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After five years of stagnant growth, Oregon’s population is increasing again.  According to preliminary numbers from Portland State University's Population Research Center, the state added over 26,000 new residents.  Population Program Manager Risa Proehlsays only 44% of the growth was due to  natural increase. The number of births minus deaths.   Most of those who moved here settled in Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Deschutes and Lane counties.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)