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OPB News Blog

Feb. 20, 2015 3:20 a.m.

The OPB News Blog covers current events, trends and quirky stories unique to Oregon and the Northwest.

local | Economy | Business

Rural Economy Project

Jan. 14, 2013 8:43 p.m.

The Rural Economy Project was designed as a partnership to help gather resources and meet the needs of workers and businesses in rural communities across Oregon.  Hear from community bloggers and check out for shared resources.

Politics | Election

Special Series: Election 2012

July 24, 2016 7 p.m.

News on the November election from OPB, NPR and PBS.

Live Blog: President Obama's Second Inauguration

Jan. 21, 2013 5:25 p.m.

As President Obama takes the oath of office again today and lays out his vision for the next four years, we're live blogging before, during and after the ceremony.

Live Blog: President Obama's Second Inauguration

Jan. 21, 2013 4:39 p.m.

As President Obama takes the oath of office again today and lays out his vision for the next four years, we're live blogging before, during and after the ceremony.

Education | local

School District Blog Post Causes Controversy

Feb. 10, 2011 1:20 p.m.

The Lake Oswego’s school superintendent recently announced he would start dipping into his retirement for his own income, so he could donate his salary to pay for staff. The move has sparked a behind-the-scenes controversy at a nearby district.

local | Economy

WA State Senator Floats 'Millionaire Tax' Idea On Her Blog

April 1, 2009 2:37 p.m.

Washington state has no income tax.  And the top Democrat in the state Senate says Washington’s sales tax is regressive.  So Senator Lisa Brown is exploring the idea of a so-called millionaire’s tax.

Environment | Communities

Introducing Our New Team Blog

Sept. 5, 2013 5 a.m.

Introducing... Waypoints, the EarthFix team blog.


Study Finds Oregon, Portland Are Blog Meccas

Oct. 29, 2007 9:21 a.m.

A new study out this week says 14 percent of Portland residents, are bloggers. That's the second-highest rate in the nation, after Austin, Texas.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Top 10 OPB News Blog Posts Of 2014

Dec. 30, 2014 6:30 p.m.

The end of 2014 marks the beginning of OPB News Blog's second year online. This crash course has gone by incredibly fast. Though I've learned a lot about Oregon in the past 364 days, I'm excited to continue reporting on current trends and those quirky stories that make this state so unique.

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July 20, 2016 10:03 p.m.

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OPB Internship Descriptions

May 9, 2016 11:15 p.m.

Comprehensive information about the types of internship opportunities available at OPB.

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The Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship

Jan. 15, 2016 9:40 p.m.

The Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship

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Maynard E. Orme Internship

Jan. 15, 2016 9:38 p.m.

Information about the Orme Internship

Think Out Loud

Is a Blogger a Journalist?

Dec. 19, 2011 5:06 p.m.

Crystal Cox considers herself an investigative journalist, but her only outlets are the websites she's created to write about legal issues. In one of many blog posts she wrote about Obsidian Finance Group (an Oregon firm), she was critical of the company and called its co-founder a "thug" and a "liar." When Obsidian sued her, she said she had an inside source that backed her allegations. She tried to use Oregon's shield law — which protects journalists from revealing their sources — to protect her, but the judge found that Cox was indeed not a journalist and, as such, could not be protected by the shield law. Cox, who represented herself, also argued that Obsidian's claim was unfounded because they never asked her for a retraction. Under Oregon's retraction law, a defamation case cannot go forward unless the person who claims to have been defamed has first asked for a retraction or correction and not received it, but that law only applies to printed or broadcast material. A federal judge ruled (pdf) against Cox's legal arguments. The ruling requires her to pay The jury in the case required her to pay $2.5 million in damages. The case has made international news and has reinvigorated the question of whether bloggers are journalists. Should bloggers be protected by the same laws that protect traditional journalists?

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2 Portland 5th Graders Blog About Climate Change

April 2, 2015 4 p.m.

Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams created the "Two Green Leaves" blog together earlier this year to write about climate change.

Think Out Loud

Culture Club

April 4, 2013 7:45 p.m.

Every week we gather a few local commentators to talk about some of the stories of the week — from the arts to sports to politics and more. Our guests tell us what they're thinking about and we ignite the conversation.

The idea is to get a casual, but thoughtful, conversation going about the events and subjects that are being discussed in the cubicles, kitchens, and coffee shops of our region.

This week we'll discuss Jay Leno's hand-off to Jimmy Fallon, the shake-up at local radio show Live Wire!, creating your dream job, and HBO's Game of Thrones.

Think Out Loud

State Of The Union 2013

Feb. 13, 2013 8:06 p.m.

In his last State of the Union address — entering a reelection year — President Obama spent a lot of time talking about jobs and the economy. He also laid out an array of policy proposals with varying degrees of follow-through. This year's speech is expected to build on the progressive tone of his second inaugural address while focusing on issues that may play to the strengths of some of Oregon's Congressional delegation.

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