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Oregon’s scores on the SAT college entrance exam continue to outpace the national average. More Oregon students are taking the SAT college entrance exam, and scores continue to outpace the national average. The context for Tuesday's scores is complicated.

Burlington Mourns Mass Shooting

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The people of Burlington have left an array of flowers, balloons and handwritten posters outside the small-town mall that is the site of America’s latest mass shooting.

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Prosecutors today charged 20-year-old Arcan Cetin with five counts of first-degree murder in Friday’s mass shooting in Burlington.

Wildfires: It’s Not All Bad

Sep 26, 2016
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After two devastating years of fires in the Northwest, it seems fire season brings only destruction. In 2014 and 2015 alone, more than half a million acres burned. But wildfires do have an upside.

Burlington Suspect To Have Court Hearing As Community Mourns

Sep 26, 2016
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The man suspected of fatally shooting five people on Friday at a Burlington shopping mall is scheduled to have his first court appearance today.

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Gun rights advocates say Friday night's deadly shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington is an example of why law-abiding citizens should consider arming themselves and why malls and businesses shouldn't ban firearms on the premises.

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If a group that rallied at the state capitol in Salem Thursday has its way, Oregon lawmakers will take up two major pieces of legislation designed to improve rights for renters next year.

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Parents in Washington state may notice another measurement along with their students’ state test scores. The student growth percentile (SGP) is meant to compare a child’s learning to their peers, but critics say it may not work.

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Oregon election officials say they’re getting complaints from voters over a letter informing them of their registration status. The letters are from the D.C. based Voter Participation Center. They say the recipient is not registered, and attached pre-filled registration forms are outdated or inaccurate. 

Informant's Tip Leads To Malheur Arrests

Sep 21, 2016
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An informant tipped off the Oregon State Police, leading to the arrests of Malheur occupation leaders last January. That information came out Wednesday in federal court in Portland.

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The head of Washington’s training academy for police officers says she’s open to changing the state’s deadly force law. Current law protects officers from prosecution unless they act in bad faith and with malice.

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A meeting of Washington state and British Columbian business and political leaders has resulted in two agreements. As Craig McCulloch reports from Vancouver, British Columbia, one of those agreements hopes to speed up treatments for cancer.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Drops Trump Support

Sep 20, 2016
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In a sudden about-face, Oregon's Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce says he is dropping his support for Donald Trump.

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Editor's note: This story was written by a Northwest Public Radio listener as part of our "Walking Washington's History" series. We asked listeners to take one of ten historical walks in a book of the same name by Judy Bentley. Stories are have been edited minimally to preserve the writer's experiences, and all photos were provided by the participants.

Flu Death Leads To Reminder About Flu Shot

Sep 20, 2016
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A man in his 50's recently died from the flu virus in Spokane County. This has prompted the Washington Department of Health to remind people that a flu shot is still the best protection against the flu virus.

USFWS Fish Biologist Testifies At Malheur Trial

Sep 19, 2016
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At the Malheur occupiers’ trial this morning, jurors heard from US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Linda Beck. Beck is an important prosecution witness.

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The last member of the Sinixt tribe in Canada passed away in 1953. The Canadian government deemed the tribe “extinct” and reclaimed their land. But a case against a Washington man in a British Columbia Court that begins today could bring the tribe back to life. 

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The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled the City of Eugene must publicly release documents from a police investigation into the conduct of officers who used a stun gun to subdue a protester in 2008. The decision could have implications for future cases involving suspected police misconduct.

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A federal judge has denied a request for a mistrial from Ammon Bundy’s attorney in the refuge occupation trial. Marcus Mumford said the answers of two prosecution witnesses weren’t what he described as quote-- “responsive”.

Refuge Manager Testifies Thursday in Occupation Trial

Sep 16, 2016
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Jurors at the Malheur occupation trial heard testimony from refuge manager Chad Karges for several hours Thursday. Karges described how the refuge appeared before the occupation and after the occupiers had left.

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It’s been 8 years in the making, but Washington State finally has a rule that places limits on carbon pollution from its largest sources. It comes in response to reduction targets on greenhouse gas emissions first called for by the legislature in 2008. Starting next year, regulators at the Department of Ecology are requiring large industrial emitters to gradually reduce their carbon emissions over time. The rule will cover industries including power plants, oil refineries, fuel distributors, pulp and paper mills and others.

Ammon Bundy Appears In Jail Scrubs

Sep 15, 2016
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As the Malheur occupation trial resumed this morning in downtown Portland, defendant Ammon Bundy was no longer dressed in the brown suit he’s worn so far. Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Conrad Wilson says Bundy appeared in jail scrubs. Bundy’s lawyer told the court that his client wanted to be seen   “as he is — a political prisoner.”  That led Judge Anna Brown to give jurors some special directions.

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Transporting crude oil is controversial. The Northwest has seen a number of efforts to put a halt on oil trains carrying Bakken crude from the heartland to the coast.

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Polls are showing that Oregon voters aren't rallying around either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. While Clinton is expected to win the state, her campaign is struggling to attract Democrats who voted for Bernie Sanders in the May primary. Clinton and Trump aren't the only presidential candidates on the Oregon ballot this fall.

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Opening statements begin Tuesday for the seven people accused of conspiring to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Here's what to expect:

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The Oregon legislature passed the bill, which appropriates 10 million dollars in tuition grants for residents freshly graduated from high school or its equivalent. Candidates must also be pursuing a degree or certificate from any community college within the state.

Opening Arguments Begin In Refuge Occupation Case

Sep 13, 2016
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Opening arguments began Monday for seven people accused of conspiring to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The government and defense teams will be explaining to the jury how the evidence supports their case.

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In an order today, U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown ruled evidence from Facebook would be allowed in the trial for those accused of conspiring to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Walking Washington's History: Apples And Architecture In Yakima

Sep 12, 2016
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Editor's note: This story was written by a Northwest Public Radio listener as part of our "Walking Washington's History" series. We asked listeners to take one of ten historical walks in a book of the same name by Judy Bentley. Stories are have been edited minimally to preserve the writer's experiences, and all photos were provided by the participants.

Jurors Known By Numbers For Malheur Trial

Sep 9, 2016
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Jury selection is continuing today for the Malheur occupiers’ trial. By the end of the day Friday, the court expects to have twelve jurors and eight alternates in place to hear opening arguments next week. OPB’s Conrad Wilson says their names are kept under wraps

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