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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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10 Most Viewed OPB Stories Of 2017

The Pacific Northwest and the nation saw drastic shifts in every aspect of life in 2017. Here, we've highlighted the top 10 most viewed OPB stories of 2017 and had reporters offer insight on each assignment.

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Vera Katz's Son Reflects On Legacy Of 'An Early Feminist And Barrier Breaker'

The son of former Portland Mayor Vera Katz reflects on her life and legacy. 

History | Business | News | local

Pendleton Hotel Owner Hoping Former Den Of Sin Will Get New Life

Being a former brothel isn't usually a selling point. But in the case of Pendleton's Oak Hotel, its owner is hoping its reputation precedes it.

History | Nation | News

Thanksgiving Tribe Reclaims Language Lost To Colonization

The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time.

History | News | local | NW Life

Meet The Man Behind Cannon Beach's Mooing Tsunami Warning, COWS

There was a time when the man behind Cannon Beach’s iconic “mooing” sirens was skeptical about the need for a tsunami warning system.

History | Recreation | local | Environment | News

Legendary Mountain Climber Fred Beckey Dies At 94

Legendary mountain climber Fred Beckey, who wrote dozens of books and is credited with notching more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, has died. He was 94.

News | Politics | NW Life | Communities | History | Nation

Tribes In Columbia River Gorge Hit By White House Decision

Members of Congressional delegations from Oregon and Washington state say the Trump administration has walked away from the federal government's obligation to build new homes and villages for Indians whose original abodes were submerged by the building of dams along the Columbia River decades ago.

History | local | Entertainment | Arts

Film Documents Tribal Effort To Reclaim Columbia River Tradition

The film follows tribal members who recreated the tradition by getting back on the water on canoes "trying to retrace our history that's been missing for over 75 years."

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Northwest Tribes Say Highway Work Violated Religious Freedoms

Tribal elders from several Northwest tribes are asking a federal judge to rule that the government violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.


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