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TriMet considering 2024 fare increase

TriMet considering 2024 fare increase

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Board members are concerned about the need for financial stability and inflationary cost increases.
Northwest Oregon: Hello, December, hello snow

Northwest Oregon: Hello, December, hello snow

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Many of the suburbs awaken to snow on Dec. 1, with travel warnings at higher elevations; Portland may be next.
Try our sporty World Cup crossword!

Try our sporty World Cup crossword!

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Our World Cup crossword is the perfect thing to keep busy between matches this year.
Drought lingers across Oregon as water year starts

Drought lingers across Oregon as water year starts

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Every drop is needed to reverse what has been a painfully long drought dating back to November 2019.
Close calls and financial flame-outs marked 2022 election

Close calls and financial flame-outs marked 2022 election

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Control of Congress and the Oregon Legislature were decided by a handful of tight races.
Survey: Mental health, housing and addiction services needed

Survey: Mental health, housing and addiction services needed

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Oregonians agree on necessity but divided over who should provide all of the services they believe will help.
Providence, OHSU shift to crisis care at pediatric units

Providence, OHSU shift to crisis care at pediatric units

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As RSV cases rise in infants and young children, health care providers announce crisis care standards at some sites
Shop Local with our holiday crossword!

Shop Local with our holiday crossword!

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Our Shop Local crossword is the perfect thing to relax with this holiday weekend, before the shopping frenzy begins.
Hillsdale: Transit project hurting businesses

Hillsdale: Transit project hurting businesses

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Rose Lane project may be driving shoppers away; no PBOT plan to make changes yet.
Sheriff, others file suit to block new gun restrictions

Sheriff, others file suit to block new gun restrictions

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The Pamplin Media Group has previously reported on the ongoing opposition of many sheriffs to Measure 114.
Rival high schools team up to feed needy during Thanksgiving

Rival high schools team up to feed needy during Thanksgiving

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Jesuit, Lincoln High students partner with Youth Charity League for pie drive to serve local shelters.
Can Oregon schools rebound from pandemic with fewer…

Can Oregon schools rebound from pandemic with fewer…

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Education leaders tout small wins, but latest report highlights chronic absences and enrollment declines that threaten funding
Democrats in blame game over Oregon congressional loss

Democrats in blame game over Oregon congressional loss

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Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer beat Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner in the 5th district.
TriMet considering 2024 fare increase

TriMet considering 2024 fare increase

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Board members are concerned about the need for financial stability and inflationary cost increases.
Portland Community College bond passes

Portland Community College bond passes

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Voters in three of five counties approve $450 million for state's largest community college network
In Oregon, Election Day no longer means announcing winners

In Oregon, Election Day no longer means announcing winners

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A change in Oregon law means results in most races may not be known until Wednesday, or possibly longer.
Last-minute voting in Oregon: Don't dally at deadline

Last-minute voting in Oregon: Don't dally at deadline

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Postmarks count on Nov. 8 election day but in-person delivery cuts off at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Wyden re-election bid aided by national GOP ignoring…

Wyden re-election bid aided by national GOP ignoring…

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Republican opponent is a perennial candidate who defended the Jan. 6 riot and has raised little money.
ACLU seeks to postpone Portland mayor's homeless camping…

ACLU seeks to postpone Portland mayor's homeless camping…

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A Thursday, Nov. 3, press release seeks to temporarily stop a vote, set for later today, by the Portland City Council.
Survey: Oregonians down on state economy as election nears

Survey: Oregonians down on state economy as election nears

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The perception that the economy is worse than a year ago could spell trouble for Democrats on Nov. 8.
PETA sends OHSU cease and desist letter over false…

PETA sends OHSU cease and desist letter over false…

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Animal advocacy group says OHSU rep lied about PETA doctoring videos of monkeys in cages at animal research labs
Try our spooky Halloween crossword!

Try our spooky Halloween crossword!

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Our Halloween crossword is the perfect thing to combat a rainy, cold October.
Games & Puzzle Corner

Games & Puzzle Corner

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Looking to play some games? We've got you covered with mini-crosswords, word searches, and sudoku!
Survey: Most support guaranteed shelter but disagree on how

Survey: Most support guaranteed shelter but disagree on how

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Polls show homelessness is a priority issue and flashpoint in the 2022 elections.
Democratic control of Oregon: Wedge issue in governor's race

Democratic control of Oregon: Wedge issue in governor's race

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Democrats control all three branches of state government and have held the governor's office for 40 years.
Wedge issues in 2022 Oregon governor's race: Gun control

Wedge issues in 2022 Oregon governor's race: Gun control

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Polls show most voters believe gun control is a big issue but not a deciding one in the 2022 election.
PCC's 2022 Bond

PCC's 2022 Bond

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Sponsored story: If the proposed bond passes, public funds for the community college will be used to increase equity and training for the 21st…
Wedge issues in 2022 Oregon governor's race: Abortion

Wedge issues in 2022 Oregon governor's race: Abortion

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The first in a series of articles on where the three candidates stands on the issues shaping the election.
Tuesday is the deadline for Oregon voter registration

Tuesday is the deadline for Oregon voter registration

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Statewide total is about 3 million, one of the highest shares among states; current voters can still update info.
'Eminent Oregonians' wins praise, readers

'Eminent Oregonians' wins praise, readers

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Sponsored story: The book is 'an inspiring and moving account of three people who helped create modern Oregon,' wrote Nicholas Kristof of the New…

First Safe Rest Village at capacity as other camps…

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First Safe Rest Village at capacity as other camps…
Neighbors get update on homeless situation at Southwest Portland neighborhood meeting.

Our View: Neighbors support Multnomah Safe Rest…

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Our View: Neighbors support Multnomah Safe Rest…
A group has been formed to welcome the homeless to the Southwest Portland Safe Rest Village.

Nike's Phil Knight gives $1 million to Drazan

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Nike's Phil Knight gives $1 million to Drazan
The three-way race for governor has blown past the record for fundraising set four years ago.

Wyden, Brown praise OK for aid to mobile crisis…

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Wyden, Brown praise OK for aid to mobile crisis…
State is first to secure enhanced federal reimbursement under Medicaid, which covers one-third of Oregonians.

Plan to trick or treat in Multnomah Village

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Plan to trick or treat in Multnomah Village
After two-year hiatus, many annual Halloween activities are back for young, old alike

Portland Marathon to impact traffic, TriMet routes…

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Portland Marathon to impact traffic, TriMet routes…
The 50th annual race presented by OHSU Health brings road closures, public transit detours and bridge impacts.

TriMet seeks comment on bus service improvements,…

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TriMet seeks comment on bus service improvements,…
The regional transit agency is considering changing 80% of its bus service in a 'Forward Together' concept.

Bend debate heats up already roiling governor's race

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Bend debate heats up already roiling governor's race
Some exchanges hinted at personal feuds from when all three candidates served in the Oregon Legislature.

Oregon DEQ gets new interim director

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Oregon DEQ gets new interim director
Director Richard Whitman abruptly resigned three months early citing personal reasons.

Latest statewide test scores reflect COVID's impact…

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Latest statewide test scores reflect COVID's impact…
Oregon statewide assessment data shows widespread declines in proficiency rates for English, math, science

Project underway to honor fallen heroes

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Project underway to honor fallen heroes
Oregon is the only state without a Gold Star Family Memorial that honors those killed in the line of duty.

Hillsdale food carts celebrate a decade serving…

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Hillsdale food carts celebrate a decade serving…
10th anniversary celebration with music and free food planned for Hillsdale Food Park

Flu making strong comeback as pandemic safeguards…

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Flu making strong comeback as pandemic safeguards…
Flu vaccines are currently available at pharmacies and health care centers throughout the state.

Power shutoffs, smoky skies: Is this the new normal?

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Power shutoffs, smoky skies: Is this the new normal?
Climate change is creating longer, drier fire seasons with more high wind dangers.

PGE: All power now restored

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PGE: All power now restored
UPDATE: Pacific Power also restored all service cut to prevent wildfires over the weekend.

Red Flag Warning: High fire danger through weekend

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Red Flag Warning: High fire danger through weekend
Portland Fire and Rescue contains a 2-alarm brush fire along I-205 around noon.

Air quality poor because of wildfire smoke in region

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Air quality poor because of wildfire smoke in region
UPDATE: Multnomah County bans burning wood because of wildfire smoke in the metropolitan region.

PGE says power could be restored by Saturday night

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PGE says power could be restored by Saturday night
Some 30,000 customers are currently without power as a result of shutoffs intended to reduce fire risk.

Portland teachers document hot classrooms, sick…

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Portland teachers document hot classrooms, sick…
Without air conditioning, PPS teachers say working and learning conditions are unacceptable.

TVF&R says it's ready for windy weekend

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TVF&R says it's ready for windy weekend
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has staffed additional four-wheel-drive brush rigs and set up an operations center.

Helt endorsed in BOLI race by two candidates for…

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Helt endorsed in BOLI race by two candidates for…
The labor commissioner position is officially nonpartisan but has drawn split endorsements.

PGE to shut off power to approximately 30,000…

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PGE to shut off power to approximately 30,000…
Utility announces schedule for shutting off power starting early Friday morning.

Power could be cut in Portland area because of fire…

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Power could be cut in Portland area because of fire…
Burn bans have been imposed throughout the metropolitan area ahead of the most dangerous conditions.

AR-15 'style' rifle in Bend shooting is loved and…

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AR-15 'style' rifle in Bend shooting is loved and…
A gun control measure with restrictions on AR-15 style rifles will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Metro reports progress with homeless services…

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Metro reports progress with homeless services…
The regional elected government releases figures on the first year of the voter-approved measure.

Bend shooting brings gun issues to forefront in…

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Bend shooting brings gun issues to forefront in…
Gun control has been a significant issue in the three-way race for governor, congressional campaigns, and legislative races. 

Masonry column collapses at Lewis & Clark, kills 1,…

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Masonry column collapses at Lewis & Clark, kills 1,…
School had just returned at the private liberal arts college in Southwest Portland.

Brown declares statewide emergency over wildfire…

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Brown declares statewide emergency over wildfire…
The declaration comes as Oregon approaches the two-year anniversary of the massive 2020 Labor Day fires.

Homeless dying at disproportionate rate in…

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Homeless dying at disproportionate rate in…
Newly released state figures say 207 homeless people have died in Oregon this year through June.

Survey: Most voters support gun control candidates

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Survey: Most voters support gun control candidates
The vast majority of Oregonians believe that state gun control laws should be stricter than they are today.

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