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A rundown of the day's top Portland and Oregon headlines from The Oregonian/OregonLive.

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    Black population continues to shrink in North, Northeast Portland

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 4:32

    TriMet ends training deal with former who was involved in wrongful arrest. COVID hospitalizations expected to decline in Oregon. Peacock Lane Christmas lights return to Portland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Thanksgiving travel expected to be twice as heavy as 2020's figures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 3:04

    1 dead following shooting in NE Portland. Portland Timbers square off in semifinal clash against Colorado. State parks are free in Oregon and Washington on Friday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oregon pulls outdoor mask mandate, effective immediately

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 3:29

    Christine Drazen, Republican leader in Oregon's House, is running for governor. Man charged with murder following shootout, SE Portland standoff. The Oregonian/OregonLive's restaurant guide drops soon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland's next sanctioned homeless village coming to west side

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 3:51

    Aloha man allegedly took backhoe on 30-mile joyride. Heat dome led to tree harm, scientists said. Oregon surpasses 5,000 COVID-19 death toll See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Investment adviser promoted by KATU-TV accused of defrauding elderly clients

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 4:50

    Most Oregonians 18 and older are eligible for COVID booster shots. Inflation eats into oregonians' wage growth. Oregon Ducks fall out of top 10 after beatdown administered by Utah. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    State Sen. Betsy Johnson rakes in more than $2 million for governor's race

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 3:48

    Portland will spend $500,000 on benches to prevent homeless camping on Laurelhurst sidewalks. Donavan LaBella sues federal government for excessive force. Oregon State Parks will spend $50 million in upgrades over next two years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Victims speak out about Portland carjackings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 4:55

    Oregon lawmakers will consider bill to retroactively toss out more than 1,000 past felony cases. Oregonians will get another kicker check in 2024. Eat a bunch of crab to save crabs, scientists say. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oregon commission will vote on stricter emissions rules for trucks, large vehicles

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 4:10

    Springfield man charged with federal hate crime after attacking gay man. Oregon unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent. Oregonian recipes for Thanksgiving for meat eaters and vegans alike. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Multiple deadly crashes in Portland in recent days a city approaches traffic death record

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 4:18

    Portland police, firefighters were preparing to leave scene shortly before officer fatally shot suicidal man on meth who rushed him. Oregon economists project strong job growth in Portland, Bend. Portland gets a baseball...store downtown. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oregon, anticipating shortfall in funds, will stop taking rent assistance applications in December

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 3:05

    New Portland police gun violence prevention team won't be on street until early 2022. Burgerville union, management reach contract agreement. Portland school board delays vote on student COVID-19 vaccine mandate for at least six months. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland's powerful chamber of commerce abruptly cancels in-person meeting after advocates reserve table

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 4:40

    Dutch Bros focuses on Texas, Oklahoma as it eyes big expansions. Judges are some of the most vaccinates state employees. Portland could vote to double staffing on homeless camp cleaning program. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    ACLU, NAACP call for civil rights investigation into Vancouver and Clark County law enforcement agencies

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 4:08

    Portland will sell historic flour mill site on Willamette River after failed development plans. Expensify hits NASDAQ, breaking 17-year cold streak for Portland tech firms. Wet weather could bring flooding, mudslides to Northwest Oregon, Southwest Washington. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oregon will see more than $1 billion from federal infrastructure package

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 3:42

    New details on TriMet shooting this summer revealed during court hearing. OSU men's soccer sits stop the NCAA rankings for first time. Gregory Gourdet's first restaurant will open in Portland next year. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Amelia Gray, Oregon's new polar bear, is on stage at the zoo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 3:23

    Nicholas Kristof leads in early Oregon gubernatorial fundraising. Oregon's COVID cases drop to lowest point since early August. Oregon State fires defensive coordinator mid-season as season hits rough patch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland has fewer cops now than any point in past 30 years

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 3:12

    Prisoners meet one-on-one with Gov. Brown amid commutation push. Oregonians' march back to the office has nearly halted. Oregon's 5- to 11-year-olds receive first COVID vaccine doses. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland parents call for more control, intervention at Roseway Heights Middle School

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 4:25

    3 men arrested in suspected assault on transgender woman in Corvallis. Intel will allow most employees to work hybrid schedules. Kaiser Permanente nurses plan Nov. 15 strike. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    330,000 Oregon kids are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 3:37

    Portland mayor wants to hire 200 cops,100 unarmed ‘specialists.' Portland expands its mental health and paramedic response team to respond at night. Lincoln County votes to limit vacation rentals. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland seeks more control over which homes, neighborhoods are deemed historic

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 3:34

    Fish die-off on Oregon beach not a sign of climate change, officials say. Portland registers another homicide, this time in Lloyd District. Lillard's shooting woes continue, but superstar Blazer undeterred. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lender will foreclose on Lloyd Center Mall, redevelop it

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 3:51

    The Dalles sues The Oregonian to prevent release of Google's water deal. Portland and Multnomah County to spend $40 million in surplus taxes on homeless people. Thorns name Karina LeBlanc as new general manager See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Many employers granted vaccine exceptions to every worker who asked

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 3:12

    Huge changes to SE Portland school boundaries under consideration. Oregonians are quitting their jobs in droves. Oregon Health & Science University to launch $650 million expansion See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland Mayor wants to rehire 25 retired police officers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 3:58


    Amazon contractors in Oregon sue, seek $15 million over ‘unsafe,' ‘unreasonable' driving conditions. More than 40 percent of state workers on leave for failing to get COVID vaccine are corrections workers. Jonathan Smith and Mario Cristobal on watchlist for NCAA coach of the year award. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Sens. Wyden, Merkley call for federal investigation of Chemawa Indian School

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 4:43

    Terry Bean's lawyers push to have sex abuse case dismissed, citing lead detective's biases. Nicholas Kristof formally launches gubernatorial campaign. Little Beast Brewing in SE Portland adds Lawless Barbeque to the menu. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Google gets more tax breaks for its data centers in The Dalles

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 4:12

    Portland man told police he was high on meth when he shot, killed 2 people. More PPS students grabbing free lunches, particularly at wealthier schools. Oregon-born condors fly free in Arizona See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Half of all shootings in Portland since 2019 happened east of 82nd Avenue

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 5:12

    6 former UO women athletes alleged body shaming in track and field program. Oregon's drug decriminalization measure off to spotty start. 18 year old dies in motorcycle crash in SE Portland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland man arrested and charged in double homicide in Old Town apartment

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 3:37

    Tens of thousands lose power in Portland, NW Oregon due to heavy winds, rain. Trader Joe's opening in SW Portland this week. Ducks, Beavers win and remain tied for Pac-12 North lead See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oregon's COVID dead toll is higher than we've been told

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 3:40

    Intel sees stocks plunge following CEO's new comeback plan. Portland roofing company gets biggest DEQ fine in history. Damian Lillard makes NBA's 75 greatest players list. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    More than half of Oregon prisoners convicted of crimes as juveniles could get out early under governor's plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 5:12

    Washington sees more than 1800 state workers retire, resign or fired following vaccine deadline. Oregon doled out more than twice as many ‘religious exemptions' than Washington. Private donors funding another new building for University of Oregon football. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oregon state worker accidentally sends vaccination status to The Oregonian

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 3:41

    Portland finally identifies homicide victim 11 days later. Unemployment rate dips to 4.7 percent, nearly historic low. Trail Blazers tip off season against Sacramento as Lillard reaffirms desire to stay in Portland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oregon sees big increase in Death With Dignity use in 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 3:46

    Third person dies months after July 4th apartment fire in Portland. Oregon to see first tech IPO since 2004. Oregon expected to hit herd immunity against Delta variant in late December See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oregon's vaccine mandate kicks in Oct. 18 for thousands of workers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 3:20

    Rent assistance delays leave thousands of Oregon renters on brink of eviction. Portland's construction crane count has dropped by nearly half. Gresham firefighter running the Boston Marathon helps save life See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    FBI issues $25,000 reward in downtown shooting at food carts.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 3:55

    Family of woman who died in heat wave files lawsuit citing negligence. Portland Thorns tape over controversial sponsor's logo. Portland Public Schools to boost pay for some bus drivers by up to $6 an hour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland experiments with nonprofit to curtail influx of low-risk 911 calls for firefighters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 4:24


    Portland will no longer host NWSL championship game as fallout continues from former Thorns' coach scandal. Larry Miller, former Portland Trail Blazers executive, reveals he killed a man as a teenager. Salt & Straw is expanding to Eugene, Beaverton. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Oregonians will get 17% kicker credit in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 3:42


    Nicholas Kristof takes step toward running for governor of Oregon. Family of woman who died of rare blood clot tied to J&J vaccine thanks supporters. Former Nike athlete files $20 million lawsuit against the company, Alberto Salazar See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Kaiser nurses, employees authorize strike in Portland region

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 4:30

    Teen shot, injured outside Dollar Tree in Gresham. Employment Department finally fixes phones, 19 months after crisis started. Trail Blazers land ESPN's Neil Everett for halftime show -- on the road See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland marijuana production blunder sent 3 to emergency room

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 3:46

    Oregon temporarily drops college degree requirement for substitute teachers. Portland sees record revenue windfall as city leaders prep for fall budget fight. New car-free bridge installed in Portland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan falsely claimed UO shuttered downtown campus due to safety concerns.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 3:19

    3 former Trail Blazers, 1 current assistant coach, indicted in alleged defrauding scheme for NBA benefits. Oregon Ducks star running back is out for the season. Interstate 84 will close this weekend as crews install bike and pedestrian bridge. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland scraps homeless village because it was planned for flood zone

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 4:01

    COVID vaccines prevented 1,500 new infections among Oregon seniors, 200 deaths. Gypsy Jokers biker gang racketeering, murder trial declared a mistrial after judge contracts COVID. NBA leaders rank Lillard league's second best point guard, one of top closers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland's program to send mental health workers and paramedics instead of cops gets good reviews

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 4:16

    Democratic lawmaker from Lake Oswego who chaired redistricting appears to be running for Congress. Proud Boy founded guilty of assault, menacing. Nora will get a companion at the Oregon Zoo. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Effort to recall Portland mayor headed for failure

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 3:32

    COVID cases fall for fifth straight week. Gordon Sondland and Katy Durant file for divorce. One of Portland's iconic restaurants, Paley's Place, will close this fall See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Legacy Health puts nearly 800 employees on unpaid leave for failing to comply with vaccination policy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 3:16

    DHS compiled intelligence reports on protesters arrested in Portland without legal justification, report finds. Kindergarten enrollment in Portland Public Schools way down again. Whitman Elementary becomes first Portland Public Schools to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing program. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Gresham home linked to slew of gang shootings in Portland, gun trafficking

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 4:24

    New group targets elected conservatives as ‘villains' of the pandemic. BiMart is getting out of the pharmacy business. PPS reports 87 percent of staff fully vaccinated. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Portland finally ramping up Clean Energy Fund spending after years of delays

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 4:40

    Yamhill woman was one of injured passengers on Amtrak that derailed in Montana. Portland company faces federal scrutiny for allegedly failing to accommodate deaf job applicant. Oregon and Washington reopen chinook season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Vancouver's waterfront nets big corporate fish

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 4:29

    More than 400,000 Oregonians identify as having more than 1 race. FedEx customers see major delays as staffing crisis. Up to 7 inches of snow expected on Mount Hood, Cascades. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Redistricting plan passes through Salem after enough Republicans return to hold vote

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 4:20

    DEA issues rare warning for surge in fentanyl-laced pills. September now the third deadliest COVID month in Oregon. Razor clamming approved in Clatsop County.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Grand jury finds no criminal wrongdoing by Portland police officer who fatally shot Robert Delgado

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 3:24

    More than 94,000 unemployed Oregonians lost weekly benefits in September. Consumers got high after Cannabis manufacturer Select mixed up THC and CBD products. Portland school board will consider vaccine mandate for students 12 and up See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Man who walked through downtown Portland with an airsoft rifle pleads guilty to menacing charge

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 4:41

    Portland police report 7 shootings in 1 day. More than 75% of Portland employees who are required to be vaccinated are inoculated. Washington's Stonehenge replica added to National Register of Historic Places. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Grand Ronde tribe celebrates demolition at Oregon City Mill as they reclaim Willamette Falls

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 4:28

    Portland turns to PSU students to boost economy downtown, offers gift cards, subsidized jobs. Portland man arrested on murder charges tied to downtown stabbing. PSU football coach buys more than 2,000 beers for fans See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Union state workers get six more weeks to comply with Gov. Brown's vaccine mandate

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 3:46

    Washington prosecutor declines to file charges on Reinoehl shooting but calls for federal review. OSU sees secondary, season ticket market dry up; officials say vaccine policy listed as reason. Many COVID numbers keep declining but deaths have not subsided See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Newberg elementary school staffer wore blackface to school

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 4:24

    Portland eyes Expo Center for RV campsite for homeless folks. COVID cases drop for third straight week in Oregon. Malika Andrews, UP grad, nets new NBA Today show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    More than 9,000 Oregon tenants have been waiting more than 2 months for rent assistance

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 3:49

    TriMet faces driver shortage. Mayor calls for more money to rehire retired Portland police officers. Nabisco workers vote to end strike that began in Portland See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oregon's second largest high school suspends in-person classes due to COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 4:01

    Portland construction giant who built Vista Ridge tunnel, Moda Center, others dies. Albany man arrested, charged with threatening public official over COVID-19 vaccine. Portland Thorns gain 3 points without playing a match. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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