Calls To Portland Suicide Hotline Double After Robin Williams' Death

OPB | Aug. 15, 2014 1:06 p.m.

Calls to a Portland suicide prevention line have doubled since the death of Robin Williams.

Oregon Tells Health Insurance Companies: Autism Therapy Should Be Covered

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 2:05 p.m.

The Oregon Insurance Division announced Thursday that it will begin drafting language to clarify the responsibility of insurers to cover a specific autism therapy. 

Oregonians With Poor Credit Pay More Than Twice As Much For Homeowner Insurance

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 12:07 p.m.

Oregonians with poor credit pay more than twice as much for their homeowner’s insurance as Oregonians with excellent credit, according to a new report.

State Employees Get Relatively Generous Health Insurance Package

OPB | Aug. 12, 2014 7 a.m.

Employees who work for the state of Oregon get a relatively generous health insurance package compared to those in other states, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Warning: High Levels Of Fecal Bacteria On Some NW Beaches

OPB | July 10, 2014 5:57 p.m.

Health advisories were issued today for several Northwest beaches. Among them, Washington’s Vancouver Lake, and on the Oregon coast, D River Beach and Heceta Beach.

Young Immigrants Compete In Portland's Own World Cup Tournament

OPB | July 03, 2014 5:36 p.m.

Portland's World Cup Soccer Tournament for young immigrants and underserved youth is in full swing.

US Supreme Court Refuses To Block Oregon Same-Sex Marriage

AP | June 04, 2014 1:45 p.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to halt a federal judge's order declaring Oregon's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

English At School, Spanish At Home

OPB | May 31, 2014 midnight

Experts say that learning to speak and read in two languages, is an increasingly valuable skill. But Ashley and Octavio have to keep up with their classmates in a language they can’t speak at home with their family.

First Grader, First Generation

OPB | May 27, 2014 7:15 a.m.

Munira says recess is one of her favorite parts of the school day. On a recent rainy spring morning the outgoing seven-year-old has already made the rounds on the playground.

Auditor's Report Details Challenges Faced By Oregon Welfare Program

OPB | April 16, 2014 4:50 p.m.

A newly released audit of Oregon's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program concludes little to no progress is being made on the goal of moving beneficiaries toward self-sufficiency. 

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