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U.S. Census Bureau figures released Monday show the state’s population increased by 10% over the past decade to more than 4.2 million, enough to give it an additional congressional district for the first time in 40 years.

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Ahead of the Oregon Legislature’s final vote on two contentious gun bills, lawmakers from both parties have received death threats, intimidating messages and faced recall petitions.

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The Wienermobile, pulled into the Blockbuster parking lot to a crowd of about two dozen people taking pictures and singing, “I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner.”

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The Washington Legislature on Saturday approved an overhaul of the state's approach to drug possession, after the Washington Supreme Court struck down its previous law as unconstitutional — a ruling that left no prohibition on having small amounts of drugs, even for kids

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On Friday Portland’s mayor and acting police chief urged the public to safely stand up to the black bloc group of demonstrators who continue to plan “direct actions” around the city that routinely end with broken windows, fires and other vandalism. Black advocates are debating the issue.

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Oregon State University says it will recognize Juneteenth as a university holiday on June 18, 2021, as part of the university’s commitment to leading change and dismantling systemic racism

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(William Holderfield via AP) 

When police respond to a person gripped by a mental health or drug crisis, the encounter can have tragic results. Now a government insurance program will help communities set up an alternative

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The suit was filed this week in federal court by Portland attorney Lynn Walsh and nonprofit legal organization Disability Rights Advocates, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.

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The landlord-tenant mediation program would provide somewhere between 70 and 100 mediations for Portlanders at risk of losing their housing

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Currently, organizations must apply for funds through one of 18 regional agencies. Even state officials decry the system.

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