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Portland, OR, United States

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Pressure mounts over Oregon primary ballot fiasco

A state lawmaker in Oregon is calling for a formal investigation into a ballot-printing fiasco that will delay results from Tuesday's primary by weeks in the state's third-largest county, with a key U.S. House race hanging in the balance → Read More

Ballot fiasco delays results in Oregon, vote-by-mail pioneer

Ballots with blurry barcodes that can't be read by vote-counting machines will delay election results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon's primary → Read More

Oregon sued over failure to provide public defenders

Criminal defendants in Oregon who have gone without public defenders for weeks have filed a lawsuit against the state claiming a violation of their constitutional rights → Read More

Pandemic pushes Oregon’s public defender system to the brink

Oregon's public defender system has shown cracks for years, but a post-pandemic glut of delayed cases is exposing shocking constitutional landmines → Read More

Avian flu confirmed in 2 backyard Pacific Northwest flocks

The avian flu that is spreading quickly across the U.S. has been detected in the Pacific Northwest in two different backyard bird flocks in rural Oregon and Washington → Read More

Search for missing Indigenous woman prompted by AP story

Tribal and local authorities and volunteers from a Minnesota-based missing persons foundation will search the Yurok Reservation in Northern California over three days for Emmilee Risling, a 33-year-old Native woman who went missing last October → Read More

AP article on missing Indigenous woman prompts 3-day search

Tribal and local authorities and volunteers from a Minnesota-based missing persons foundation will search the Yurok Reservation in Northern California over three days for Emmilee Risling, a 33-year-old Native woman who went missing last October → Read More

Oregon tribe opposes water release for farmers

A Native American tribe in Oregon is assessing its legal options after the U.S. government said it would release water from a federally operated reservoir to downstream farmers along the Oregon-California border → Read More

Farms, fish on dry California-Oregon border see scant water

Farmers who rely on a federal irrigation project on the California-Oregon border will get one-seventh of the Klamath River water they would receive in a wetter year as historic drought grips the U.S. West → Read More

Alaska Airlines cancels 9% of its flights over staffing woes

Alaska Airlines canceled dozens of U.S. West Coast flights Friday as off-duty pilots picketed in several major cities over an impasse in nearly three years of contract negotiations → Read More

Washington OKs 1st statewide missing Indigenous people alert

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill that creates a first-in-the-nation statewide alert system for missing Indigenous people → Read More

2 years into pandemic, world takes cautious steps forward

On the two-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic, people are shedding their masks and getting back to normal as COVID-19 deaths and cases plummet → Read More

2 years into pandemic, world takes cautious steps forward

On the two-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic, people are shedding their masks and getting back to normal as COVID-19 deaths and cases plummet → Read More

Two grueling years later, world takes cautious steps forward

On the two-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic, people are shedding their masks and getting back to normal as COVID-19 deaths and cases plummet → Read More

Heat wave a glimpse of climate change's impact in N. America

A deadly heat wave in the Pacific Northwest last summer offers a glimpse of the types of extreme weather that a United Nations report says will become more common in North America with worsening climate change → Read More

Gunman charged with killing protester in Portland, Oregon

A prosecutor has described what happened when a 43-year-old man confronted protesters against police violence in a Portland park on Saturday night → Read More

US tribes see hope for clean water in infrastructure bill

The massive infrastructure bill signed earlier this year promises to bring change to Native American tribes that lack clean water or indoor plumbing through the largest single infusion of money into Indian Country → Read More

Tribes lacking water see glimmer of hope with massive bill

The massive infrastructure bill signed earlier this year promises to bring change to Native American tribes that lack clean water or indoor plumbing through the largest single infusion of money into Indian Country → Read More

Infrastructure bill to aid US tribes with water, plumbing

The massive infrastructure bill signed earlier this year promises to bring change to Native American tribes that lack clean water or indoor plumbing through the largest single infusion of money into Indian Country → Read More

Infrastructure bill to aid US tribes with water, plumbing

The massive infrastructure bill signed earlier this year promises to bring change to Native American tribes that lack clean water or indoor plumbing through the largest single infusion of money into Indian Country → Read More