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New laws passed in the last hours of the session include: paid medical and family leave, 150 million for affordable housing and more...

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Bill failed to muster 16 votes needed from Democrats

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Demonstrators gather at the Supreme Court (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) 

When North Carolina drew its most recent political maps, state leaders split a historically Black university in Greensboro into two congressional districts that critics say diluted the voting power of African Americans on campus.

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State Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) praised Habitat of Oregon’s new role in helping shape public policy. 

Habitat for Humanity for Oregon is stepping into a greater public policy and advocacy role for homeowners and renters.

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The Skanner reported in September that Multifamily Northwest, an advocacy group for landlords who own apartment buildings, had taken the unusual step of targeting some Portland renters with flyers 

Ordinances alter screening criteria, cap income requirement

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(Photo Courtesy: Air Force Medical Service) 

A recent report from Disability Rights Oregon depicts a startling picture taking place at hospitals around Portland.

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Republicans fled Salem last week over climate vote, and Capitol building closed Saturday after threat

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File) 

Republican senators in Oregon engaged in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers and prepared to remain absent from the Capitol for a second day

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left,Nassir Little after the Portland Trail Blazers selected him with the 25th pick (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) 

The Portland Trail Blazers selected North Carolina forward Nassir Little with the 25th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

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The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

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