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The Oregon Department of Education has released its At-A-Glance Profiles for schools and districts — brief dashboard summaries of how schools are doing, with data on attendance, student achiev…

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SALEM — A third Oregon union says it won’t endorse or contribute to primary campaigns for legislators who voted for reforms to the state’s costly public pension system earlier this year.

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Wildlife biologists successfully placed a GPS collar on a juvenile wolf from the Indigo group in Western Oregon, seeking to learn more about the movements and territory of packs in the region.

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SALEM — A state council formed to improve Oregonians’ access to government records has endorsed a slate of reforms to make the state’s public records advocate more independent from political i…

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The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Council of Agricultural Employers say proposed changes to the H-2A-visa agricultural guestworker program could increase, not decrease, labor costs.

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Cathy Markin is a lung doctor at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. In 2011, she had a 42-year-old patient who came to her with serious breathing problems. She had suffered from a cou…

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Oregon’s public record’s advocate on Friday urged her role be made explicitly independent from the governor’s office, following allegations attorneys for Gov. Kate Brown attempted to unduly in…

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New research at Portland State University says climate change is decreasing the amount of snow in the Pacific Northwest. And that has implications for water resources in the region.

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A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck at 8:02 a.m. on Thursday, Sep. 5 about 192 miles off the southern Oregon Coast near Bandon, west of Coos Bay, according to the United States Geological Servic…

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Gov. Kate Brown trimmed her veto list down to just two line-item vetoes on Friday, the deadline for the governor to decide which if any bills to kill after the 2019 session.

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The Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled in June and is expected to be at normal temperatures in a month or two, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday.

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To highlight the availability of summer food programs around the state, Governor Kate Brown has issued a proclamation making July 15-19 Summer Meals Week in Oregon. While more than 300,000 chi…

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SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is reminding boaters and other waterway users in the Pacific Northwest area to be safe and cautious during the expected busy Fourth of July weekend.

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SALEM — Twenty-seven senators gathered at 9 a.m. Saturday to lay to rest House Bill 2020, the 2019 Legislature’s controversial attempt to address climate change.

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SALEM — The Legislature has repealed a nearly 25-year-old law prohibiting new schools, hospitals, jails and police and fire stations from being built in the state’s tsunami inundation zone.

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SALEM — The political standoff over a plan to cap carbon emissions in Oregon has left the Legislature listing toward its final deadline at the end of the month.

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SALEM — For the second time this year, Senate Republicans have thrown the legislative session into disarray by refusing to come to work Thursday.

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SALEM — When you get takeout food from your favorite restaurant, you might be handed a thin plastic bag, with foam containers inside containing your meal, plus a plastic straw or two if you or…

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“Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks, reminds the Office of State Fire Marshal reminds area residents.

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PORTLAND — Cmdr. Alain Balmaceda of the Coast Guard cutter Steadfast handed command to Cmdr. Daniel Ursino at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland on Sunday.

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PORTLAND — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, …

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SALEM — Last week, 31 Democrats voted to cut into benefits promised to public employees in what was likely their toughest vote of the 2019 legislative session, if not their careers. It prompte…

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SALEM — Saturday marked the official start of Oregon’s wildfire season, but without new resources, the state is only incrementally more prepared to combat fire this summer than in past years.

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Local officials, first responders and members of the media were invited to watch the simulation, was designed as a joint exercise to determine how food, supplies and health care will be delive…

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In a dramatic afternoon, the state House voted 31-29 on a bill Thursday to cut retirement benefits for the state’s public employees.

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SALEM — Democrats in the state Legislature pushed through a gun control bill Thursday after they sacrificed a more sweeping one — to the ire of student activists — in a deal with minority Republicans.