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The disclosure of the presence of lead in the drinking water at several public schools in Portland could have statewide implications. But it's not yet clear what the state will do.

DoveLewis Animal Hospital

DoveLewis Animal Hospital in Portland was scheduled to euthanize 10-year-old Sheltie Ollie after a week of quickly deteriorating health. But the discovery of a small tick saved the dog’s life.

 

His owners had taken a trip to the Umpqua River, but noticed after their return that Ollie became increasingly lethargic. Soon, he  couldn’t even eat without being hand fed.

 

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Students from Portland high schools and colleges marched Monday to protest a banner hung in Forest Grove, Oregon last week. That banner suggested the United States should “build a wall” along the border with Mexico.

Portland Has The Country's Fastest Growing Home Values

Mar 29, 2016
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Portland’s home values are the fast growing in the country.

According to a report released Tuesday, home values appreciated nearly 12 percent from last January to this January.

More Rain On The Way For Portland-Vancouver Area

Dec 8, 2015
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The Portland-Vancouver metro area saw as much as four inches of rain Monday, and more is on the way.

Greenpeace Protesters Dangle From Portland Bridge

Jul 29, 2015
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Greenpeace activists are hanging from the St John’s Bridge in Portland. They’re attempting to block passage of an Ice Breaker ship chartered by the Shell Oil Company. 

Portland Now Generating Hydropower In Its Water Pipes

Jan 21, 2015
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A Portland start-up is tapping a new source of renewable power inside the city's water pipes. The new system uses the power of gravity in the city's water pipes.

Lucid Energy has installed four small hydroelectric generators in a pipe that carries drinking water to the city. They will produce enough electricity to power 150 homes.

Company CEO Gregg Semler says this kind of hydropower doesn't disrupt fish or natural stream flows the way dams do. And it supplies a continuous source of renewable energy unlike wind and solar.

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Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday for a hearing on a controversial propane export terminal proposed at the Port of Portland.

The Canadian company Pembina plans to transport more than a million gallons of liquid propane by train each day to a terminal on the Columbia River. The fuel would be stored in tanks and piped onto export ships bound for Asia. But the company needs approval from the city of Portland to run a pipeline across an environmental zone.

Tensions Flare In Portland Protests

Nov 26, 2014
Alan Sylvestre / OPB

Portland Police arrested seven people Tuesday night, after a peaceful demonstration ended and a smaller group of protesters roamed through the city.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

The Port of Portland has reached an agreement to house a Canadian company’s terminal for exporting propane to Asia. For EarthFix, Tony Schick reports.

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