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The elderly icon of Oregon's property rights movement has died. Dorothy English died yesterday at age 95, after serving as the  public face for campaigns in favor of property compensation ...

This fall, state leaders and a coalition of environmental and farm groups joined with some Oregon businesses are joining to ask voters to approve Measure 49. Measure 49 limits the development allow...

Officials from Oregon's Indian tribes met Wednesday to discuss a $3.4 billion national legal settlement with the Obama Administration.

Oregon property rights advocates are planning to sue the state of Oregon, following a favorable decision from a federal judge in Medford.

The legislative referral known as Measure 49 withstood a court challenge Thursday from property rights' advocates.

Wednesday, thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. to observe the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. 

Homeowners with similar properties can pay drastically different property taxes in Portland, according to a new report commissioned by the League of Oregon Cities. 

Portland's neighborhoods do not face the same property tax burden. A new report found that homes in North Portland neighborhoods like Boise and Eliot are taxed on less than 45 percent of their mark...

Property tax bills are increasing by different amounts in different counties.

Oregon lawmakers may ask voters to overhaul how the state deals with property taxes. Possible constitutional amendments were before a Senate committee Wednesday.

Apple is expected to be the latest tech giant to set up shop in Central Oregon.

Oregonians who want to get a three percent discount on their property tax bill have until midnight Monday to pay in full.

Homeowners across Oregon may be scratching their heads when they look over the property tax bills that arrive this week. Market values are down, but the tax bills aren’t.

About 150 people attended an auction in Portland on Sunday to buy foreclosed property.

Even with Oregon’s economy stuck in the doldrums and real estate values looking dismal, there’s been little change in what most people pay for property taxes.

Monday is the deadline for low-income senior citizens to apply for a deferral of their property taxes, but new requirements will make it more difficult for some seniors to enroll in the program.

There are a few wildfires burning across the state, but perhaps the most concerning is the one that's burning south of the town of Hood River.

One of the biggest local votes in Tuesday’s election was a $41 million bond for Central Oregon Community College.

26,000 voters in central Oregon voted 'yes' to raise property taxes to pay for an expansion of the local college. But the college bond passed this year only because Oregon voters changed st...

Vancouver is in the middle  of an ambitious plan to change what used to be a Boise Cascade timber mill into a high-rise waterfront community.

The Association of Oregon Counties is considering recommending a change in how property taxes are paid -- it's meant to help communities that get federal timber payments.

The Portland Development Commission has made an offer on the Chinatown property that’s hosted a homeless camp for more than two years.

As Oregon homeowners begin to receive their annual property tax assessments, the League of Oregon Cities is out with a new report called "Where the Money Goes."  It looks at tax collections in...

The City Club of Portland has released a draft report saying Oregonians should repeal three ballot measures that turned the state's property tax into what the report calls a 'Frankentax.'

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Property Taxes for Seniors

Nov. 3, 2011

Hundreds of senior citizens and people with disabilities in Oregon are getting some unpleasant surprises as property tax bills come due this month. For decades, Oregonians have been able to defer t...

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China's Challenges

China Can Produce, Can China Create?

New technologies that China is developing and intellectual property rights are discussed.

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How Property Taxes Are Influencing The Housing Market

March 19, 2014

According to a new report from the Northwest Economic Research Center, Oregon's property tax system is skewing the housing market.

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Does Oregon's Property Tax System Need Reform?

Nov. 7, 2013

The City Club of Portland has released a report suggesting changes to Oregon's property tax system.

Explores the Alaska Native struggle for equality and the central role of one Tlingit Indian woman.

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Exploring Student Free Speech Rights And Twitter

March 17, 2014

We examine free speech issues raised by the ACLU after at least 20 public high school students were suspended for retweeting a rumor about a teacher.

Representative Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) says she was surprised to find out that women's rights are not explicitly spelled out in the Oregon constitution. She's one of many lawmakers sponsoring l...

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Oregon Field Guide

The Battle Over Oregon's Water Rights

Feb. 2, 1994

Most rights to the water were given away to settlers before the turn of the century.

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Colonial Williamsburg Eft

Bill Of Rights

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Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips

The Bill Of Rights

After decades hosting country greats, RCA Studio A is in jeopardy — and there are local music titans on both sides of the fight.

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Miller Center's American Forum

Jfk And The Breakthrough For Civil Rights

Historian William Jones examines the forgotten history of the 1963 March on Washington, DC.

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Miller Center's American Forum

John F. Kennedy's Breakthrough On Civil Rights

Historian William Jones discusses forgotten aspects of the historic 1963 march on Washington.

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Oregon Field Guide

The Battle Over Oregon's Water Rights

The Battle Over Oregon's Water Rights

The events of 1977, the gay rights movement and the boisterous opposition it faced.

Taylor Branch is author of "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement."

The history of the Bill of Rights and stories of freedom of speech and religion are explored.

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In Performance At The White House

A Celebration Of Music From The Civil Rights Movem

President Obama hosts popular musicians performing music that galvanized the civil rights movement.

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Grant County Says 'Keep Out'

March 3, 2010

Residents of John Day are trying to keep an Aryan Nations group from establishing their headquarters in the eastern Oregon town. The community quickly rallied to show their opposition to the white ...

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Oregon Experience

The Beach Bill

In 1967 Governor Tom McCall signed the Beach Bill with great fanfare--forever granting the public recreational access to the dry sands of Oregon's beaches. It was the first chapter of the "Oregon S...

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Measures 57 and 61: Crime and Punishment

Oct. 24, 2008

What is the best approach to curbing property and drug-related crimes in Oregon?

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Police Video Surveillance

June 6, 2012

Portland City Council will vote on an emergency ordinance (pdf) Wednesday that, if passed, will allow police to use video surveillance cameras on private property. The ordinance has been contested ...

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Foot Traffic

Nov. 1, 2010

Autumn is the deadliest time of year for pedestrians, according to the National Pedestrian Crash Report (pdf). Perhaps this is because it's beginning to get dark earlier and most accidents involvin...

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Join Our Studio Audience on MLK Day!

Jan. 19, 2009

What are the civil rights struggles of the next 40 years?

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