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Oregon Lawmakers Could Ban Police From Enforcing Transit Fares

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

Heavy Rain Causes Landslides On Oregon Roads

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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.

Grand Jury Declines To Bring Criminal Charges Against Portland Police Officer

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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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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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Jury Seated In Trial Of Portland Light Rail Train Killing Suspect

A jury of 12 men and woman 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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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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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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Washington Lawmaker Wants Hairstyles Protected Under State's Anti-Discrimination Law

Citing the case of a high school wrestler in New Jersey who was forced to cut his locs before he could compete, a Washington state lawmaker is proposing legislation to protect certain hairstyles under Washington’s anti-discrimination law.

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