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Mary Mayor, the birdhouse builder: Formerly homeless, how her life took flight

Mary Mayor became homeless after falling through the cracks of a frayed social safety net. Now to support herself she builds birdhouses that are like...

Political analysts predict Oregon governor’s race will be most expensive in state history | Straight Talk

SALEM, Ore — Following Oregon's primary election on May 17, the state's general election in November is shaping up to be historic and expensive. ...

Straight Talk: Oregon House Republican leaders reflect on 2022 short session

Minority Leader Vicki Breese Iverson said the legislature overreached with spending and has gotten away from the original intent of the short session. SALEM,...

Straight Talk: Oregon leaders call Intel's $20 billion expansion in Ohio a 'wake-up call' for Oregon

The CEO of Greater Portland Inc. called on voters to evaluate governor candidates on their willingness to work to attract new semiconductor investment in Oregon....

Straight Talk: Portland needs a 'course correction' to address voter concerns, business leaders say

Portland Business Alliance CEO Andrew Hoan said many struggles are linked to the pandemic, but Portland isn't recovering as quickly as some peer cities are....

Straight Talk: Rep. Peter DeFazio reflects on 36 years in Congress

DeFazio has endorsed Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle to succeed him in the 4th District and said he's confident she can win. PORTLAND, Ore....

Vancouver boy, dubbed 'Declan the Dinosaur,' leaves lasting legacy after cancer battle

Declan Reagan's love of dinosaurs earned him a personal message from Jurassic World star Chris Pratt. His mom hopes his legacy can help other kids...

Straight Talk: Behavioral health challenges and the homeless crisis

According to Oregon Recovers, the state ranks 47th in the nation when it comes to access to addiction treatment. PORTLAND, Ore. — On what...

Oregon's Enchanted Forest opens full-time and ready to celebrate 50th anniversary

Hard work and community support helped the beloved amusement park survive the COVID shutdown, wildfires and a damaging ice storm. TURNER, Ore. — South...

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