No Longer A Mill Town, Camas Holds On To Its Blue-Collar Past


An industry that once defined the town of Camas, Washington, is coming to an end. Last month, Georgia-Pacific announced it will close most of its production at the 134-year old paper mill.

Clark County Council Revisits Ban On Cannabis Shops


Despite being legal in Oregon and Washington, cannabis businesses in unincorporated Clark County are banned. On Wednesday, Clark County Council took the first step toward revisiting the issue.

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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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'Oregon Art Beat' 2017: Animation Revolution, A Stellar Experience Of Art And More

A look back at "Oregon Art Beat's" year of animation, natural wonders of light and lack there of, timeless voices and more.

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Bullseye Glass Sues Oregon Governor, Regulatory Agencies

The company's lawsuit claims Oregon regulators inappropriately targeted the art glass maker.

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Facebook Plans To Build 2 New Data Centers In Prineville

The new buildings will bring the total number of Facebook buildings in Prineville up to five. That’s in addition to three Apple data halls. 

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Madras Wants To Woo A Beer Pub To Its Downtown

Madras is the only major central Oregon city without a local brewpub.

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Futurist Warns: 'Make Oregon Robot Proof'

Oregon’s top political and business leaders learned Monday that many of the state's jobs could be lost to automation in coming years.

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Critics Say Portland 'No-Sit Zone' Unfairly Punishes Homeless

Cities across Oregon have grappled with the question of whether polices directed at downtown business corridors criminalize homelessness.

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Saying Goodbye To Embers, A Landmark For Oregon's LGTBQ Communities

Another landmark of old Portland is closing. The club Embers Avenue opened almost half a century ago when the world was, to say the least, a very different place for gay men and lesbians.

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Oregon Revenue Forecast Shows State Collecting Millions More In Revenue Than Expected

Oregon will collect millions more in revenue beginning in mid-2019 than expected.

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St. Charles Health Makes Cuts Despite Booming Local Economy

St. Charles announces layoffs, pay cuts and buy outs despite the healthy local economy and expansion plans.

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Economic Woes Linger In Oregon Communities Scarred By Wildfire

The wildfires are largely out in places like the Columbia River Gorge and the southern Oregon coast, but the economic fallout continues in many nearby communities.

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