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. 

Survey: Alcohol Is Drug Most Used By Teens

OPB | Feb. 05, 2014 4:43 p.m.

Alcohol abuse continues to be the number one drug abused by Oregon teens, according to a recent state survey.

Oregon Health Plan Changes The Rules On Billing Estates

OPB | Jan. 27, 2014 10:10 a.m.

You may not know it, but if you're on the Oregon Health Plan your estate could be billed for some of your medical costs after you die.

KOBI: Blue Slide Project Aims To Give All Kids A Chance To Play

KOBI-TV | Nov. 17, 2013 11:57 p.m.

For the past two years a Grants Pass mother has been working tirelessly on the "Blue Slide Project". All to create a special place for her son and other children with physical  disabilities to play.

Report Chronicles Financial Abuse Of Elderly, Disabled

OPB | Nov. 05, 2013 7:06 p.m.

Elderly adults and people with disabilities who have been financially exploited are more likely to have been victimized by family members, according to a new report from Oregon's Department of Human Services.

Oregon Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages

OPB | Oct. 17, 2013 1:35 p.m.

Same-sex couples who marry outside of Oregon will have their unions recognized in the state. A new opinion from Oregon’s Department of Justice stated the change.

Oregon Homeowners Face High Increases After First Claim

OPB | Oct. 04, 2013 11:28 a.m.

Oregonians face rate hikes higher than the national average, after making a homeowner’s insurance claim.

Oregonians Granted US Residency Through Same-Sex Spouses

OPB | Oct. 03, 2013 3:50 p.m.

Two Portlanders are among the first in Oregon to receive green cards as a result of a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year.

Homestead Act’s Legacy Lives On In Northwest

Northwest News Network | Aug. 27, 2013 4:47 p.m.

It’s been almost 40 years since the Homestead Act was repealed. But the legacy of self-sufficiency and living off the land continues today.

Five-Year-Old Helps Oregon Police After Dad's Medical Emergency

OPB | Aug. 19, 2013 12:49 p.m.

Emergency responders say help from a 5-year-old Spokane boy was key to getting life-saving medical attention to the boy's father. 

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