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On federal and state levels, plans are underway to enhance internet access

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Oregon is among the states making unprecedented investments in broadband access with money from the Biden administration's $1 trillion infrastructure package.


This Texan woman took 2 planes and traveled 3 states for reproductive health care

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Doctors in Texas turned away a woman seeking an abortion at five weeks. That sent her on a month-long journey to multiple states in order to find a place that would perform the procedure.


How one Oregon community reduced gun violence by 60%

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Neighbors in Portland's Mt. Scott community worked together to combat rising gun violence by changing the environment rather than relying on police. Other communities are learning from their example.


Oregon braces for abortion ban in neighboring Idaho

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

In the wake of Idaho's upcoming ban on most abortions, Oregon is preparing for an increase in demand for the procedure. The state is investing millions to help patients and providers most affected.


Oregon has funding for addiction recovery programs, but not enough employees

Monday, March 28, 2022

The state of Oregon is channeling millions of dollars into addiction recovery programs due to a law that passed in 2020. But the state is having trouble finding the workforce to fill these jobs.


Oregon has millions of dollars for addiction rehab programs, but not enough employees

Monday, March 21, 2022

The state of Oregon is channeling millions of dollars into addiction recovery programs due to a law that passed in 2020. But the state is having trouble finding the workforce to fill these jobs.


This tribe has fought for years to get federal recognition. It's about their identity

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Federally recognized tribes can be eligible for benefits such as land, health care, revenue streams from casinos, and education. The Duwamish say that these resources would be game changers for them.


As more states restrict abortions, patients need help with travel costs

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Dozens of organizations are dedicated to helping people pay for and travel to their abortions. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, these groups expect to become more indispensable but also more overwhelmed.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.