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Oregon sets new record with 550 COVID-19 cases reported…

Oregon sets new record with 550 COVID-19 cases reported…

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The bulk of new cases - 226 - are in Multnomah and Washington counties; the rest are spread throughout the state.
Oregon reports 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 373 new cases

Oregon reports 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 373 new cases

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The state's death toll is now 646, while the total number of cases is 40,810 according to Oregon Health Authority.
Pamplin President: Let us show you our thanks with a…

Pamplin President: Let us show you our thanks with a…

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This month, we're offering a 50% discount to new subscribers to our newspapers and websites.
Oregon's COVID-19 vaccine plan unveiled

Oregon's COVID-19 vaccine plan unveiled

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The proposal would reserve first doses for health care workers and other essential workers.
Noose found in park next to Bridlemile Elementary School

Noose found in park next to Bridlemile Elementary School

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Police are investigating and parents of students at the Southwest Portland school have been notified.
Federal transit officials: No COVID-19 funds for Portland

Federal transit officials: No COVID-19 funds for Portland

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Transit groups blast federal grant program to fight coronavirus that excludes 'anarchist' Portland, Seattle, NYC.
Oregonians to receive $5M from Unclaimed Property Program

Oregonians to receive $5M from Unclaimed Property Program

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Qualifying residents and former residents will be mailed checks of between $50 and $2,500 in November.
Presidential statues toppled in Park Blocks by rioters

Presidential statues toppled in Park Blocks by rioters

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PSU campus police building, Oregon Historical Society among those targeted during 'Day of Rage'
Neighborhood coalition faces lawsuit over public records

Neighborhood coalition faces lawsuit over public records

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Plaintiffs target Southwest Neighborhoods Inc., saying city-funded group is a public agency
Oregon reports large new COVID-19 outbreaks in three…

Oregon reports large new COVID-19 outbreaks in three…

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Health officials report two new deaths of people with COVID-19 as well as four workplace outbreaks of 20 or more people.
Governor aims to relax Oregon school coronavirus metrics…

Governor aims to relax Oregon school coronavirus metrics…

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As state reports nine new COVID-19 deaths, Gov. Kate Brown says state to relax metrics to accelerate school reopening
Four COVID deaths in 4 days at Oregon's Snake River prison

Four COVID deaths in 4 days at Oregon's Snake River prison

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Thirteen deaths linked to the novel coronavirus have now been reported among the 14,000 prisoners living in state correctional institutions.
For Southwest Portland political organizers, Measure 110 is…

For Southwest Portland political organizers, Measure 110 is…

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November ballot measure seeks to swap jail time for drug treatment recovery access
What's it like to be Black in Portland?

What's it like to be Black in Portland?

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Southwest residents share their experiences with racism and social change during special neighborhood panel
Broadway Rose teams up with All Classical Portland

Broadway Rose teams up with All Classical Portland

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A Sherlock Holmes radio drama featuring classical music and turn-of-the-century celebrities will air Oct. 5-6.
Nonprofit group hopes for angel investors as they make a…

Nonprofit group hopes for angel investors as they make a…

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With sale imminent, Friends of Hopewell House will get first bid on former hospice facility in Hillsdale
Amid city audit, Southwest Neighborhoods Inc. braces for…

Amid city audit, Southwest Neighborhoods Inc. braces for…

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Coalition says unless city restores its funds, organization will run out of money before the end of the year
Amid Riverside fire, Estacada is burned, not bowed

Amid Riverside fire, Estacada is burned, not bowed

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This isn't the story about a fire that destroyed a community - it's the story of a community that survived a fire
Man faces manslaughter charges for 2019 death of Lavoy…

Man faces manslaughter charges for 2019 death of Lavoy…

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Suspect turned himself in to police following indictment and arrest warrant
Seven major wildfires continue burning, but rain expected…

Seven major wildfires continue burning, but rain expected…

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Gov. Brown says 'we have turned the corner' and Southern Oregon fires are nearly contained.
Wheeler: 'I support Portland city charter change'

Wheeler: 'I support Portland city charter change'

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Mayor responds to more than a dozen questions pitched by Multnomah Neighborhood Association in run-up to election
Small businesses vow lawsuit unless state compensates…

Small businesses vow lawsuit unless state compensates…

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Notice does not challenge governor's authority, but says shutdowns affected owners.
Portland's Wilson High reports hate speech in online…

Portland's Wilson High reports hate speech in online…

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Portland Public Schools is one of three metro area school districts to report hacking or inappropriate behavior by students.
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.
Wildfire aftermath adds to Employment Department workload

Wildfire aftermath adds to Employment Department workload

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The agency will prioritize benefit claims in some areas and will make federal disaster aid available.
Campaigns clash over Metro measure analysis

Campaigns clash over Metro measure analysis

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UPDATE: Supporters of $5.2 billion measure call the conclusions of the Moss Adams accounting firm analysis 'blatant lies.'
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.
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.
Amid wildfire evacuations, university offers comfort

Amid wildfire evacuations, university offers comfort

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Portland State University offers free rooms to its students and employees forced to leave their homes

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

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

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OHA: Wildfires reducing COVID-19 testing in Oregon
The number of new cases is dipping because fewer people are getting tested, state health officials said.

Guarded optimism: evacuation orders lifted, but…

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Guarded optimism: evacuation orders lifted, but…
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…

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Clackamas County removes several cities from Level…
Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Gladstone, Milwaukie, Tualatin all see Level 1 status removed

Fires recede, volunteers step up, more deaths…

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Fires recede, volunteers step up, more deaths…
Cooler weather helps firefighters but thick smoke is expected to remain well into the week.

As heavy smog blankets Portland area, ODOT says…

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As heavy smog blankets Portland area, ODOT says…
If you have to drive, state officials urge you to take it slow and leave plenty of space.

Video shows Clackamas County deputy fueling …

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Video shows Clackamas County deputy fueling …
The as-yet-unnamed deputy has been placed on administrative leave, according to the sheriff's office.

Oregon state fire marshal Jim Walker resigns

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Oregon state fire marshal Jim Walker resigns
State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton said Saturday he elevated Mariana Ruiz-Temple to acting marshal.

Oregon firefighters get an assist from mother nature

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Oregon firefighters get an assist from mother nature
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

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Dozens missing amid a million burned acres in Oregon
FEMA, federal firefighters, and those from other states, are heading to Oregon to assist with the battles.

Wildfire smoke triggers health concerns

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Wildfire smoke triggers health concerns
Smoke is not good for the lungs or heart, causing health officials to issue warnings

Portland issues emergency fire order

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Portland issues emergency fire order
With wildfires raging throughout state, mayor orders all parks closed, asks homeless to relocate

Oregon governor: 'This could be the greatest loss…

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Oregon governor: 'This could be the greatest loss…
As of noon Wednesday, 47 active fires covering 374,522 acres were burning in Oregon.

Oregon governor issues emergency fire order; three…

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Oregon governor issues emergency fire order; three…
The state's largest firefighting helicopters are unavailable; they were deployed to Afghanistan.

Columbia County DA Jeff Auxier opens up on police,…

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Columbia County DA Jeff Auxier opens up on police,…
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

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

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Records sugggest Reinoehl targeted Danielson
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'…

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Memorial held for slain protester Aaron 'Jay'…
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

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Metro transportation measure fight heats up
Supports and opponents increase the pressure over the $5.2 billion initiative on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Protest shooting suspect killed

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Protest shooting suspect killed
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…

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

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OHA: Five more COVID-19 deaths, 268 new cases
All of the latest deaths had underlying health conditions, state health officials said on Friday.

Wheeler bans tear gas at protests

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Wheeler bans tear gas at protests
UPDATE: The Portland Police Bureau warns that more physical force may now be necessary to disperse dangerous crowds.

Pamplin President: Essential workers keep us…

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Pamplin President: Essential workers keep us…
This Labor Day brings the value of workers into sharp focus. Thank you for all you do.

Rewards offered for information on fire at Jewish…

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Rewards offered for information on fire at Jewish…
$7,500 offered to tipsters as investigators seek info on August 19 fire they say is suspicious

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.

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