local | News | Environment

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.

Politics | local | Nation | News | Environment

Conservationists Worried About House Vote To End Gray Wolf Protection

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.

Health | News | Politics | local

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.

Election | Nation | News

Judge Rules In Favor Of CNN, Temporarily Restores Correspondent's Credential

In the first legal battle between Trump and the news media, a federal judge sided with CNN and ordered the White House to immediately restore Jim Acosta's press pass.

local | News | 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?

Technology | Business | News

Why Ford Is Getting Into The Scooter Business

Money is going a lot of different ways in the car industry. Experts say companies are investing in new technology simply because they don't want to be left behind.

World | News

Verdict On Khmer Rouge Leaders Is First To Officially Acknowledge Regime's Genocide

Nuon Chea, 92, who was the No. 2 leader of the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979 and Khieu Samphan, the 87-year-old former head of state of the brutal regime, were found guilty of genocide and other crimes.

World | News

Plan Stalls To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh has stressed that it will not repatriate anyone against their will. The plan sparked protests among some refugees, while others reportedly hid within refugee camps.

local | News

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.

Animals | News | local

Oregon Gets Green Light To Kill Sea Lions At Willamette Falls, Protecting Salmon And Steelhead

Oregon officials have been given the green light to kill California sea lions at Willamette Falls in the effort to save endangered salmon and steelhead.


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