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After voting down a bill last month to keep drug possession illegal and boost services for people struggling with addiction, Washington lawmakers are entering a special legislative session to find a compromise

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The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of the western parts of both Oregon and Washington. The weather service says the temperature at Portland International Airport on Saturday reached 93, breaking a record set in 1973

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Republican Sen. David Brock Smith enters the Senate chambers prior to a Senate session at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore., Thursday, May 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman) 

The boycott has delayed action by the majority Democrats on gun safety, abortion rights and gender-affirming health care bills.

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State senators, representatives question why marginalized communities must shoulder city office’s budget shortfall. (This story has been updated.)

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Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill honoring a therapod fossil discovered in 2012 at Sucia Island State Park in Washington's San Juan Islands. 

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill honoring a therapod fossil discovered in 2012 at Sucia Island State Park in Washington's San Juan Islands

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A walkout by most Republicans in the Oregon Senate aimed at delaying action on gun safety, abortion rights and gender-affirming health care bills extended to a fifth day Sunday. The Legislature was adjourned until Monday because a quorum could not be reached

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American bars and restaurants gear up every year for Cinco de Mayo, offering special deals on Mexican food and alcoholic drinks for the May 5 holiday that is barely celebrated south of the border. Come celebrate the right way at Portland's 36th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

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Senate Majority Leader Kate Lieber sits for an interview at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore., Thursday, May 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman) 

Republicans blocking bills about abortion, gun control and gender-affirming healthcare in Oregon this week are basing their boycott on an obscure, 44-year-old state law that requires bill summaries to be written at the reading level of an 8th- or 9th-grader.

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Photographer Ivan McClellan in Rowena Crest, Oregon. 

Eight Seconds Juneteenth Rodeo promotes vibrant Black cowboy culture.

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Gov. Jay Inslee is calling lawmakers back to work after they rejected a bill setting out a new statewide drug policy — a development that has put the state on the brink of decriminalizing possession of fentanyl and other drugs

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