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Portland 'Occupy ICE' Protest Tops 50 Tents With Rally Planned Sunday


What started as a two-tent campout on the trolley tracks outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland has turned into a small village.

13 Kids Separated From Parents At Border Show Up In NW Shelters


Children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are showing up in shelters across Oregon and Washington, according to an attorney representing the minors.

ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Access To ICE Detainees In Oregon


The ACLU of Oregon sued the Trump Administration, arguing that attorneys have not been able to meet with 121 immigration detainees housed at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon.

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Portland To Study Ways To Restrict Plastic Straws And Utensils

The city of Portland is joining the international movement to restrict the use of plastic straws and other throwaway plastic utensils at restaurants and bars.

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Walden, Herrera Beutler Support Hardline Immigration Bill That Fails In House

Reps. Greg Walden and Jaime Herrera Beutler are the only lawmakers from Oregon or Washington to back the measure that seeks to curb immigration — both legal and illegal.

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Chinook Tribe A Step Closer To Recognition As Judge Advances Claims

A U.S. District Court Judge in Tacoma has ruled that seven of eight claims brought by the Chinook Indian Nation will move forward. 

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Backers Of Oregon Gun Storage Measure Call Off Effort — For Now

Backers of a proposal that would have required Oregonians to lock up their guns are shelving their effort for now.

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Detainees In Oregon Say They Followed Asylum Process And Were Arrested

As recently as Monday, the head of the Department of Homeland Security said the agency is not separating family that seek asylum at ports of entry.

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