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A commercial fire fueled by wood chip piles at a paper mill in southwest Washington is worsening air quality in the Portland area.

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The bodies of four women began appearing in wooded areas in northwest Oregon in February. Prosecutors dropped a bombshell, saying they are linked and “at least one person of interest” has been identified.

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State biologists believe the cougar ventured to Haystack Rock at low tide Saturday night to hunt birds, a behavior they have not previously witnessed at that site.

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Though a relatively new building, the former The Skanner offices hosted many chapters in the history of Black health care and community aid.

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A federal judge has ruled Oregon’s voter-approved gun control measure — one of the toughest in the nation — is constitutional. U.S. District Judge Karin Immergut ruled that banning large capacity magazines and requiring a permit to purchase a gun falls in line with “the nation’s history and tradition of regulating uniquely dangerous features of weapons and firearms to protect public safety,”

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JaVonne Williams, director of student and parent services at Self Enhancement Inc. 

Self Enhancement Inc. continues to refine its five-week summer program to help Black students succeed in between semesters.

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Like many states around the country, Oregon has grappled with a surge in opioid overdose deaths. In Portland, the county seat, police this year have investigated more than 130 overdose deaths — many of them fueled by fentanyl

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In 2019, as Sotomayor traveled the country to promote her new children’s book, “Just Ask!,” library and community college officials in Portland, Oregon, jumped at the chance to host an event.

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The Skanner newspaper was produced from this location for more than two decades.

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Darcelle XV 

For over five decades, Darcelle XV enchanted audiences with dazzling performances, infectious energy, and a powerful message of acceptance and inclusivity.

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