Could Zoning Change Shield Bend From Wildfire?

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The idea is to put a fire-resistant buffer between one of Oregon’s fastest growing cities and the pine forest routinely burning around it.

Clark County Confirms 14 Cases Of Measles

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Clark County, Washington health officials confirmed Wednesday that they have diagnosed 14 cases of measles, and three suspected cases, so far this year.

Flawed Estimates Force Beaverton Into School Budget Cuts

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Beaverton School District has found $8 million to fill a budget gap that could be as large as $12 million for the current school year. 

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Banned Fish Trap Returns To Columbia As Sustainable Way To Catch Salmon

Fish traps were banned on the Columbia River more than 80 year ago, but some say it’s time to bring them back as a way for fishermen to catch more hatchery salmon while protecting wild fish.

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White Male Privilege Disrupting Portland City Council Meetings, Commissioner Says

Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty says a small group of disruptive white men are frightening people away from city council.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Legislative Preview

The Oregon Legislature takes up a jam-packed agenda when it gets underway next week. We’ll give you a quick rundown of the major issues.

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Washington Lawmakers Open Debate On Clean Fuel Standard

The gas and diesel you use to fuel your car are some of the biggest sources of greenhouse gasses and air pollution in Washington. Some lawmakers want to change that.

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A Hearing Aid For Each Ear, Under New Oregon Health Plan Policy

The Oregon Health Authority had long made patients wait five years to get a second hearing aid, even if they needed them for both ears. That's changing. 

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Federal Shutdown Nixes Anti-Harassment Training For Oregon Lawmakers, Staff

The training was supposed to be run by a federal department that is now closed due to the ongoing partial federal shutdown. Oregon leaders have pledged to reschedule.

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Back Taxes Threaten To Bury Bend Bulletin Owners

One of the largest rural newspaper owners in the Northwest can’t pay its property taxes on time. Local news hangs in the balance. 

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Vancouver City Council Picks Erik Paulsen For Open Seat

After six finalist interviews, the Vancouver City Council only needed one nomination to make a decision: Erik Paulsen was the unanimous choice for Vancouver’s next city councilor.

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E-Scooters Are Returning To Portland This Spring

The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced a second pilot program Tuesday after a report found more than half of Portlanders have a positive view of the scooters. 

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Gov. Kate Brown Demands Big Educational And Environmental Changes

For the first time in her tenure, Gov. Kate Brown has a full four-year term stretching ahead of her — and the State of the State address she gave Monday reflected an ambitious agenda from raising billions to stabilize the state’s public schools to curbing carbon emissions.

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Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.


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