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Without Cap And Trade, Oregon’s Climate Goals Look More Out Of Reach

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On Tuesday, Senate President Peter Courtney said Oregon's cap-and-trade bill doesn’t have the votes to pass. Supporters say that could put the state's climate goals out of reach.

Are There More Cougars In Our Space Or More Of Us In Theirs?

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It’s hard not to notice that cougars are making it into the news these days. Or how they’re getting there: by entering neighborhoods and putting residents on edge.

Republicans' Return Uncertain After Cap And Trade's Apparent Demise

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In a speech Tuesday, Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, said Oregon House Bill 2020 does not have enough votes to pass. 

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Beaverton Schools Budget Passes, Avoids Teacher Layoffs. Here's How.

Two months ago, the Beaverton School District faced a $35 million budget gap, meaning hundreds of possible teacher layoffs. But Monday, the board passed a $507 million budget that covers the gap without massive layoffs.

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Official Blasts Oversight Before Fatal 2017 Washington Amtrak Crash

"The term 'accident' is inappropriate because that implies that this was an unforeseen and unpredictable event," The National Transportation Safety Board's vice chairman said. "It was anything but unforeseeable."

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Fate Of Climate Bill In Question As Oregon Senate Standoff Continues

Rumors abound that the state's signature proposal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions could be in trouble.

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Trail Blazers Trade Evan Turner To Atlanta Hawks For Ken Bazemore

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded forward Evan Turner to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Ken Bazemore. President of basketball operations Neil Olshey made the announcement Monday. He said Turner would be missed on and off the court.

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Where Will Portland's Alder Street Food Carts Go? City Looks To The North Park Blocks.

With the Ritz-Carlton hotel poised to arrive in Portland, city officials are scrambling to try to relocate the Alder Street food cart pod to the North Park Blocks.

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Oregon Legislature Repeals 25-Year-Old Tsunami Zone Building Law

The Oregon Legislature has repealed a nearly 25-year-old law prohibiting new schools, hospitals, jails and police and fire stations from being built in the state's tsunami inundation zone.

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Oregon Lawmakers Cancel Saturday Session Due To Potential Statehouse Threat

It appears Oregon lawmakers began communicating again Saturday after Republican Senators refused to show up at the Oregon Legislature late this week and dialogue stalled out Friday amid a battle over a sweeping cap-and-trade climate bill.

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Oregon Senate Standoff Continues: Could A Few Words Make A Difference?

Republicans say they'll come back if a controversial cap-and-trade bill is put before voters. Democrats say they're being disingenuous.

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Next Round Of Jordan Cove LNG Public Hearings Planned For Southwest Oregon

Federal energy regulators are asking for input on draft environmental impact findings for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG fossil fuel project.

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'OPB Politics Now:' Republicans Walk Out, Again

Senate Republicans staged another walkout in the Oregon Legislature this week. And things quickly turned tense.

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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.