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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.  

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments For The Youth Climate Crisis Case

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The Oregon Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case brought by two teenagers who want the state to protect its natural resources from harm caused by climate change.

Portland City Council Hears Concern Over Water Filtration Project Costs, Delays Design Vote

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The council agreed to continue the debate until next week, and postpone voting on the design contract for at least another week.

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Multnomah County Readies Homeless Services For Winter Weather

People can call 211 to arrange donations to shelter spaces for items such as socks, hats and sleeping bags. People can also call 211 if they are looking to locate or get transportation to a shelter.

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European Mobility Company To Expand Bus Service To Pacific Northwest

FlixBus is set to bring its service to Oregon, Washington and Idaho next week. 

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

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.

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Nike Calls Off Pilot Program With Amazon, Ending Direct Sales

Nike is ending a sales partnership with Amazon less than a month after the Oregon-based athletic gear company named an e-commerce veteran as its new chief executive.

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Multnomah County Seeing Spike In People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

Marc Jolin, the director of the Joint Office of Homeless Services, warned that the number of people who report being homeless for more than a year has grown — even as the county’s overall homeless population continues to hover around 4,000.   

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Scientists Discover Microplastics In Oregon Oysters And Razor Clams

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 cost 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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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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Air Quality Advisory For Oregon And SW Washington Lifted Following Rain

The pattern was trapping particles close to the ground, causing potential breathing difficulties for young children and those with heart and lung problems.   

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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.