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Abortion restrictions may tighten, when many already struggle to access the procedure

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Abortion could be further restricted later this year when the Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to overturn Roe v. Wade. For many, there are already barriers to accessing the procedure.

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A small town in Oregon is trying to keep its residents from leaving after wildfires

Friday, January 14, 2022

Talent, Ore., is trying to prevent an exodus of residents after recent wildfires. The city is providing temporary trailers and other services to keep families from abandoning the small town.

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Portland drag club recognized in the National Register of Historic Places

Saturday, November 20, 2021

In Portland, drag queen Darcelle is celebrating recognition of her club by the National Register of Historic Places. Darcelle might also be the oldest performing drag queen in the world.

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Tribes hope infrastructure law means they'll finally get clean drinking water

Monday, November 15, 2021

The Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon has been without clean drinking water for years, the just-passed infrastructure bill promises to fix that.

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Rental aid has been slow getting to those who need it. Outreach programs could help

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

States continue to struggle getting rental assistance to those facing eviction. The money is there, but it's not getting distributed. One Oregon county has hired navigators to help get the money out.

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Oregon city aims to alleviate homelessness with a village of tiny houses

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Portland is using American Rescue Plan money to build tiny home villages for a growing number of homeless people. Not all communities, however, are embracing these villages.

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Oregon teachers, health care workers are staring down a deadline to get vaccinated

Monday, October 04, 2021

Oregon's deadline for teacher and healthcare worker vaccination is Oct. 18. Some reluctant people have been waiting until the very end to get the shot. Others are still refusing to be vaccinated.

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Oregon School Board Faces Backlash After Banning Black Lives Matter And Pride Flags

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

A school board outside Portland, Ore., has banned from campus what it calls "political symbols." Now longer allowed are Black Lives Matter signs and Pride flags. And the board is getting pushback.

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Women Are Underrepresented In The Trades Industry

Sunday, August 08, 2021

The infrastructure plan would create jobs in the trades - plumbing, electrical and welding. Some of these jobs are required to go to women. But nationally they only make up 3% of these workers.

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Recovery Looks Different For The Bootleg Fire Victims Who Lived Far Off-Grid

Friday, August 06, 2021

Oregon's Bootleg Fire has scorched hundreds of thousands of acres but burned down fewer than 200 homes. Many of the displaced people live off the grid and are figuring out how to rebuild their lives.

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Crews From Alaska To Puerto Rico Are Trying To Control The Bootleg Fire

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Authorities warn current conditions are ideal for more fires. Officials say embers from the Bootleg Fire can travel long distances on the current 25 mph winds.

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The Bootleg Fire Gets Help From Firefighters From Alaska To Puerto Rico

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon has burned more than 400,000 acres over the last month. Front-line firefighters say they are finally beginning to get the blaze under control.

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Portland Congregation Races To Get Members Vaccinated Before Oregon Reopens

Sunday, June 27, 2021

With Oregon set to end pandemic restrictions, Pastor Shon Neyland is fighting to get his congregation vaccinated. The vaccination rate within Black communities lags behind the state's overall numbers.

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This Pastor Is On A Crusade To Get His Congregation Vaccinated

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

With Oregon ending pandemic restrictions, Pastor Shon Neyland is fighting to get his congregation vaccinated. The vaccination rate within Black communities lags behind the state's overall numbers.

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Startup Helps Those Affected By Gangs And Gun Violence Find A Way Out

Saturday, May 29, 2021

One small startup in Portland, Ore., is helping place former gang members and others involved in gun violence into well-paying green energy jobs.

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Oregon Public Health Workers Race To Vaccinate 'Extreme Risk' Counties

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Fifteen Oregon counties are designated "extreme risk" for COVID-19 due to high infection rates. Linn County's public health office is working to convince residents to get their shots.

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Oregon County In Extreme Risk Zone Makes Vaccination A Priority

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Fifteen Oregon counties are designated "extreme risk" for COVID-19 due to high infection rates. Rural Linn County's public health office is working to convince people there to get vaccinated.

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Portland Activists Built Resilience Fund Inspired By Racial Justice Protests

Saturday, April 03, 2021

During last spring's racial justice protests, a young man in Portland, Ore., realized that people wanted to do something beyond march. So, he created the Black Resilience Fund to offer small grants.

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