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Oregon Coast Pyrosomes Continue To Multiply

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The invasion of the pyrosomes, gelatinous, translucent tube-like creatures ranging in size from less than an inch to a foot or more, continues in force off the coast of Oregon for a second year, baffling scientists.

Making Homes Resistant To Wildfire May Be Cheaper Than We Thought

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Homes mixed in with forests are a big complication for managing wildfires. But experts say keeping those homes from burning could be cheaper and simpler than previously thought.

There's A Cure For Hepatitis C, But Oregon Limits Access

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The opioid epidemic is spreading a virus: hepatitis C. A new class of drugs can cure it. But the state of Oregon limits who can get them.

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Seattle Suburbs To Get Private Airport Terminal As SeaTac Busts Its Seams

The Everett airport's first passenger terminal bets travelers in Seattle's expanding suburbs will use it for short-haul trips instead of fighting traffic and long lines at SeaTac.

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Health Officials Want You To Prepare For Wildfire Smoke Now

For some people with heart and lung problems, wildfire smoke can be especially unhealthy and sometimes deadly. Experts say people can prepare for smoky air by buying an air filtration system.

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Portland City Council Vote Set On Central City 2035 Plan

The City Council is scheduled to tentatively vote on a growth plan for downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods on Wednesday, April 25.

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Judge Hears From Angry Public On Portland Police Use Of Force Settlement

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon heard Thursday morning from frustrated and angry members of the public over how the Portland Police Bureau interacts with its constituents.

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Oregon Education Admin Fired After Harassment, Bullying Complaints

The Oregon Department of Education has fired a high-ranking administrator amid complaints about alleged bullying and harassment of colleagues and questions about his legislative agenda.


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