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Gov. Kate Brown Wants Voters To Approve Tax For Affordable Housing


Brown wants to raise money by taxing real estate transfers. But voters prohibited such taxes eight years ago.

Prosecutors In TriMet Trial Say Hate-Filled Attack Lasted Just 12 Seconds


A Multnomah County prosecutor used security camera images and witness accounts Tuesday to offer jurors a gruesome, gripping account of the death of two men on a Portland light rail train two years ago.

Washington Legislature Considering Allowing Sports Betting In Casinos


Bills to allow sports betting at Indian casinos in Washington state, including events like the Super Bowl and the World Series, have been introduced in the Legislature.

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Heavy Rain Causes Landslides On Oregon Roads

Portland's West Burnside is down to one lane, the Historic Columbia River Highway is partially closed and the road to Crater Lake is littered with huge boulders.

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Salem To Reconsider Its Homeless Camping Ban

Since the ban took effect in mid-December the city has been scrambling to find options where to put the roughly 300 homeless people who have been living on downtown sidewalks.

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Sifting Sands: Volunteers Take On Microplastics At Oregon Coast

How do you clean all the sand on a beach? A group of volunteers didn’t do it grain by grain, but took on the task screen by screen.

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Oregon Lawmakers Could Ban Police From Enforcing Transit Fares

The bill marks the second time Rep. Diego Hernandez, D-Portland, has sought to tamp down police involvement in fare enforcement.

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Grand Jury Declines To Bring Criminal Charges Against Portland Police Officer

A Multnomah County grand jury returned a "not true bill" Monday, declining to bring criminal charges against Portland Police Officer Justin Raphael for a Dec. 8, 2019 shooting.

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Jury Seated In Trial Of Portland Light Rail Train Killing Suspect

A jury of 12 men and women has been seated in the trial of Jeremy Christian, the man charged with killing two men on board a Portland light rail train in May 2017. 

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No. 4 Oregon Beats No. 7 Oregon State 66-57

Sabrina Ionescu scored 19 points and Satou Sabally added 16 to help No. 4 Oregon beat seventh-ranked Oregon State 66-57 on Sunday, sweeping the two-game Civil War series.

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Sticker Shock: The Grid Is At Capacity For Solar Power In Parts Of Oregon

As Oregon's grid reaches its capacity to accept solar power in some parts of the state, rooftop solar customers are getting stuck with the bill for expensive upgrades.

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Oregon Union Leaders Say They Will File Initiative Aimed At Stopping Legislative Walkouts

Union leaders are proposing an anti-walkout ballot measure after Republicans twice left the Capitol last year to stop legislation they didn't like.

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Oregon Senate Scraps Campaign Finance Committee Months Ahead Of Major Vote

Senate President Peter Courtney elected not to bring the relatively new committee back for the 2020 session, as voters prepare to vote on campaign finance limits. 


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.