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(AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson) 

Adult dancers in Washington state are fighting for statewide worker protections that advocates say would be the most comprehensive in the U.S. They would require at least one dedicated security guard at each club as well as employee training on preventing sexual harassment and assault. 

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Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek (AP Photo/Jenny Kane) 

The boycott ground the Capitol to a halt for a record six weeks and disqualified 10 GOP senators from seeking reelection. Democratic Gov. Tina Kotek says she has been in contact with Republicans and doesn't expect policy differences to erupt like last year.

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State Senate Majority Leader Kate Lieber (D-Portland) 

Substance abuse treatment providers, community advocates troubled by proposed changes to Measure 110.

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Damian Lillard with his children (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson) 

The eight-time All-Star will play his first game back in Portland on Wednesday night since he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason. The Blazers have struggled without Lillard in the lineup.

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Attorney Karen Koehler (Kevin Clark/The Seattle Times via AP) 

Seattle officers used aggressive techniques to disperse the crowds, including flash-bang grenades, foam-tipped projectiles and “blast balls” that explode and emit pepper gas. Plaintiffs' lawyer Karen Koehler says the lawsuit was a response to “shameful behavior” by the city. 

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Victor Trillo Jr. 

Students at Parkrose High find mentorship, opportunities alongside others who understand. 

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Dr. Clarice Bailey 

Theater Co-founder returns to PassinArt.

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(Photo by Julie Keefe) 

Hundreds attend to honor and continue the message of Dr. King.

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Washington state lawmakers will consider a proposal to prohibit police from hog-tying suspects. nearly four years after Manuel Ellis, a 33-year-old Black man died facedown with his hands and feet cuffed together behind him. Democratic Sen. Yasmin Trudeau has sponsored the bill, saying she doesn’t want anyone else to experience the “dehumanization” Ellis faced before his death. The measure is set to go before a Senate committee Monday

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(Brian Hayes/The News Tribune via AP, Pool, File) 

Ellis was a 33-year-old Black man who was shocked, beaten and restrained facedown on a sidewalk as he pleaded for breath. The police department on Tuesday announced findings that the officers did not violate the use-of-force policy that was in effect at the time. 

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