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Oregon records 5 more deaths, 266 new COVID cases

Oregon records 5 more deaths, 266 new COVID cases

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To date, Oregon has logged 30,599 total cases of the novel coronavirus since the pandemic started.
Brown and Wyden: Planning for wildfire recovery starts now

Brown and Wyden: Planning for wildfire recovery starts now

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The governor and senator say suppression must be followed by other action to prevent repeats.
Oregon reports eight additional deaths of people with…

Oregon reports eight additional deaths of people with…

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Total deaths of people with confirmed or presumed coronavirus reach 519 in Oregon.
Are we forever doomed to more catastrophic fires?

Are we forever doomed to more catastrophic fires?

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Forestry dean says 'no,' but prescribed burns, fuel reduction and better community planning are essential
Oregon's wildfire crisis enters its second week

Oregon's wildfire crisis enters its second week

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Tuesday: Success in Washington County; work continues in Clackamas County; and no fresh air for the region yet.
Portland region's smoke-cloak is no joke - DEQ says it's…

Portland region's smoke-cloak is no joke - DEQ says it's…

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Rain, which had been predicted late Monday, now likely won't reach the metro area until late in the week.
OHA: Wildfires reducing COVID-19 testing in Oregon

OHA: Wildfires reducing COVID-19 testing in Oregon

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The number of new cases is dipping because fewer people are getting tested, state health officials said.
Guarded optimism: evacuation orders lifted, but rain now…

Guarded optimism: evacuation orders lifted, but rain now…

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So far, 10 confirmed deaths and 22 people missing due to the wildfires that have engulfed much of the state.
Clackamas County removes several cities from Level 1 status

Clackamas County removes several cities from Level 1 status

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Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Gladstone, Milwaukie, Tualatin all see Level 1 status removed
Fires recede, volunteers step up, more deaths reported

Fires recede, volunteers step up, more deaths reported

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Cooler weather helps firefighters but thick smoke is expected to remain well into the week.
As heavy smog blankets Portland area, ODOT says stay home

As heavy smog blankets Portland area, ODOT says stay home

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If you have to drive, state officials urge you to take it slow and leave plenty of space.
Video shows Clackamas County deputy fueling  'antifa' arson…

Video shows Clackamas County deputy fueling 'antifa' arson…

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The as-yet-unnamed deputy has been placed on administrative leave, according to the sheriff's office.
Oregon state fire marshal Jim Walker resigns

Oregon state fire marshal Jim Walker resigns

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State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton said Saturday he elevated Mariana Ruiz-Temple to acting marshal.
Oregon firefighters get an assist from mother nature

Oregon firefighters get an assist from mother nature

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But large portions of the state remain under threat, bodies are being recovered and dozens are missing.
Dozens missing amid a million burned acres in Oregon

Dozens missing amid a million burned acres in Oregon

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FEMA, federal firefighters, and those from other states, are heading to Oregon to assist with the battles.
Wildfire smoke triggers health concerns

Wildfire smoke triggers health concerns

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Smoke is not good for the lungs or heart, causing health officials to issue warnings
Portland issues emergency fire order

Portland issues emergency fire order

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With wildfires raging throughout state, mayor orders all parks closed, asks homeless to relocate
Oregon governor: 'This could be the greatest loss of life…

Oregon governor: 'This could be the greatest loss of life…

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As of noon Wednesday, 47 active fires covering 374,522 acres were burning in Oregon.
Oregon governor issues emergency fire order; three prisons…

Oregon governor issues emergency fire order; three prisons…

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The state's largest firefighting helicopters are unavailable; they were deployed to Afghanistan.
Columbia County DA Jeff Auxier opens up on police, protests…

Columbia County DA Jeff Auxier opens up on police, protests…

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Before his time in Columbia County, Auxier was a Multnomah County prosecutor for almost 10 years
Portland region in bull's-eye of strong east winds

Portland region in bull's-eye of strong east winds

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UPDATE: Drifting wildfire smoke leads to air quality advisory as National Weather Service warns some areas could be smacked by gusts of 60 to 65 mph.
Records sugggest Reinoehl targeted Danielson

Records sugggest Reinoehl targeted Danielson

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Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the court documents the day after Michael Reinoehl was killed by federal agents in…
Memorial held for slain protester Aaron 'Jay' Danielson

Memorial held for slain protester Aaron 'Jay' Danielson

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A crowd gathered at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver Sept. 5 for a celebration of life of Aaron 'Jay' Danielson.
Metro transportation measure fight heats up

Metro transportation measure fight heats up

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Supports and opponents increase the pressure over the $5.2 billion initiative on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Protest shooting suspect killed

Protest shooting suspect killed

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New York Times reports that law enforcement officers killed a reported antifa supporter in Washington.
'Let's keep up the pressure. We're making a difference.'

'Let's keep up the pressure. We're making a difference.'

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Gov. Kate Brown and state health officials cite encouraging COVID-19 case trend to urge extreme caution over Labor Day weekend.
OHA: Five more COVID-19 deaths, 268 new cases

OHA: Five more COVID-19 deaths, 268 new cases

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All of the latest deaths had underlying health conditions, state health officials said on Friday.
Wheeler bans tear gas at protests

Wheeler bans tear gas at protests

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UPDATE: The Portland Police Bureau warns that more physical force may now be necessary to disperse dangerous crowds.
Pamplin President: Essential workers keep us moving. Now,…

Pamplin President: Essential workers keep us moving. Now,…

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This Labor Day brings the value of workers into sharp focus. Thank you for all you do.
Fire at Jewish Center in Portland may have been arson

Fire at Jewish Center in Portland may have been arson

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Investigators seeking home or business security camera footage from Aug. 14 and Aug. 19

Two monkeys killed at OHSU Primate Research Center…

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Two monkeys killed at OHSU Primate Research Center…
The accidental deaths at the controversial research center has prompted a federal complaint by an advocacy group.

Friends of man slain during protest urge end to…

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Friends of man slain during protest urge end to…
Aaron Danielson died 'expressing his beliefs,' but wasn't a staunch conservative, despite presence at rallies, friends say

Metro transportation measure praised, attacked

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Metro transportation measure praised, attacked
Supporters, opponents clash over the $5.2 billion measure on the Nov. 3 ballot during online debate

Multnomah officials seek help to reopen schools

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Multnomah officials seek help to reopen schools
Freshly removed from state watch list, county officials say they want kids back in school, urge Labor Day safety

Washington County Sheriff's Office seeks kidnapping…

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Washington County Sheriff's Office seeks kidnapping…
A person was reportedly injured after being forced into a truck and then pushed out of it onto the road in Aloha.

Oregon health officials: 'Please rethink your Labor…

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Oregon health officials: 'Please rethink your Labor…
COVID-19 cases in decline, but not enough to reopen schools. For guidance, state looks to Denmark, Germany

OHA: Oregon has more than 25,000 COVID-19 cases

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OHA: Oregon has more than 25,000 COVID-19 cases
State health officials also report three more deaths, raising the total to 420.

Firefighters battle blaze at Jewish Center in…

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Firefighters battle blaze at Jewish Center in…
Early morning fire at Center for Jewish Life is second recent fire at the site in one week, officials note

Wyden: Congress must save USPS, November election

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Wyden: Congress must save USPS, November election
The Oregon U.S. Senator tells the Portland Tribune that Trump is trying to undermine the presidential election by slowing vote-by-mail.

Pamplin Media is looking for Community Heroes

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Pamplin Media is looking for Community Heroes
It's true.... Not all heroes wear capes. If you know someone who you feel is a community hero please nominate them today

Garbonzos debuts new food truck in Jewish Center…

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Garbonzos debuts new food truck in Jewish Center…
Former restaurateur Allen Levin took an old beloved menu and revived it as a falafel bar food cart

Pushing for better dialogue on race, equity

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Pushing for better dialogue on race, equity
Wilson High School's Black Student Union president Aslan Newson uses voice to spur change

The milkman is back

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The milkman is back
Alpenrose Dairy farm launched a new home grocery delivery service last week to deliver milk to your front porch.

New guidelines released for child care facilities…

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New guidelines released for child care facilities…
Caregivers and children 5 and older must be masked, group size limits are eased.

Portland State University will disarm its campus…

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Portland State University will disarm its campus…
After sustained calls to do away with armed cops following 2018 fatality, urban university heeds the call

Ryan narrowly defeats Smith in Portland City…

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Ryan narrowly defeats Smith in Portland City…
UPDATE: Longtime school advocate says he is humbled by his special election victory and ready to serve on day one.

City Council approves controversial infill plan

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City Council approves controversial infill plan
Residential infill Project is finally adopted after years of work and delays.

Wapato Jail to open as Bybee Lakes Hope Center in…

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Wapato Jail to open as Bybee Lakes Hope Center in…
The former unused Multnomah County facility in North Portland will open as a homeless shelter in September.

After graduating during COVID, Army recruit gets…

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After graduating during COVID, Army recruit gets…
Max Gibbons of Southwest Portland greeted with surprise community parade before heading to boot camp

New school guidelines issued for Oregon

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New school guidelines issued for Oregon
Some in-person learning will be allowed for special ed, hands-on classes and youths learning English.

Oregon lawmakers close out a long day's special…

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Oregon lawmakers close out a long day's special…
Aims were rebalancing of state budget, unemployment claims and restrictions on police use of force.

One new death, 227 new cases of COVID-19 in Oregon

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One new death, 227 new cases of COVID-19 in Oregon
Urban and rural counties alike struggle with confirmed or presumptive infections.

How libraries are fostering early literacy while…

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How libraries are fostering early literacy while…
For early learners, replacing library visits with digital resources is no small task

Oregon: Coronavirus growth appears to have…

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Oregon: Coronavirus growth appears to have…
'We're treading water:' Modeling says growth rate leveled off despite recent record death toll - but could grow again.

Lawmakers deadlock on federal funds for personal…

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Lawmakers deadlock on federal funds for personal…
Critics argue that counties, not the state, should get the money; full Legislature could decide.

Oregon Supreme Court upholds 2019 changes to public…

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Oregon Supreme Court upholds 2019 changes to public…
Employees and unions lose a challenge to partial diversion of contributions to pay current pensions.

New business in SW Portland showcases locally made…

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New business in SW Portland showcases locally made…
Mad Sass Soap located in Multnomah Village offers artisan skin and bath products.

Council to adopt infill project amendments on Aug. 5

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Council to adopt infill project amendments on Aug. 5
The final vote for the Residential Infill Plan intended to increase density in Portland neighborhoods is not yet scheduled.

Wall of Moms leader ousted after clash

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Wall of Moms leader ousted after clash
Group of yellow-shirted women who stood at the front of downtown protests says Bev Barnum 'fired' after 'internal investigation'

Two Multnomah preschool measures hope to join forces

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Two Multnomah preschool measures hope to join forces
County code, election law may complicate effort to divert voter-backed measure from ballot

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