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Social Workers Say What It's Like To Deal With Foster Kids Living In The Office

OPB | July 25, 2016

OPB broke the news that some foster children are spending the night in offices and hotel rooms. Social workers tell what it's like to tuck them into cots on office floors.

Oregon Timber Harvest Slips For 2nd Consecutive Year

OPB | July 25, 2016

Before the great recession, Oregon was producing about 4 billion board feet of lumber a year. That dropped after the recession as people stopped building houses.

Why Summer Jobs Don't Pay Off Anymore

NPR | July 25, 2016

Minimum wage flat, college tuition up, students broke: Summer jobs just doesn't have the purchasing power they used to, especially when you look at the cost of college.

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For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed With High Stakes

NPR | July 24, 2016 10:18 a.m.

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?

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They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

NPR | July 23, 2016 9:18 p.m.

For those eyeing city life, the trick to paying reasonable rent might mean downsizing — really downsizing. Developers of micro apartments says they offer affordability and a sense of community.

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Reporter's Notebook: Life In The Camps On The Springwater Trail

OPB | July 21, 2016 3:25 p.m.

OPB reporter Amelia Templeton lives near the homeless camps of the Springwater Trail, where people are building communities even as they prepare to be swept.

Economy | Nation | Election | Election 2016

Trump Will Model His Speech Off Nixon '68. But 2016 Is Dramatically Different

NPR | July 21, 2016 3 a.m.

Amid the horrors and divisions of 1968, Americans weren't as polarized as they are today. Nixon was making an appeal to a nation still hoping for a solution to its seemingly endless catastrophes.

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Hollywood And The Middle Class: Selling Dreams Of 'Somewhere That's Green'

NPR | July 20, 2016 3:56 p.m.

We don't call Hollywood a "Dream Factory" for nothing. If you have a vision of the sort of place you'd like to live, Tinseltown can bring it to life.

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Will Brexit Put A Damper On The U.K.'s Global Giving?

NPR | July 20, 2016 9:57 a.m.

This U.K. is one of the most giving countries in the world. Now what?

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NW Utility Hikes Rates To Check Cryptocurrency Server Farms

Northwest News Network | July 20, 2016 6:30 a.m.

Some players in an emerging technology industry in central Washington are about to face higher electric bills. That’s because a major utility wants to protect itself from the uncertainties surrounding the trade in virtual currencies, such as bitcoin.

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GOP Platform Supports Transferring Western Public Lands To States

OPB | July 19, 2016 5:08 p.m. | Cleveland

The newly approved Republican platform expands the party’s support for turning over federal lands to the states — creating a new flashpoint in the presidential campaign.

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Metro Projects Big Population Growth In Suburban Counties

Portland Tribune | July 19, 2016 9:55 a.m.

The Comprehensive Plan update recently approved by the City Council predicts that around 260,000 more people will be living in Portland by 2035, pushing the total to 880,000 or so.

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Watch Live: Republican National Convention

OPB | July 18, 2016 5 p.m.

Watch live: Tuesday, delegates to the Republican National Convention will nominate Donald J. Trump as the party's candidate for president.