Officials Hope New Oregon Air Pollution Rules Will Close Regulatory Gaps


Oregon polluters will be subject to limits on the total health risk they can impose on the people who live and work near their facilities.

Conservationists Worried About House Vote To End Gray Wolf Protection

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The U.S. House passed a bill that would end protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states. In the Northwest, that could mean protections fall to state agencies, which worries conservation groups.

Brown Seeks Tobacco Tax Hike But Backs Away From Higher Alcohol Taxes


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers a split verdict on proposal by Oregon Health Authority to raise taxes on alcohol and tobacco.

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News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now:' Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Very Bad Week

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler had perhaps the worst week of his tenure. Is the problem this particular mayor or Portland’s unique form of government?

News | local

Oregon Jail Has Released Inmates While Saving Space For ICE Detainees

A jail in The Dalles, Oregon, that houses detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has suggested local sheriffs keep their "numbers low" in the jail to make room for immigrant detainees.

News | local

Hate Crime On The Rise In Oregon, But Possibly More Than Data Show

Of the 214 Oregon agencies that participate in the FBI's hate crime tracking program, just 29 agencies submitted incident reports for 2017.

Election | News | local | Politics

Progressive Group Turned In Nearly 100 Ballots Late, Complaint Says

According to a complaint filed last week, officials with the group Our Oregon said they found the box of ballots after election night had passed. 

News | Nation | local | Politics

Former Oregon Capitol Interns Come Forward In Sexual Harassment Case

The two interns were harassed by former state Sen. Jeff Kruse. They've come forward publicly for the first time as part of an ongoing legal fight. 

News | local

January Case Could Bring Clarity To Oregon's Sanctuary Law

A judge will hear a case in January that could dramatically define — and clarify — Oregon's statewide sanctuary law for the first meaningful time in the law's 31-year history.

News | local | Education

Portland Public Schools Could Allow Some Part-Time High School

As state officials revisit approval of part-time high school for certain students, the state's largest district remembers its recent history with adding instruction time.

News | local

Vancouver's New Homeless Day Center Set To Open Nov. 19

A new day center for the homeless is ready to open in Vancouver. The facility will serve as an access point to gain housing and receive basic services.

News | local | Politics

Portland Mayor's Controversial Protest Ordinance Fails In City Council

Portland City Council has voted against a proposal from Mayor Ted Wheeler that would have given him the power to designate a time and place for protests between groups with a history of violence.

Business | Economy | local | Politics | News

Oregon Tax Collections Keep Exceeding Expectations; Kicker Likely

Analysts caution they don't know exactly why tax returns have been so robust, but they expect Oregonians will see a big kicker. 


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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