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Oregon sets new daily record with 281 COVID-19 cases July 1

Oregon sets new daily record with 281 COVID-19 cases July 1

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One new death also reported; state says fastest rate of new cases seen in central and eastern Oregon.
PSU to name scholarship, art piece after Jason Washington

PSU to name scholarship, art piece after Jason Washington

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Two year anniversary: Vigil, growing calls to disarm campus police as friends remember man killed in 2018
Oregonians don't get memo, line up for hours at DEQ stations

Oregonians don't get memo, line up for hours at DEQ stations

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State has extended deadline for vehicles to pass emissions testing through at least Oct. 1.
Gov. Brown extends face-mask requirement statewide

Gov. Brown extends face-mask requirement statewide

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The mask order takes effect Wednesday, July 1, as new COVID-19 cases mount up in Oregon.
Minimum wage rises July 1

Minimum wage rises July 1

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Oregon's minimum wage up to $13.25 in Portland metro area, $12 in standard counties and $11.50 in non-urban counties
ACLU sues Portland over police 'assaults' of reporters,…

ACLU sues Portland over police 'assaults' of reporters,…

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Federal lawsuit includes a June 13 incident with Portland Tribune reporter Zane Sparling.
Oregon officials: Exponential coronavirus increases likely…

Oregon officials: Exponential coronavirus increases likely…

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New state projections say a recent surge in cases is likely to continue with hospitalizations likely to triple.
Agency releases plan to protect Oregon youths of all gender…

Agency releases plan to protect Oregon youths of all gender…

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Guidelines will help fight bullying, discrimination and add supports in K-12 schools.
Oregon governor frees 57 inmates vulnerable to COVID

Oregon governor frees 57 inmates vulnerable to COVID

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Gov. Kate Brown says the commutation process is only for those with good conduct who have served much of their sentence.
Police accountability bills head to votes in Oregon…

Police accountability bills head to votes in Oregon…

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A committee restricts but does not ban chokeholds and tear gas; sets up a panel to study use of force.
First special session day focuses on extending halt to…

First special session day focuses on extending halt to…

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Amendments would set dates, provide state help to landlords for rent owed by some tenants.
State: Special ed programs in Oregon underperform

State: Special ed programs in Oregon underperform

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Portland area schools fall below state targets for students with special needs
Noose found on downtown Portland construction site

Noose found on downtown Portland construction site

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Anderson Construction launches investigation into hate symbol, vows stronger anti-harassment training for workers.
Class of 2020 will go down in history

Class of 2020 will go down in history

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Recent grads in Washington County share what it's like to lose their senior year to a pandemic.
Founding father: The man who brought the NBA to Portland

Founding father: The man who brought the NBA to Portland

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Trail Blazers founder Harry Glickman's vision, generosity put Oregon sports on map
Oregonians react to Supreme Court ruling on DACA

Oregonians react to Supreme Court ruling on DACA

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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program aims to help those brought to the U.S. as children.
Senators seek permanent status for immigrant 'dreamers'

Senators seek permanent status for immigrant 'dreamers'

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House passed bill a year ago; Oregon Democrats say it's the Senate's turn after Supreme Court ruling.
Oregon: Face masks required indoors in tri-county area

Oregon: Face masks required indoors in tri-county area

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Face masks will also be required in Hood River County, the two-county Salem area, and in Lincoln County on the Oregon coast.
Council cuts Portland police by $27 million

Council cuts Portland police by $27 million

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Commissioner Chloe Eudaly is the only 'no' vote to pass the budget that eliminates four controversial police tactical units.
Multnomah County approved for Phase 1 reopening on Friday

Multnomah County approved for Phase 1 reopening on Friday

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown also requires masks in all indoor public places, among other new requirements.
Neighborhood coalition faces backlash over federal small…

Neighborhood coalition faces backlash over federal small…

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Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. got $66K PPP loan that some say it shouldn't have qualified for
From feast to famine

From feast to famine

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Renner's Grill among Multnomah County restaurants struggling to hang on after extended COVID-19 closures
Oregon sets new daily record for COVID-19 cases

Oregon sets new daily record for COVID-19 cases

Portland Tribune - News
The state reports 278 new cases; two new deaths after a spike in recent infections stemming from church in Union County.
New chief at the helm

New chief at the helm

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Three years ago, Chuck Lovell was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant - now he runs Portland Police
Wilson High School grad turns school errand into food drive

Wilson High School grad turns school errand into food drive

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Jesse Brodrick collects 300 pounds of food for Neighborhood House during cap and gown pickup
Timeline casts light on delayed reopening of Oregon

Timeline casts light on delayed reopening of Oregon

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Gov. Brown faced pressure to get the economy restarted after the quarantine; this week's spike in cases put a halt to that.
COVID-19 changes coming for Oregon college life this fall

COVID-19 changes coming for Oregon college life this fall

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Social distancing will end big lecture classes, most triple dorm rooms and community groups on campus.
Blue Star Donuts closes more stores

Blue Star Donuts closes more stores

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Dough, sugar and fat purveyors shutter four Portland-area stores, including Multnomah Village
Council poised to cut four units, $27M from Portland police

Council poised to cut four units, $27M from Portland police

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In all, 84 positions would be eliminated in response to ongoing protests over police violence.
Gov. Brown puts halt on reopenings throughout Oregon

Gov. Brown puts halt on reopenings throughout Oregon

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Portland and Multnomah County were set to go to Phase 1 reopening within just a few hours.

Despite economy, transportation package stays in…

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Despite economy, transportation package stays in…
Projects and programs, including new SW Corridor light rail line, still on track to go to voters in November

Video shows deputy on leave attacking man at booking

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Video shows deputy on leave attacking man at booking
Washington County Jail deputy Rian Alden, who allegedly sent a racist email, faces charges for the incident.

Schools get guidelines for reopening in fall 2020

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Schools get guidelines for reopening in fall 2020
Kids must stay 6 feet apart, wash hands on entering the building and teachers must be masked

Portland Trail Blazers founder Harry Glickman, 96,…

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Portland Trail Blazers founder Harry Glickman, 96,…
He organized the ownership group that landed an NBA expansion franchise in 1970, and helped Portland build a consistent winner

Class of 2020 graduates from Wilson High School

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Class of 2020 graduates from Wilson High School
Photos: Southwest Portland high school hosts drive-up graduation ceremony for seniors Monday, June 8

PPS to cut teaching and administrative jobs

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PPS to cut teaching and administrative jobs
The district will eliminate 13 elementary PE and 23 classroom teaching positions and some vice principals.

Arrest made in Hillsdale hit-and-run

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Arrest made in Hillsdale hit-and-run
UPDATE: The late Thursday crash in Southwest Portland was the 18th traffic fatality of the year

Residential Infill Project vote delayed

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Residential Infill Project vote delayed
New amendments considered include bonus for building more affordable units in new housing projects

Hardesty will move to cut Transit Police, Gun…

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Hardesty will move to cut Transit Police, Gun…
The commissioner has said she will propose eliminating the two Portland Police Bureau units when the City Council considers the next budget on…

Washington County sheriff's deputy charged over use…

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Washington County sheriff's deputy charged over use…
Deputy Rian Alden had been placed on leave earlier this week over a racist email sent in 2003.

Oregon set to lift more covid-19 restrictions Friday

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Oregon set to lift more covid-19 restrictions Friday
Bigger gatherings, more sports and work in offices would be allowed under 'Phase 2' reopening to be announced Thursday.

From west to east, Portlanders gather to protest…

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From west to east, Portlanders gather to protest…
As families gather in Multnomah Village with Black Lives Matter signs, black residents hope for more than lip service

Oregon discloses 19 workplace coronavirus…

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Oregon discloses 19 workplace coronavirus…
New outbreak report provides latest on array of businesses, facilities. Meanwhile, two more die from COVID-19.

Students, families, bid farewell to Markham…

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Students, families, bid farewell to Markham…
Shawn Garnett, educator for more than 30 years, will retire at end of this most unusual school year.

COVID-19 outbreak hits Bob's Red Mill

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COVID-19 outbreak hits Bob's Red Mill
Oregon Health Authority reports virus outbreak at Oregon-based natural food company; 14 employees affected

Oregon Republicans launch new effort to recall Gov.…

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Oregon Republicans launch new effort to recall Gov.…
Their 2019 effort fell short of mark, but GOP chairman counts on resistance to her pandemic orders

Oregon loses youngest COVID-19 victim to date; 33…

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Oregon loses youngest COVID-19 victim to date; 33…
The Oregon Health Authority said among three deaths linked to COVID-19, one of the victims was a 36-year-old woman.

Portland police close downtown blocks amid Monday…

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Portland police close downtown blocks amid Monday…
The Portland Police Bureau closed down the area surrounding the Justice Center, with more protests expected downtown and on the east side.

City to close Portland streets for shopping, dining…

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City to close Portland streets for shopping, dining…
Portland Bureau of Transportation announces program to allow full and partial street closures.

Governor deploys 50 from National Guard, 100 State…

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Governor deploys 50 from National Guard, 100 State…
Guard will provide support, but Brown rebuffs Mayor Wheeler and US Attorney Billy Williams.

Despite surge in claims, Oregon says state has…

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Despite surge in claims, Oregon says state has…
Delays in claims processing persist as school employees flood state's Work Share program

With campuses shut down, nursing students rely on…

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With campuses shut down, nursing students rely on…
Pandemic highlights need for nurses, but hampers hands-on career training for future healthcare workers

Washington County deputy on leave for using racial…

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Washington County deputy on leave for using racial…
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a 16-year-old email showing a deputy used racial epithets.

Gov. Brown fires Oregon Employment Department…

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Gov. Brown fires Oregon Employment Department…
She names interim leader a day after legislative hearing critical of agency during pandemic downturn.

Despite surge in claims, Oregon says state has…

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Despite surge in claims, Oregon says state has…
Delays in claims processing persist as school employees flood state's Work Share program

Downtown Portland erupts into violence for second…

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Downtown Portland erupts into violence for second…
Despite an 8 p.m. curfew enacted by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, hundreds flock to the streets to protest.

Downtown Portland erupts into violence for second…

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Downtown Portland erupts into violence for second…
Despite an 8 p.m. curfew enacted by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, hundreds flock to the streets to protest.

Looting erupts in downtown Portland, police declare…

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Looting erupts in downtown Portland, police declare…
What began as a peaceful demonstration for George Floyd devolved into one of the most destructive nights in Portland history.

New Oregon estimate: 20,000 infected with…

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New Oregon estimate: 20,000 infected with…
The state's newest epidemiological report says that a trend of declining infections and COVID-19 hospitalizations could reverse.

COVID-19 outbreak linked to seasonal workers in…

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COVID-19 outbreak linked to seasonal workers in…
A total of 48 workers have been diagnoses; officials say they likely contracted the illness before reaching Oregon.

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