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Oregon House Speaker Shuffles Committees After Conduct Complaints

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Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek removed Rep. Mitch Greenlick from the House Committee on Health Care and Rep. Bill Post from the Judiciary Committee for poor conduct.

16-Year-Old With Knife Shot By Vancouver Police, Dies From Injuries

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Vancouver Police said the 16-year-old male had a knife and did not respond to requests from police to drop it.

New Texts Offer Window Into Portland Officer's Relationship With Protest Groups

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While Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya’s union has aggressively defended him, the new records provide, for the first time, Niiya’s own account of the relationships he was building with protesters.

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Portland Mayor, Police Chief To Meet With Family Of Man Killed By Police

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Police Chief Danielle Outlaw will meet Friday with the family of a black man who suffered from schizophrenia and was shot and killed by police last month.

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Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Objects To Portland's JTTF Withdrawal

A republican congresswoman from Southwest Washington is weighing in on Portland’s decision to pull two police officers from a federal terrorism fighting task force.

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Former Oregon Legislative Interns File Suit Alleging Sexual Harassment

The former interns filed a civil lawsuit in Marion County Circuit Court Tuesday saying they were subject to sexual harassment while working for Kruse. Their suit claims legislative leaders failed to protect them.

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Portland City Council Reconsiders Rules For Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

The Portland City Council got an earful from business owners concerned about new requirements for buildings that may not be earthquake-ready. 

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Oregon And Washington Lawmakers Consider Statewide Plastic Bag Bans

Lawmakers in both Oregon and Washington are considering bills that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide to reduce plastic pollution.

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Listen: OPB's 'Bundyville' Podcast

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From Longreads and Oregon Public Broadcasting, “Bundyville” is a seven-part series chronicling the rise, fall and resurgence of the Bundy family, the armed uprisings they inspired and the fight over the future of the American West.

Listen: The OPB Politics Now Podcast

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OPB Politics Now dives deep into the hottest political topics of the week, offering the scoop on candidates and issues affecting the Pacific Northwest.