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Past articles by Brad:

Gov. Brown lifts many mask requirements for fully vaccinated Oregonians

Fully vaccinated Oregonians can ditch their face masks in most public settings, Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday, bringing the state in line with new federal guidance on the ubiquitous mainstays of ... → Read More

Oregon initially said 500,000 people had been evacuated because of wildfires. The numbers didn’t add up

Gov. Kate Brown said the number is about 40,000. → Read More

OSU COVID-19 testing study estimates 2 in 1,000 Corvallis residents have coronavirus

A new study by university researchers indicates the spread of coronavirus in Corvallis is not rampant even as key details remain a mystery. → Read More

Hundreds of Oregonians likely infected with coronavirus, state health officer says

A casino worker in far northeast Umatilla County has tested positive. The state's first two cases were a Portland-area school employee and a "household contact" of that person. → Read More

Oregon hires $200-an-hour PR firm for childcare regulator

The state Office of Child Care doesn't have an in-house public relations official, so it's receiving help from a Washington, D.C., firm. → Read More

Dueling Portland rallies end without major violence, but police intervene

Tensions ran high just nine days after police arrested a known extremist accused of killing two men. → Read More

Portland faces another fight over proposed homeless shelter

A group of business interests filed notice that they'll challenge a homeless shelter at the city's Terminal 1 property. → Read More

Wapato jail as homeless shelter? County commissioner calls for vote

Loretta Smith wants the county board to review costs of using a never-used jail as a homeless shelter. → Read More

Portland mayor wants to extend 'housing emergency' by 3 years

Mayor Charlie Hales' proposal heads to the City Council at 2 p.m. Wednesday. → Read More

Attorney files lawsuit over Portland's proposed homeless shelter

At issue: whether Portland's plan will deprive the city's sewer bureau from getting fair value for its property. → Read More

Is Terminal 1 safe for homeless shelter? Depends, says DEQ

"Direct exposure to soil presents a higher risk than we previously determined," DEQ said Thursday. → Read More

Portland offered as little as $1,000 for snake-bitten Centennial Mills

Officials have been trying to find a developer for the waterfront site since 2008. → Read More

Developers offer up to $10 million for property eyed for homeless shelter

Costco wants to open a new store in Northwest Portland. → Read More

Portland building owners could have 10 to 25 years to brace for earthquake

City officials are considering new seismic requirements for owners of unreinforced masonry buildings. → Read More

Portland to sell Pearl District property for apartments

The city's urban renewal agency owns about 2 acres underneath the west end of the Broadway Bridge. → Read More

Ted Wheeler is naming his mayoral team and using union money to pay them

City money won't be available until November, but Portland's mayor-elect wants to get some key staffers on board now. → Read More

Portland gives massive homeless shelter green light, but lawsuit looms

Attorney John DiLorenzo said he'll sue if Portland doesn't pay full price for property controlled by the city's sewer bureau. → Read More

Portland City Council gives greenlight to huge homeless shelter

A 3-2 vote will pave the way for developer Homer Williams' shelter proposal. → Read More

Why Portland wants to greenlight homeless shelter now, get details later

City leaders are placing their trust in developer Homer Williams. → Read More

Portland blows timeline to set price for affordable-housing land

Officials said they'd lock in a price by July for property owned by the Zidell family. → Read More