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Meerah Powell

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Spring Whale Watch Week Begins Saturday On Oregon Coast

Spring Whale Watch Week spans March 23-31 with 24 sites up and down the Oregon coast staffed with knowledgeable volunteers.

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Power Restored After Portland's Alberta Neighborhood Floods

A water main break flooded the Alberta neighborhood in Northeast Portland Saturday. Nearly 12,000 Pacific Power customers in the area lost power at the same time.

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Civic, Religious Leaders Speak In Solidarity With Portland Muslim Community

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw and others were in attendance at an event at the Muslim Educational Trust.


Rep. Peter DeFazio Speaks On Boeing Groundings

Rep. Defazio says the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will be investigating the aircrafts.

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Clark County Measles Outbreak Up To 72 Confirmed Cases

One additional confirmed case of measles was identified Wednesday.

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Oregon Health Officials Confirm 1 Measles Case In Marion County

The confirmed case is not related to the ongoing measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington.

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Sen. Ron Wyden Supports Portland Trail Blazers' Enes Kanter

Kanter, originally from Turkey, has become a target of the Turkish government after speaking out against its President. 

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Clark County Measles Outbreak Up To 71 Confirmed Cases

Clark County Public Health identified one new confirmed case of measles Tuesday.

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Democratic Lawmakers Speak On Restorative Justice In Cannabis Crimes

Lawmakers got together Saturday to speak about restorative justice and lessening the effects of small-scale cannabis convictions.

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Report: Oregon Saw First Pediatric Tetanus Case In More Than 30 Years

A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines an unvaccinated, 6-year-old Oregon boy's tetanus diagnosis.

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Oregon's Summer Food Service Program Wants To Serve More Kids

The Oregon Department of Education program served more than 1.5 million meals last summer, but there are still children in need.

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Most Clatsop County Beaches Close To Razor Clamming

The Oregon Departments of Agriculture and of Fish and Wildlife said recent shellfish samples indicate high levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid.

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Highway 101 To Partially Re-Open Saturday After Landslide

Long-term solutions for the chronically troubled stretch of road are uncertain.

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Clark County Investigating 3 Suspected Measles Cases, No New Confirmed Cases

Clark County Public Health is investigating three suspected cases of measles. There have been 70 confirmed cases in the Vancouver-area outbreak.

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Vancouver Police Department Identifies Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting

Two Vancouver Police Department officers shot and killed a suspect Thursday who was allegedly pointing guns at passersby.

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Clark County Measles Outbreak Up To 70 Confirmed Cases

There are a total of 70 measles cases in the Vancouver area, one in the Seattle area and four in the Portland area. 

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Traveler With Measles Visited Portland International Airport, Salem

The Oregon Health Authority has identified four new locations in Portland and Salem where people may have been exposed to measles Feb. 18-22.

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City Of Drain Residents Asked To Ration Water Usage

Drain was among a number of cities and towns in Oregon hit with severe winter storms that have resulted in power loss. 

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Study: Low-Income Oregonians Are Not Receiving Necessary Legal Aid

A new study shows that Oregon is meeting only about 16 percent of the need for low-income civil legal aid services. 

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Southwest Washington Measles Outbreak Up To 68 Confirmed Cases

Clark County Public Health identified three new confirmed cases Friday.

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