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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Sets Campaign Contribution Limits

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Wheeler says he will accept contributions of $5,000 per individual and $10,000 from organizations — a much higher limit than in a measure Portland voters approved in 2018.  

Taylor: Sondland Talked To Trump Directly About Investigating Ukraine Firm Linked To Bidens

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A top U.S. diplomat testifies that Portland businessman Gordon Sondland had early knowledge that President Trump was seeking a Ukrainian investigation of political rival Joe Biden in exchange for military aid.

Scientists Discover Microplastics In Oregon Oysters And Razor Clams

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Nowhere is safe from these tiny plastic particles. And yes, they may have come from your clothing.

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Congressional Study Highlights The High Costs Of Oregon Diabetes Medications

Diabetes medications in Oregon costs twice as much as in Canada – and more than four times as much as in Australia – according to a new report.

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Washington Voters Narrowly Reject Effort To Bring Back Affirmative Action

The Associated Press declared Referendum 88 rejected late Tuesday afternoon, one week after Election Day. Soon after, the pro-affirmative action Washington Fairness Coalition sent out a concession statement.

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Federal Lawsuit Aims To Kill Stalled Methanol Refinery Project

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to keep one of the world's biggest methanol refineries from being built along the Columbia River in Washington state.

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Groups Seek To Take Oregon Redistricting Out Of State Legislature's Hands

A coalition of political and government watchdog groups wants to create a commission to redraw political boundary lines in Oregon following the 2020 census, taking the power out of lawmakers' hands.

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Wapato Jail May Be Spared Demolition As Owner Searches For Funder

Jordan Schnitzer is launching another push to convert North Portland’s never-used Wapato Jail into a homeless shelter, a reversal from his Oct. 10 announcement that the demolition of the facility was all but guaranteed.

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