Musician Roy Ayers Rushed To Hospital Upon Arrival In Portland

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Musician Roy Ayers was rushed to the hospital after arriving at Portland International Airport.

Will A Slow Start For PNW Potato Farmers Lead To The French Fry Apocalypse?

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A winter of record snowfall means potato farmers in the Pacific Northwest are getting their spuds in the ground later than ever. Could that lead to national french fry shortages this summer?

Controversial Kalama Methanol Plant May Be Misleading Public, Regulators

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Backers of a controversial Kalama, Washington, methanol plant are selling the project as an opportunity to tap into China's fuel market — which is not what they're selling the public.

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Immigrants Could Be Denied Citizenship Based On Cannabis Involvement

People who work in the cannabis industry or people who have had a conviction involving possession or used could be denied citizenship based on this “moral character” judgement.  

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Oregon’s Public Universities Contemplate Tuition Increases

Oregon’s public universities are looking at one major way they can stay solvent – tuition increases. But one Oregon university voted this week to keep that tuition increase minimal.

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Gov. Kate Brown Issues Executive Order Aimed At Improving Child Welfare System

Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Thursday establishing a Child Welfare Oversight Board charged with improving the state’s beleaguered child welfare system. It will report directly to her. 

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Oregon's Congressional Delegation Reacts To The Mueller Report

Reactions to the investigative report's release, and Attorney General William Barr's press conference, varied across Oregon lawmakers. 

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Harney County Sheriff Who Led Community Through Malheur Occupation To Resign

In a blistering public letter about unlawful jail conditions and an underfunded department, Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward said Wednesday he intends to resign from office at the end of 2019.

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Artifacts Stolen From Lewis And Clark National Historical Park

A portion of the park was severely damaged by unauthorized digging. The theft is under investigation.

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Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley Has Stopped Taking Corporate PAC Cash

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley has quietly become the first member of the state’s current congressional delegation to stop taking money from corporate political action committees.

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New Secretary Of State Says Oregon Still Failing To Fix Graduation Rate

A new Secretary of State report provides an update on the state's efforts to improve graduation rates.

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Oregon Foster Care Children Of Color Disproportionately Sent Out Of State

The number of foster care children who are being sent to out-of-state private residential treatment facilities are disproportionately children of color.

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Oregon Parents Push Bill To Screen Newborns For More Diseases

Parents who've lost children to devastating genetic disease, call for a new system of adding diseases to  Oregon's newborn bloodspot screening test.

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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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