Oregon Cuts Nearly 1 Million Tons Of Carbon Pollution From Its Fuel Supply

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Gas prices are up this Memorial Day weekend, but in Oregon the carbon emissions per gallon of fuel are down, according to a new report.

Oregon Leaders: PSU Student Found Unconscious May Have Been Hate Crime Target

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Members of Oregon's congressional delegation want a full report on an investigation into a gay PSU student whose unconscious body was found near train tracks in Northern California.

Multiple Injuries Reported After Hit-And-Run Near Portland State University

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Portland Police say three women have been transported to area hospitals after a hit-and-run at Portland State University.

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'OPB Politics Now': Follow The Money

On "OPB’s Politics Now" podcast, OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Dirk VanderHart, along with Hillary Borrud of The Oregonian/OregonLive, bring you inside the special session on a business tax break.  

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To Pass An Unpopular Tax Break, Kate Brown Used Political Heft — And The Telephone

Gov. Kate Brown faced pushback from both sides of the aisle when it came to passing a business tax break, but the bill passed with relative ease and speed.

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Ethics Commission Shouldn't Opine On Oregon Special Session, Director Says

Sen. Brian Boquist had asked the Oregon Government Ethics Commission to opine on whether Governor Kate Brown called the session as an election stunt. 

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Man Shot At Portland Homeless Shelter Moved Toward Officers With Knife, Video Shows

Nearly 700 pages of documents from an internal Police Review Board review show John Elifritz sustained nine gunshot wounds and had sliced his own neck.

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PSU's Evolution: Updating Campus To Attract New Generation Of Students

Portland State University's new buildings reflect an attempt to provide an affordable education in a modern package. 

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A Warming Planet Could Turn Streams Into Carbon Polluters: Study

A new study has found that warmer streams and rivers could actually contribute to climate change by releasing more carbon dioxide into the air.

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Elifritz's Criminal History Raises Questions About What Officers Knew

John Elifritz’s Oregon Department of Corrections file raises questions about what Portland Police knew about his criminal history the day they shot and killed him.

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Kicker Coming? Oregon Tax Revenues Might Exceed Estimates

A forecast released Wednesday shows Oregon taxpayers might have $555.3 million coming back to them.

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Family Of Man Shot At Homeless Shelter Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

The family of a man shot and killed by police at a Southeast Portland homeless shelter has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Portland and the individual officers involved in the fatal shooting.

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Portland Utility Bureaus Will Help Renters At Risk Of Eviction

For the first time, Portland's utility bureaus will help out families in apartments at risk of eviction by providing what amounts to a rebate on their utility bills. 

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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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