops New Hi-Tech Whale Tracking Device

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new kind of tracking device to gather information on whale behavior.

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Oregon Releases Plan To Confront 'Chronic Absenteeism' In School

The underlying problem seems obvious: kids don't learn if they're not coming to school. A new  “Chronic Absenteeism Report” responds to a law Oregon passed earlier this year.

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Measure 98: Cure For Oregon's Dropout Problem Or 'Unfunded Mandate'?

Measure 98 would dedicate $147 million a year to high school programs. It would draw money from Oregon's general fund. Backers say there's plenty of money to do it, but others aren't so sure.

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It's Hard To Know How Good Oregon's Child Care Centers Are

There’s a big gap between how good Americans think their child care is and what experts think. Only 13 percent of Oregon’s child care programs even participate in a rating system.

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Anti-Racist Protest At Oregon City High Turns Into Private Meeting With School Officials

Racist messages to and from Oregon City High School students led to a planned walkout Thursday. School officials turned it into a private meeting.