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‘The lifelines and backbones of most rural communities’: Facing threats from climate change, irrigation districts look to modernize
Some of Oregon's irrigation canals date back to the 1800s, and they're inefficient for farmers and the environment alike. But upgrades don't come cheap.
Some Multnomah County commissioners displeased with proposed replacement for Portland's long-shuttered sobering center
Instead of a sobering center for first responders to drop off people in a drug or mental health crisis, the county is moving to build up after-care options.
'I’m a third-class punching bag': Homeless people sue Portland over daytime camping ban
The city of Portland plans to enforce the ban in the coming weeks, but the Oregon Law Center hopes to have a judge block it before that happens.
Tiny invasive beetle could spell trouble for Oregon’s iconic oak trees
There are still many questions to be answered, but experts are hoping a vigilant public will help them keep the insects from spreading.
Liberal and conservative groups alike want to overturn an Oregon case that provided homeless people with some protections
What do the city of Portland, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and a conservative think tank have in common? They all want the Supreme Court to overturn a landmark case.
Portland Commissioner Rene Gonzalez wants a public health emergency declared for drug use and overdoses
Here's what Oregon officials have planned for their Measure 110 trip to Portugal | Worth Your Time
With Oregon's water sources dwindling, irrigation districts are feeling the pressure to modernize
Oregon's aging irrigation systems are wasting water | The Story | Oct. 3, 2023
Providence Park's lineage includes a greyhound racing track and a 1920s venue | Digging for Old
A downtown Portland security guard's daily odyssey | Worth Your Time
An Oregon city's appeal on homelessness to the US Supreme Court | Your Thoughts
Homeless Portlanders sue the city to block enforcement of daytime camping ban
'I am disgusted by this proposal': Fiery rhetoric surrounds Multnomah County vote on $62M for homeless services
The vote Thursday came after months of heated discussion and delays — leaving commissioners neither entirely sold on the plan nor pleased with how they got there.
Target to close 3 locations in Portland, citing theft and 'organized retail crime'
Target announced that it's closing nine locations across the U.S. effective Oct. 21, including the Portland Galleria, Powell and Hollywood stores.
Trial in Harney County over gun control law Measure 114 comes to a close, pending a decision
A Harney County judge says he'll make his decision in the coming weeks. Voters approved Measure 114 in November, but it's been mired in legal challenges.
Portland and Multnomah County commissioners hold summit to discuss Joint Office of Homeless Services
A third-party audit released Friday expanded on earlier findings, noting a lack of clear "strategies, vision and measurable outcomes" in the county-helmed office.
City of Portland plans to use AI to answer all non-emergency calls starting in October
The city's Bureau of Emergency Communications just finished its final test of the AI software. It hopes the technology will help reduce long call wait times.
Drug decriminalization would go up in smoke under proposed Measure 110 'fix,' but that's not all
The Coalition to Fix and Improve Measure 110 aims to do precisely that, according to backers. Here's a look at the fine print in their two initiatives.
‘Living laboratories’: Volunteer anglers reel in data as scientists study Oregon's marine reserves
The waters of Oregon's marine reserves are off-limits for anglers, but a select group got the chance to fish in the protected areas last week.
Heated commission meeting yields little progress in how Multnomah County should spend $62M meant for homeless services
The commissioners were scheduled to vote on how to spend $62 million next week. County Chair Jessica Vega Pederson postponed that to allow for more discussion.
How different will Portland's government be in 2025? Here's what we know
Under the new system, deputy city administrators will oversee five departments, not unlike commissioners' current bureau portfolios — but there are key distinctions.
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