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News | Health | local | Vital SignsMarch 18, 2014 8:19 p.m.
State representative Vicki Berger says she expects to get the results of a study into the prevalence of the rare disease by the end of Tuesday, despite reports the state won't release them.
News | local | OPB News BlogAug. 26, 2014 6:36 p.m.
Jesse Helt, the 22-year-old homeless man who accepted pop star Miley Cyrus' MTV Video Music Award with a touching speech about youth homelessness, is wanted in Polk County for parole violations.
News | Environment | localJan. 24, 2013 8:38 p.m.
New figures out of Portland State University indicate that radon is more of a problem for Oregon than previously believed.
Significant changes to education funding in Oregon are at the heart of hearings the state's Education Investment Board is holding across the state.
Environment | Land | Health | localDec. 14, 2012 2 a.m.
Though Oregon has laws in place to decontaminate properties that were former meth labs, many other properties in the state could be contaminated with meth residue, where testing is not required, officials say.
In politics, it’s usually the case that majority rules. But not in Oregon. Over the past decade, hundreds of local tax measures have failed despite getting the majority of votes cast.
The Statesman Journal has been reporting on the case of the girls basketball coach who plead guilty to charges of sexual abuse of two students, and following up on the fallout from the case.
Representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were in West Salem this week to meet with residents who are concerned about a possible "cancer cluster" in their community. There have been five documented cases of a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer — osteosarcoma — in young people within a two mile area. State and federal officials are not ready to classify this as a cancer cluster, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines as a "greater-than-expected number of cases." But the parents who signed the petition asking the EPA to investigate possible causes aren't concerned about numbers. They're thinking about the children who have already died from this disease and the teenager who is still struggling to recover from it.
In the early 1900s, violinist Mary Dodge first started teaching music to the children of Harney County. Find out how she formed the Sagebrush Symphony, which would tour Eastern Oregon, visit Portland and Salem, and become the precursor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic.