Episodes: July, 2011
July 29, 2011
A report went public this month that named the gang affiliations connected with suspected gang-related violence. This broke standard operating procedure. Was it helpful to the public, police and gang outreach efforts?
One of the best known street fairs in Portland is also the only one of its size that operates without a permit. What's ahead for Last Thursday?
July 28, 2011
Is the City of Portland making headway in its fight against prostitution?
We'll get an update about the serious concerns that have been brought to light about the safety of the clean-up at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
July 27, 2011
Some environmental advocates think we should reconnect parts of the Willamette River with its traditional floodplains. How would this change the river as we know it?
How are the state and national strategies for dealing with Alzheimer's disease being developed?
July 26, 2011
How will Oregonians be affected if Congress can't reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling by August 2?
July 25, 2011
The Alzheimer's Association International Conference just wrapped up in Paris. What stood out there — and what new directions are being explored in Alzheimer's research in general?
We'll get the latest on embattled Congressman David Wu and find out how the Northwest Congressional political races are shaping up in advance of the 2012 primary season.
July 22, 2011
"Pot clubs" in Oregon are closing their doors after receiving strongly worded letters from the U.S. Attorney.
The stabbing death of a mother and her four young children earlier this week has led to the biggest homicide investigation in Medford history.
July 21, 2011
A bike lane project in Portland has been put on hold to address gentrification and race issues. What are the connections between cycling and race?
July 20, 2011
Are increasing water rates changing the way you use tap water?
Unionized public employees have been working without a contract for two-weeks now — we'll find out what the new tentative deal looks like.
July 19, 2011
Timber payments are set to expire at the end of September — what's happening in Congress to come up with a solution?
July 18, 2011
Does Oregon need a law requiring parents to report a missing child within 24 hours?
We'll bring you the latest on the case of 14-year-old Yashanee Vaughn. She disappeared four months ago. The search began again on Friday in the Rocky Butte neighborhood of Northeast Portland.
July 15, 2011
South Sudan gained its independence on July 9. What does this mean to Oregonians with a connection to the world's newest nation?
July 14, 2011
July 13, 2011
Only one in four teenagers is expected to be employed this summer. Why are teen employment rates hitting record lows?
July 12, 2011
July 11, 2011
Nine former students of Mount Bachelor Academy are suing the school, alleging that they suffered emotional distress, battery and negligence while there. Did you, or anyone you know, attend Mount Bachelor? What's your experience?
July 8, 2011
Portland State University released a white paper on Oregon's potential to be a leader in green chemistry. What does that mean exactly?
On Friday the space shuttle Atlantis blasted off for the last time, marking the end of the Space Shuttle program. Where has the space shuttle taken the human race? What will space exploration look like without it?
July 7, 2011
We're accustomed to hearing about separated parents battling over custody of their children, but some parents voluntarily give up physical or legal custody because they believe it's in the best interest of their children.
July 6, 2011
Portland blogger Jack Bogdanski writes about whatever is on his mind: city politics, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the curse of fruitful plum trees. He's in the news himself this week for a post that sparked a federal investigation.
July 5, 2011
As of July 1st, Newport is home to the National Oceanic and Atmoshperic Adminstration's Pacific Fleet. How is that affecting the Port? Scientists? Newport-at-large?
Is condemned murderer Gary Haugen competent enough to be executed?
July 4, 2011
July 1, 2011
Meet Michael Simon, Oregon's newest federal judge, who will be sworn in June 30. What would you like to ask him?
As the legislature adjourns, we look at what got accomplished and what loose ends were left hanging until 2012.