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Toxic algal blooms have plagued the lower Willamette in recent years. Most of them started in one place: the lagoon at Ross Island, near downtown... [Read More]
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Federal officials announced a new plan that's meant to help lower the risks of mega-fires. Northwest lawmakers are helping roll out the strategy to reduce... [Read More]
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Oregon moves toward tolling two freeway segments due for widening. But transportation commissioners say they want to study tolling on freeways throughout the region. [Read More]
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Fifteen-year-old Iraqi boy Mustafa Abed came to Oregon for medical attention and prosthetic leg. But his injuries are too severe for a new leg. Instead,... [Read More]
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Humankind has long been taunted by the puzzle. Well, we've got some breaking news, folks — or at any rate some big news about breaking:... [Read More]
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The highly anticipated Salmonberry Trail project has finally begun, with one of the first small "catalyst" projects in the extensive project showing progress earlier this... [Read More]
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The Oregon Department of Education said its first female chief information officer failed to faithfully do her job. Susie Strangfield's attorneys call the state's case... [Read More]
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Portland's police chief's comments came as the city's Independent Police Review is investigating at least seven different incidents of possible police misconduct at an Aug... [Read More]
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Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at... [Read More]
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Prosecutors argued unsuccessfully that an elite FBI agent fired his weapon twice during a key turning point in the 2016 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.... [Read More]
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Synthetic marijuana, known as K2, overdoses are challenging the city's first responders and law enforcement. "Overdoses are happening everywhere," says one delivery driver. [Read More]
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It's official: A $319.3 million Eugene School District bond measure will be on the Lane County Ballot in the Nov. 6 general election.The Eugene School... [Read More]
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More than 46 million homes in the U.S. are vulnerable to wildfire because they were built near forests or sagebrush. Here are some tips to... [Read More]
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For people living in the "wildland-urban interface," wildfire risk is the new normal, and the risk is increasing as more people move into places where... [Read More]
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Questions still swirl around unfunded Portland school bond projects, Local News, Portland local News, Breaking News alerts for Portland city. [Read More]
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The candidates fielded questions from the audience, and it wasn't a debate-style conversation. [Read More]
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The race to be Bend's first elected mayor drew about 150 people to a debate. [Read More]
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The man accused of murdering two men on board a TriMet MAX light rail train in May 2017 has been charged with assaulting an African-American... [Read More]
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Win tickets to see Mitski at the Crystal Ballroom in November. [Read More]
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"Think Out Loud" sat down with Oregon Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Rep. Knute Buehler for a conversation about his life, his family and his... [Read More]
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