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A group of Black residents in Portland is suing the city for displacement from their homes

Saturday, January 21, 2023

A group of Black residents in Portland, Ore., is suing the city and a hospital for displacing them more than 50 years ago. They say an urban renewal plan amounted to confiscation of their homes.

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A holiday concert for the unhoused in Portland brings joy

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Blanchet House in Portland, Ore., provides food and shelter for people who need it. During the holidays, the nonprofit also puts on a concert for its clients.

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Portland finds it's hard to disentangle the rise in crime from the housing crisis

Monday, December 12, 2022

In Portland, Ore., officials are responding to business owners' concerns about crime and public safety, in part, by targeting homeless encampments.

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Abortion funds navigate a new legal reality post-Roe

Friday, December 02, 2022

It's been almost six months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Since then, abortion funds, which help people pay for the procedure, have had to navigate a new legal reality.

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School district finds eliminating natural gas from new buildings is complicated

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Some schools in Portland, Ore., committed recently to some of the most progressive school climate policies in the nation. But the district is already struggling to meet benchmarks.

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There are now 8 billion people on Earth, according to a new U.N. report

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The world's population continues to grow, but at a slower rate as people have fewer children. The U.N. predicts it will not reach 9 billion for another 15 years.

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One student repeatedly called 911 during the Uvalde shooting, reports say

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

A series of miscommunications from nearly 400 members of law enforcement led to long wait times for those stuck inside Robb Elementary School, where 19 students and two teachers died.

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Buying guns in Oregon could become more difficult if voters pass ballot measure

Sunday, October 30, 2022

The ballot measure would require people who want to buy a gun to pay a fee, take a safety course, submit fingerprints and pass a background check to obtain a permit.

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States are voting to eradicate slavery under any terms, but what about prison work?

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Five states will vote on ballot measures to amend their constitutions to eradicate slavery under any terms. Some sheriffs in Oregon are worried such measures would make prison work programs illegal.

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Pacific Northwest schools cancel outdoor activities when air quality is unhealthy

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

With wildfires still a threat, schools in the Pacific Northwest have recently seen big disruptions. Students and teachers are learning how to live with these ongoing hazards.

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Stanford University apologizes for excluding Jewish students in the 1950s

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Stanford University intentionally excluded Jewish students for years, according to a report put forth by the institution. The university's president issued an extensive apology Wednesday.

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Biden calls for resignation of LA city council members over racist remarks

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

White House calls racist recording of Los Angeles city council members "unacceptable" and "appalling."

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Changes to abortion laws mean OB-GYNs have less opportunities to learn procedure

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The recent change to abortion laws means providers will have far fewer opportunities to learn the procedure. It's created a crisis for the training of OB-GYNs.

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A Portland initiative to help unhoused LGBTQ people is facing backlash

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Cities are battling homelessness with innovative strategies. One such initiative in Portland, Ore., is designated for LGBTQ people, but it is facing backlash from neighbors.

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People of faith are turning out at this clinic in support of abortion rights

Friday, September 30, 2022

A medical clinic in Spokane, Wash., has become a destination for those protesting abortion in the name of God. But some of the clinic's Christians allies are contributing a different theological view.

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Idaho's extensive abortion ban is impacting neighboring Washington

Monday, September 12, 2022

Idaho's near-total abortion ban is one of the most austere in the country. It's already having a ripple effect in neighboring Washington state. Some Idaho lawmakers are trying to push it even further.

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Encore: A Black-owned barbershop is added to the National Register of Historic Places

Friday, September 09, 2022

A barbershop in Portland, Ore., is celebrating its place on the National Register of Historic Places. The addition is part of a larger effort to recognize and protect Black history.

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Poll: 69% of Native Americans say inflation is severely affecting their lives

Saturday, August 20, 2022

A new poll finds that more than two-thirds of Native Americans say inflation is causing them to have trouble making ends meet. Higher food and gas prices compound their already precarious situation.

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A Black-owned barbershop is added to the National Register of Historic Places

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

In Portland, Ore., a black-owned barbershop is celebrating its place on the National Register of Historic Places. The addition is part of a larger effort to recognize and protect Black history.

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69% of Native Americans say inflation has caused major financial problems, poll finds

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A new Harvard-NPR poll finds that 69% of Native Americans say inflation is causing them to have trouble making ends meet. Higher food and gas prices compound an already precarious situation.

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