Top Portland news: Jeremy Christian won't testify on own behalf; Ecola State Park closed; more

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Portland.

Nursing program at Portland's Concordia University to survive

Concordia University-Saint Paul (Minnesota) will absorb Portland's program, allowing current and future nursing students to complete their studies in Portland.

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Christian says he won't testify on his own behalf, defense close to resting case

As his defense team prepares to wrap up their case, Jeremy Christian told the judge Wednesday he doesn't plan on testifying on his own behalf. Christian is accused of going on a hateful rant aimed at two black teen girls aboard that TriMet MAX train on May 26, 2017. An altercation followed between Christian and two other men, Micah Fletcher and Taliesin Namkai-Meche, and quickly escalated.

Read the full story on KGW.

'It’s kept me alive': Cardiac Rehab program combines volleyball, fellowship and a whole lot of laughter

The Cardiac Rehab program at Adventist Health Portland gives those with heart problems a place to get active, share their health journeys and find community.

Read the full story on KGW.

Ecola State Park in Oregon closed because of slide damage

People seeking winter vistas of the north Oregon coast will need to find them elsewhere as Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach has been closed indefinitely.

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.

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