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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Claire:

Pacific Northwest braces for unusually early heat wave threatening to break records

An unusually early heat wave is expected to start Saturday and last through Monday in parts of the Pacific Northwest → Read More

Oregon Republicans stay home ahead of abortion, guns votes

Republican state senators in Oregon haven't shown up to work, denying the Democrats who control the chamber a quorum and casting doubt on planned votes later this week on legislation pertaining to gun control, abortion rights and gender-affirming health care → Read More

Oregon lawmakers approve $200M for housing, homelessness

Oregon lawmakers have approved $200 million to tackle the state's homelessness and housing crises → Read More

Oregon lawmakers aim to mandate climate change lessons in public schools

Oregon lawmakers are aiming to make the state the second in the nation to mandate climate change lessons for K-12 public school students. → Read More

Winter storms ravage US from California to northern plains

The storms have trapped drivers on icy roads, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and grounded hundreds of flights. → Read More

Oregon bill would require law enforcement officers to have 2 years of higher education

An Oregon lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require law enforcement officers to complete at least two years of higher education. → Read More

2nd Amendment sanctuary measure overturned in Oregon

An Oregon court has ruled that local governments in the state can’t declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and ban police from enforcing certain gun laws → Read More

2nd Amendment sanctuary measure overturned in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Local governments in Oregon can’t declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and ban police from enforcing certain gun laws, a state appeals court decided Wednesday, in the first court case filed over a concept that hundreds of U.S. counties have adopted in recent years. The measure in question, which was approved in […] → Read More

Oregon joins debate over police education requirements

An Oregon lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require police officers to complete at least two years of education beyond high school → Read More

Oregon joins debate over police education requirements

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Amid a renewed nationwide focus on police qualifications following the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, an Oregon lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require law enforcement officers to complete at least two years of higher education. Police departments have wrestled for years with officer education requirements. Many say that raising […] → Read More

Oregon pins hopes on mass timber to boost housing, jobs

In Oregon, mass timber is increasingly being viewed as a construction material that could help the state build more affordable homes and revive rural logging towns → Read More

Oregon pins hopes on mass timber to boost housing, jobs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Inside a warehouse at the industrial Port of Portland lies what some believe could be the answer to Oregon’s housing crisis — a prototype of an affordable housing unit m… → Read More

Oregon pins hopes on mass timber to boost housing, jobs

Inside a warehouse at the industrial Port of Portland lies what some believe could be the answer to Oregon's housing crisis — a prototype of an affordable housi → Read More

'Here again': Abortion activists rally 50 years after Roe

Women's marches demanding the protection of abortion rights drew thousands of people to the streets across the country on Sunday → Read More

Women's marches draw thousands on 50th anniversary of Roe

Women's marches demanding the protection of abortion rights drew thousands of people to the streets across the country on Sunday → Read More

Women’s marches to draw thousands on 50th anniversary of Roe

Organizers said they are now focusing on states after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe in June unleashed a flurry of abortion restrictions and near-total bans in more than a dozen states. → Read More

Women’s marches to draw thousands on 50th anniversary of Roe

Organizers said they are now focusing on states after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe in June unleashed a flurry of abortion restrictions and near-total bans in more than a dozen states. → Read More

Women’s marches to draw thousands on 50th anniversary of Roe

Organizers said they are now focusing on states after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe in June unleashed a flurry of abortion restrictions and near-total bans in more than a dozen states. → Read More

Women’s marches to draw thousands on 50th anniversary of Roe

Organizers said they are now focusing on states after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe in June unleashed a flurry of abortion restrictions and near-total bans in more than a dozen states. → Read More

Women’s marches to draw thousands on 50th anniversary of Roe

Organizers said they are now focusing on states after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe in June unleashed a flurry of abortion restrictions and near-total bans in more than a dozen states. → Read More