Now Playing:


Traces Of Pain Medications Found In Oregon's Oysters

OPB | May 02, 2016

A new study led by Portland State University, finds that oysters in Coos and Netarts bays contain a cocktail of potentially harmful chemicals. 

Clackamas County Commission: Where Everyone Is Running For Something

OPB | May 02, 2016

Three of the five Clackamas County commissioners are running for the same office: county chair. The other two commissioners are seeking re-election.

Mayor Hales’ Last Portland Budget Could Be Most Contentious

OPB | May 02, 2016

In his last year as Portland mayor, Charlie Hales would seem to have the financial winds at his back to push an aggressive agenda. But a proposed tax hike could complicate matters.

More News

News | local | Politics

Mandatory Testing Of Lead In Washington Schools Never Funded

Northwest News Network | May 2, 2016 2:21 p.m.

Testing for lead in Washington schools is still voluntary seven years after the state passed rules to make it mandatory.

Nation | Elections

After Dividing For Decades, Highways Are On The Road To Inclusion

NPR | May 2, 2016 1:58 p.m.

Highways are supposed to help get people from one place to another, but Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that in many cases they have also divided neighborhoods. He's trying to change that.


3 Lawmakers Hit With Ethics Complaint Over Wolf Bill

AP | May 2, 2016 11 a.m.

Three Oregon lawmakers have been hit with an ethics complaint filed by environmentalists, arguing they broke state law by deliberately misrepresenting the purpose behind House Bill 4040, the so-called wolf delisting bill, during the legislative session earlier this year.

News | local

Portland Responded To 37 Homeless Camp Fires Since February

OPB | April 30, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Portland

About half of those fires were accidents involving cooking, candles or smoking. But four of the fires have been listed as arson, and the fire bureau hasn’t determined the cause of another 13.  

News | local | Sports | Nation

Blazers Fall To Golden State In Opener Of Round 2

AP | May 1, 2016 3:19 p.m. | Oakland, California

Klay Thompson scored 37 points in another brilliant performance as fellow "Splash Brother" Stephen Curry watched injured, and the Golden State Warriors again dominated without their MVP to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 Sunday in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.

More News Headlines

See Headlines For:

Follow Us



Election 2016

Election coverage for races from around the region and across the U.S.

Election 2016 | March 24, 2016

Oregon, The Surrogacy State

Oregon has become something of an international center for surrogacy. In this five-part series, OPB's Kristian Foden-Vencil explores why this is the case, especially for gay Israeli couples.

Oregon, The Surrogacy State | April 14, 2016