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School nurses back teachers, warn of unreliable COVID-19…

School nurses back teachers, warn of unreliable COVID-19…

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Portland Public Schools scolded teachers for alleged sick outs, now nurses are speaking out.
Tigard native Dan Rayfield tabbed for Oregon House speaker

Tigard native Dan Rayfield tabbed for Oregon House speaker

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Rayfield, who represents a House district in Corvallis, is Democrats' choice to succeed Tina Kotek.
Parachute symbolizes the USA, in shreds

Parachute symbolizes the USA, in shreds

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Bonnie Meltzer aims for rebirth by a thousand cuts (and sutures) as the public tries to mend her fabric artwork before it is taken down.
Service nonprofits could get grants from Beaverton church…

Service nonprofits could get grants from Beaverton church…

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The Southminster Presbyterian Church Foundation has more than $13,000 to distribute to eligible organizations.
Oregon investigating private pop-up COVID-19 testing sites

Oregon investigating private pop-up COVID-19 testing sites

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Center for COVID Control under investigation after nationwide complaints of falsified, missing results
FEMA reviewing Safe Rest Village at Sears Armory

FEMA reviewing Safe Rest Village at Sears Armory

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The federal agency is determining whether a managed homeless camp violates emergency management deed restrictions.
SoS: Nick Kristof does not qualify to run for governor

SoS: Nick Kristof does not qualify to run for governor

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The Yamhill native and former New York Times columnist criticized the decision and said he will appeal.
Omicron could wreck public life. Here's what you can do.

Omicron could wreck public life. Here's what you can do.

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Number of COVID-19 cases is likely much higher than reported due to the prevalence of at-home testing.
Peter Courtney will leave Legislature after record 38 years

Peter Courtney will leave Legislature after record 38 years

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The Salem Democrat championed mental health and the institution itself; he has led the Senate for a record 20 years.
Schools asked to halt extracurricular activities as COVID…

Schools asked to halt extracurricular activities as COVID…

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Health advisory recommends pausing practices or reinstating masks; warns of 'serious threat' to in-person learning
Portland teachers' plea for schedule changes on par with…

Portland teachers' plea for schedule changes on par with…

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School district has yet to reach an agreement with teachers union over school day hours.
How a break in the supply chain impacts pricing, access to…

How a break in the supply chain impacts pricing, access to…

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From cocktail garnish shortage to long-delayed furniture shipments, businesses are grappling with supply chain
TriMet to limit 21 bus lines because of driver shortage

TriMet to limit 21 bus lines because of driver shortage

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Agency offers a $2,500 signing bonus on top of the starting hourly pay of $21.36, which had been increased by $4 in October.
Distance learning causes statewide slide among ninth graders

Distance learning causes statewide slide among ninth graders

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Southwest Portland saw more than 250 elementary students pulled out of public school during pandemic
Highway 217 auxiliary lane construction to begin soon

Highway 217 auxiliary lane construction to begin soon

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ODOT reports it will start on two lanes designed to eliminate bottleneck this month
With more snow in Portland area, officials urge travel…

With more snow in Portland area, officials urge travel…

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Some government offices in northwest Oregon are closed all day, while others will open two hours late.
Sunday snow sparks fun, few problems

Sunday snow sparks fun, few problems

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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through 4 a.m. Monday with the most snow at the higher elevations.
Land use review requested for Safe Rest Village at Sears…

Land use review requested for Safe Rest Village at Sears…

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Multnomah Neighborhood Association asks if shelter is in line with property deed
Infrastructure plan pumps money into Oregon's drinking water

Infrastructure plan pumps money into Oregon's drinking water

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The Beaver State is slated to receive more than $92 million in 2022 for clean drinking water projects.
Icon on the edge: Fat City Café hit hard by pandemic economy

Icon on the edge: Fat City Café hit hard by pandemic economy

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Kitschy Portland diner among 78% of restaurants struggling to hire staff, recoup revenue
Man arrested following shooting that left two dead in Tigard

Man arrested following shooting that left two dead in Tigard

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Ronald Terry Stephens was arrested Thursday night, Dec. 16, hours after allegedly murdering two people in Tigard.
Police investigating shooting in Tigard that left two dead

Police investigating shooting in Tigard that left two dead

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Police are searching for suspects following a shooting in Tigard on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 16.
Portland Public Schools faces heat over climate policy…

Portland Public Schools faces heat over climate policy…

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Students and community leaders urge school board not to approve 'toothless' plan for reducing carbon footprint
Oregon announces first confirmed COVID-19 omicron cases

Oregon announces first confirmed COVID-19 omicron cases

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The omicron variant has been detected in three Oregonians so far, the Oregon Health Authority says.
Bonamici, childcare providers talk gaps in Build Back Better

Bonamici, childcare providers talk gaps in Build Back Better

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Some advocates aren't satisfied even as it remains far from clear the bill can win Senate moderates' support.
Goodbye, quarantine: Oregon announces Test to Stay program…

Goodbye, quarantine: Oregon announces Test to Stay program…

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State education agency OKs rapid testing for students after COVID-19 exposure to avoid quarantine
Neighbors feel 'blindsided' by plans for Safe Rest Village

Neighbors feel 'blindsided' by plans for Safe Rest Village

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Commissioner cites misconceptions, says public outreach will highlight operations of Southwest Portland site
Buehler endorses Betsy Johnson for next Oregon governor

Buehler endorses Betsy Johnson for next Oregon governor

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Knute Buehler, who ran for governor in 2018 against Kate Brown, is lending a big hand to the Scappoose independent.
Tigard state rep on front lines for firefighter cancer…

Tigard state rep on front lines for firefighter cancer…

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Dacia Grayber, who also represents Southwest Portland, and her husband serve with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.
Shoppers, families pack Multnomah Village for holiday gala

Shoppers, families pack Multnomah Village for holiday gala

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Southwest Portland's shopping and dining district sees return of tree lighting, Santa and Golden Ticket promotions.

Charlotte Richman leads the march for Ida B. Wells…

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Charlotte Richman leads the march for Ida B. Wells…
Guardians' floor general Charlotte Richman gives them hope of a PIL title, deep state tournament run

PPS to teachers: Union proposal is wrong answer

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PPS to teachers: Union proposal is wrong answer
Portland Association of Teachers asks Portland Public Schools to reduce in-person learning for the rest of the year

Ryan: Safe Rest Villages are emergency management

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Ryan: Safe Rest Villages are emergency management
Residents near the Sears Armory in Southwest Portland have questions about using it for a Safe Rest Village.

Multnomah Village sees business growth despite…

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Multnomah Village sees business growth despite…
Business Association says membership outpaced prior year, despite initial dips with onset of pandemic

Ryan: Safe Rest Villages are emergency management

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Ryan: Safe Rest Villages are emergency management
Residents near the Sears Armory in Southwest Portland have questions about using it for homeless again

Triple Rainbow: Portland's newest band is fronted…

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Triple Rainbow: Portland's newest band is fronted…
Tender Loving Empire co-founder records album with young daughters in latest musical endeavor

Access to 'cooling' top priority for 2 Oregon…

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Access to 'cooling' top priority for 2 Oregon…
Sen. Kayse Jama and Rep. Pam Marsh are working on bills that will address extreme heat conditions.

As lab animal mishaps mount, advocacy groups say…

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As lab animal mishaps mount, advocacy groups say…
Group: State has outsized number of critical violations for animals kept at research sites

Burgerville reaches deal for first fast food union…

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Burgerville reaches deal for first fast food union…
After years of negotiations, the Burgerville Workers' Union says a new contract will create the first fast food labor group to be legally recognized.

Portland prep school Catlin Gabel fires educator…

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Portland prep school Catlin Gabel fires educator…
The elite K-12 academy says it fired librarian Lynn Silbernagel in 2020 after it received a report that she had abused an eighth grade boy decades…

Portland woman competes on Food Network competition…

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Portland woman competes on Food Network competition…
Karen Thi uses sugar cookies as canvas for artistic content, drawing large online following

Rep. Lisa Reynolds makes bid for newly drawn HD 34

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Rep. Lisa Reynolds makes bid for newly drawn HD 34
The freshman legislator and pediatrician says she will move to Washington County, sidestepping a potential primary.

The children we grieve

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The children we grieve
Buzzy's Bees nonprofit transforms grief, loss into art for families overcoming the death of a child

Join us to SAVE community journalism

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Join us to SAVE community journalism
Support of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act by the Congress and Senate will directly support our ability to hire more local journalists for…

Young and hungry

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Young and hungry
Advocates say rental assistance, not shelters, is key to ending youth homelessness

Wheeler recall sues for 90 more days to collect…

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Wheeler recall sues for 90 more days to collect…
The campaign did not collect nearly enough Portland voter signatures to force a recall election by the Oct. 6 deadline.

From reporter to newsmaker: Portland Sen. Burdick…

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From reporter to newsmaker: Portland Sen. Burdick…
Ginny Burdick started as a reporter and winds up 25 years in the Oregon Senate as she sits on the regional power council.

Anti-maskers shut down Portland School Board meeting

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Anti-maskers shut down Portland School Board meeting
Portland Public Schools regular meeting moved online after attendees refused to wear masks, shouting at board.

Portland schools now require vaccine or test for…

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Portland schools now require vaccine or test for…
Portland Public Schools adopts new COVID-19 rules for visitors, sports spectators

Southwest Portland Trader Joe's is finally opening

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Southwest Portland Trader Joe's is finally opening
Grocer announces grand opening date for Garden Home store at site of former Lamb's Thriftway

Portland Public Schools: 96% of staff vaccinated,…

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Portland Public Schools: 96% of staff vaccinated,…
While most complied with statewide mandate, district granted 115 exemptions while placing 37 employees on leave.

PCC welcomes first cohort for new writing residency

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PCC welcomes first cohort for new writing residency
Portland Community College's Carolyn Moore Writing Residency program is unique at the community college level.

Portland Community College welcomes first cohort…

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Portland Community College welcomes first cohort…
Carolyn Moore Writing Residency program is only one of its kind at community college level

Portland kids learn about fight to save Earth's…

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Portland kids learn about fight to save Earth's…
Slimy, parasitic fish are key to Oregon ecosystems, but they're fast disappearing

Portland to unveil new Gabriel Park playground in…

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Portland to unveil new Gabriel Park playground in…
Portland Parks & Rec installing new 10,000-square foot all abilities play area with accessible swings, trampoline

Portland Community College VP leaves behind 'caring…

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Portland Community College VP leaves behind 'caring…
The Beaverton resident reflects on her seven-year period at Oregon's largest community college.

Kaiser Permanente nurses, health professionals…

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Kaiser Permanente nurses, health professionals…
With a 96% vote of Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals union members, its leaders can now call for a strike at any time.

For many teens, peer support is biggest life line

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For many teens, peer support is biggest life line
When the world shut down, crisis intervention volunteers never stopped showing up

Oregon House Rep. Andrea Salinas mulls run for…

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Oregon House Rep. Andrea Salinas mulls run for…
Salinas recently announced that she is considering running for Congressional District 6, the new seat created from the redistricting plan.

Portland Public Schools awarded $8.2 million to…

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Portland Public Schools awarded $8.2 million to…
School district one of eight in nation to receive Principal Pipeline grant for equity-driven staffing effort

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