12-08-2022  6:10 pm   •   PDX and SEA Weather

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Two of Oregon’s most economically disadvantaged and racially diverse communities are getting a boost in their fight against air pollution.

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The high court put a lower court ruling overturning the ban on hold while it considers an appeal. Abortion providers who had resumed performing the procedure past six weeks after the lower court ruling will again have to stop.

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Excess consumption of added sugars contributes to the high prevalence of childhood and adolescent obesity, and increases the risk for dental decay, heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.

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Over the last three decades, research capabilities at the nation’s Black land-grant universities have been underfunded by at least $12.8 billion, compared to their predominantly white counterparts.

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Resource helps families and researchers explore reconstruction and post-emancipation African American life

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Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced a settlement with Walmart to resolve allegations that Walmart contributed to the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores.

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Hileman allegedly hurled racist slurs at a man on the train and threatened to punch him.

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Via a free Zoom meeting, the monthly Genealogical Forum of Oregon’s African American Special Interest Group will be held Saturday, Nov.19, from noon to 2 p.m.

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Metro is seeking applicants to participate on our transit Public Safety Advisory Committee which will assist the agency to reimagine public safety on our system.

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All applicants will be considered, although experience with railroad or railroad-related business is preferred.

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