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(Photo courtesy Willamette University) 

Margaret Carter was the commencement speaker for Willamette University's Salem undergraduate commencement ceremony

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Seven food carts offer up unusual, high-quality fare in southeast.

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Seattle, Washington 

Bryan Sparks, 42, was indicted for the fraud scheme in November 2021 and pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in January. He was also ordered on Tuesday to pay more than $1 million in restitution.

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Oregon State Capitol 

The walkout, which began on May 3 ostensibly because bill summaries weren't written at an eighth grade level as required by a long-forgotten law, has derailed progress on hundreds of bills

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Rep. Paul Holvey 

One of Oregon’s largest labor unions says it’s going to try to oust a Democratic state lawmaker who has been a longtime labor ally.

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Governor Tina Kotek 

Kotek’s letter comes after lawmakers and policy experts have spent over than a year crafting the legislation. Some public defense leaders say Kotek’s request for the changes would force them to oppose a bill they otherwise support.

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Artists bring community-centered approach to their artwork across libraries

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A campaign sign urging people to vote "Yes" on Measure 26-210, which would approve taxes on personal income and business profits to raise $2.5 billion over a decade to fight homelessness, is displayed near an upscale home in Portland, Ore., on May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File) 

Oregon's reputation for political harmony is being tested as a Republican walkout in the state Senate continues for a third week. The boycott could derail hundreds of bills and approval of a biennial state budget.

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(Photo/ Maximillian Conacher) 

Five major U.S. cities including Seattle will receive federal help to get unsheltered residents into permanent housing under a new plan launched Thursday as part of the Biden administration's larger goal to reduce homelessness 25% by 2025.

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The Blacksmith by artist Jeremy Okai Davis depicts Oregon Black pioneer Ben Johnson. 

Portland-based painter’s heavily researched series brings early Oregon trailblazers to life.

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