Oregon Wants To Know What The Public Thinks About CCOs


The Oregon Health Authority is asking the public to say what it likes, dislikes and wants to change about the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations.

Hermiston Approved For 16-Bed Psychiatric Hospital


The state has approved a 16-bed psychiatric hospital in Hermiston, Oregon. It’s just as well because the health system building it has almost finished construction.cc

Northwest Lawsuits Could Alter How ICE Handles Immigration Arrests


The cases could end up giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement more power, or they could undercut their efforts to arrest people in the country illegally.

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First Responders: Hikers Disregard Hazards After Eagle Creek Fire

First responders say they continue to deploy law enforcement and search and rescue teams to rescue hikers entering closed-off areas of the Columbia River Gorge.

Business | News | local

2 Top Nike Execs Resign Amid Allegations Of Inappropriate Behavior

Two of Nike's top executives have resigned following allegations of behavior that didn't reflect the company's "values of inclusivity, respect and empowerment."

News | local

Man Who Struck Afghan Translator Faces 16-Count Indictment

Perry Nicolopoulos was indicted in Lincoln County Circuit Court on 16 counts, including numerous assault charges, attempted murder and driving under the influence.

Education | News | local

Controversial PSU Research That Raised FERPA Concerns Withdrawn

An academic paper based on controversial research by faculty at Portland State University’s education school has been withdrawn from possible publication.

Business | Politics | News | Economy | local

Oregon Business Tax Breaks Would Mostly Flow To Top Earners

The top 5 percent of Oregon taxpayers with business income would get 61 percent of the benefits of a controversial tax break, according to state tax experts.

News | local

Multnomah County State Of The County Address Held At Site Of 2014 High School Shooting

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury announced plans to establish a Supportive Housing Investment fund and a partnership between law enforcement and county boards to deal with the opioid crisis.

Arts | local | Communities | NW Life

10 Questions With: Maya Vivas And Leila Haile Of The Ori Gallery

Creative art duo Maya Vivas and Leila Haile — artists, organizers and community builders — are dedicated to the reclaiming of what they call "the white cube."

News | local

Oregon Supreme Court Suspends Marion County Judge Vance Day Without Pay For 3 Years

Day made headlines in 2015 when his refusal to perform same-sex weddings surfaced.

Arts | News | local

Portland Council Approves Spending More For Arts Tax Collections

Dismal collection rates have dogged the arts tax since its inception in 2012. The Portland Revenue Bureau estimates 1 in 4 eligible citizens just skips it.

News | local | Environment

Oregon Governor Promises Drought Help In Klamath County

In Klamath Falls Tuesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order declaring a drought emergency in Klamath County.


Oil Trains In The Northwest

OPB's coverage on the transportation of oil by rail in the Northwest.

Lead In The Water

Communities across the Northwest were shocked recently to discover dangerously high lead levels in their water. How did this happen, and what’s being done to fix the problem?

Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Portland's air is dirtier than we thought. A study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Forest Service revealed dangerously high levels of heavy metals in Portland, sparking an investigation into the sources and causing regulators and officials to question why the pollution was left unchecked for so long.

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