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5 Questions About The $1.4 Billion County Timber Lawsuit Against Oregon

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Oregon counties say they're missing out on millions each year because the state doesn't log public forests like timber companies do on private land.

Portland Officials Say Mandatory Retrofitting Won't Be In New Committee Recommendations

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In a stark break from previous thinking on the topic, council members said they don’t predict the work group will come back with a policy that mandates owners retrofit their buildings.

Oregon State Police Ending Contract With Oregon State University

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The university will be exploring other law enforcement options before its contract with the agency ends next June.

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Union Workers At 4 Portland Burgerville Stores Begin Strike

The union said workers will remain on strike until they’ve “sufficiently demonstrated their strength to the company.”

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Albany Motorist Dead After Being Tased By Police

A person died Wednesday morning after being shocked with a stun gun during a confrontation with Albany police.

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Oregon Memo Says Madras Public Defense Group Manipulated Caseload, Concealed Dysfunction

A Madras attorney denies allegations of contract manipulations while the review of public defense contracts statewide leads to reckoning – and no remedy.

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Oregon's Cannabis Retailers Pull Product In Observance Of Flavored Vape Ban

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said it has found no recreational cannabis retailers violating the flavored vape ban so far.

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Oregon Colleges Forced To Adjust As Student Priorities Expand

As the number of prospective college students declines, colleges like Concordia University find those young people are even more choosy than they used to be. 

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'Give Me The Damn Letter': How Portland Got The Trail Blazers

The story of the Portland Trail Blazers started with a forgotten raincoat, a locked bathroom and a harrowing drive through downtown Los Angeles to Beverly Hills.

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Online Security Company McAfee Laying Off More Than 100 Employees In Hillsboro

The majority of laid-off employees will be software development engineers.

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Foster Mom Asks For Help Finding 16-Year-Old Missing Since Oct. 10

On Oct. 10, Doug Faoa, 16, left his home in Albany for a three-month stint at the Inn Home For Boys, a Clackamas County living facility for boys with emotional issues.

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Nike CEO Mark Parker Will Step Down

Mark Parker has been the company’s CEO since 2006 and chairman, president and CEO since 2016.  

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Safeway Faces Lawsuit Due To Hidden Fees Related To Portland Clean Energy Tax

The lawsuit states a Safeway customer was charged a 1% surcharge on a bottle of wine that was not disclosed to him before he paid. 

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Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.