April Ehrlich, OPB

April Ehrlich

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Portland, OR, United States

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Dan Wieden, cofounder of famous Portland-based advertising company, dies

Dan Wieden — co-founder of the Portland-based advertising company Wieden+Kennedy who coined the Nike tagline “Just Do It” — died Friday at the age of 77. → Read More

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Firefighters catch ride with rafters through Rum Creek Fire area

Mountainous terrain has challenged firefighters working the Rum Creek Fire in Josephine County, but they got some respite by riding along with river rafters through the Rogue River. → Read More

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Pair of deaths tied to Portland street racing highlight violent pandemic trend

A string of violent incidents seem to be part of a surge in illegal street racing in Portland and other metro areas across the U.S. → Read More

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Clackamas County fumbles elections process again

The elections process in Clackamas County has again come under fire after thousands of voters this week received the wrong pamphlets for a city mayoral election. → Read More

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Prepare now for heat wave, Multnomah County officials warn

A heat wave is forecasted to bring temperatures in the high 90s to much of the Willamette Valley starting Sunday, with some areas potentially reaching 100 degrees through the week. → Read More

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Keizer Pride Fair canceled due to safety concerns

The town recently hosted a right-wing extremist rally that drew thousands of people. → Read More

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Portland-based Bitch Media plans to close its doors in June

Portland-based Bitch Media is coming to an end. The feminist media organization announced Tuesday that it’s closing in June. → Read More

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Alaska Airlines cancels more flights in Portland, elsewhere

Almost 190 Alaska Airlines flights have been canceled since Friday due to ongoing pilot shortage. → Read More

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Oregon suicide rates dropped in 2020, advocates say prevention programs helped

Oregon has long struggled with high suicide rates, but the state got a small reprieve in 2020 when it became one of seven to see a decrease. → Read More

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Wildfire smoke can change the atmosphere, even a week later

Even when skies appear clear of smoke, authors of a new study say leftover smoke particulates can continue to impact the atmosphere for more than a week. → Read More

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Businesses challenge Oregon’s new climate program in court

The Climate Action Plan passed in December aims for a 90% cut to gas emissions by 2050. → Read More

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COVID-19 updates: Schools struggle to stay in-person, hospital capacity strained

Last week’s rush of developments spurred by the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the Northwest may continue into this week, forcing schools and businesses to make difficult decisions. → Read More

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Heavy rains, high winds expected Sunday night from winter storm

A strong cold front is expected to bring heavy rain and wind to the Pacific Northwest starting Sunday night. → Read More

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The first openly transgender US mayor, Stu Rasmussen of Silverton, has died

Rasmussen came out as transgender in 2008 when he was mayor of his hometown, a small community east of Salem. Rasmussen used both he and she pronouns. → Read More

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Homes lose running water in Klamath Basin as houses compete with farmers, ranchers

More farmers and ranchers are pumping water from underground than any other year, because they didn’t get any irrigation water from a nearby lake. → Read More

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Rain slows growth of Oregon’s Bootleg Fire, some evacuations lifted

The wet weather is keeping grass and other light vegetation wet. Winds are also slowing down. Klamath County has lifted all evacuations for its side of the fire. Some evacuations in Lake County remain in place. → Read More

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Conspiracy theories arise surrounding FEMA trailers meant for wildfire survivors

A new staging area for wildfire disaster trailers has rumors flying and has attracted visitors armed with guns. → Read More

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Yoncalla, Oregon, School Bond Narrowly Fails . News

The district was to use these funds to fix and replace water lines to mitigate flooding, update computer equipment, and make energy improvements to the heating, ventilation and electricity systems. → Read More

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As Roseburg Motel Bans Locals, Long-Term Guests Struggle To Make Ends Meet

This couple and their adult daughter, who is mentally disabled, were grandfathered into their room at the Motel 6 in Roseburg. Had they tried renting a room last month, they would have been denied. → Read More

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Douglas County Motel 6 Bans Guests From Douglas County

It’s common for people to seek temporary housing at a local motel as they look for permanent housing nearby. → Read More