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A person drops off their vote-by-mail ballot at a dropbox in Pioneer Square during primary voting on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane) 

Maxine Dexter, Janelle Bynum, Dan Reyfield and Elizabeth Steiner secure nominations; other races too soon to call.

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Former Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal is a candidate for Portland-based 3rd Congressional District. 

Oregon has multiple hotly contested primaries upcoming, as well as some that will set the stage for high-profile races in November. Oregon's 5th Congressional District is home to one of the top Democratic primaries in the country.

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Amy Bennett 

New owner strives to keep spirit of business intact during renovations.

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A bottle of Old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, a 10-year-old, is shown behind glass doors at a whiskey bar, Saturday, March 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) 

The investigation examined whether employees of the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission improperly used their positions to obtain bottles of top-shelf bourbon for personal use.

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(AP Photo/Paula Bronstein, File) 

The mayor's office says it seeks to comply with a state law requiring cities to have “objectively reasonable” restrictions on camping.

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A federal report says safety lapses at the Oregon State Hospital contributed to recent patient-on-patient assaults. The report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services investigated a recent choking attack and sexual assault, among other incidents. It found that staff didn't always adequately supervise their patients, and that the hospital didn't fully investigate the incidents. In a statement, the hospital said it was dedicated to its patients and working to improve conditions. It has 10 days from receiving the report to submit a plan of correction. The hospital is Oregon's most secure inpatient psychiatric facility

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(AP Photo/Jenny Kane) 

The Portland Police Bureau said in a written statement late Thursday afternoon that the man was taken to a hospital on a police mental health hold. They did not release his name. The vehicle appeared to accelerate from a stop toward the crowd but braked before it reached anyone. 

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GTAC co-chair Destiny Magaña-Pablo (Photo/Courtesy City of Portland) 

‘It’s a learning curve that everyone has to be intentional about‘

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Marijuana plants (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File) 

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is moving toward reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug. The Justice Department proposal would recognize the medical uses of cannabis but wouldn’t legalize it for recreational use. Some advocates for legalized weed say the move doesn't go far enough, while opponents say it goes too far.

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A group funded by hedge fund executive Brian Heywood is attempting to undermine the financial stability of Washington state's new long-term care social insurance program.

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