Episodes: April, 2013
April 30, 2013
Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it legal for hospitals to release a woman's placenta after birth.
Oregon lawmakers made drastic changes to their tax plan in order to get it passed in the House. What will the Senate do with it?
The defense attorney of convicted school shooter, Kip Kinkel, is requesting a new sentencing hearing.
April 29, 2013
Washington State's legislature ended its regular session this weekend, but will resume with a special session in two weeks.
There are ten local school funding measures on the May 21 special election ballot. Will you be affected?
Jason Collins has become the first openly gay athlete active in a major American team sport.
April 26, 2013
We'll catch up with visiting environmental activist Lois Gibbs. She made the toxic waste of Love Canal national news 35 years ago.
We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.
April 25, 2013
University of Oregon law professor Carrie Leonetti spent a year in Bosnia studying eyewitness testimony and the justice system there.
James Hansen was one of the first scientists to sound the alarm about global warming. What has changed since he began his fight?
April 24, 2013
How are Oregon's new coordinated care organizations going to work in practice?
Portland Business Journal editor, Rob Smith, joins us for a business news update.
April 23, 2013
A law proposed by Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek might make it easier for low-income renters to find housing, but some landlord have concerns.
Key decisions about funding for the Columbia River Crossing now rest with Washington lawmakers.
April 22, 2013
What role have social media and crowdsourcing played in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing?
The Boy Scouts of America are considering allowing gay scouts into the organization.
April 19, 2013
April 18, 2013
How did major media outlets get the Boston arrest story so wrong this week?
After a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas, we'll look at how hazardous chemicals are regulated in Oregon.
Gun control legislation failed to pass in Washington D.C., but several bills are moving to a floor vote in Salem.
April 17, 2013
How secure do you feel when you're in a public space — and what are the factors that influence that perception?
April 16, 2013
April 15, 2013
April 12, 2013
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Oregon universities to create their own independent governing boards, rather than answering to the State Board of Higher Education.
April 11, 2013
Oregon lawmakers are considering whether public schools should be able to charge tuition to 'non-resident' transfers.
John Hockenberry, host of The Takeaway, is in Oregon this week. We'll catch up with him.
April 10, 2013
Should Oregon counties be able to levy their own cigarette taxes?
We'll spend some time with the governor checking in about some hot topics in the legislature right now.
April 9, 2013
Sisters Shoni and Jude Schimmel have been instrumental in Louisville's run to the NCAA championship.
Survivors of a bus crash on I-84 are suing the Oregon Department of Transportation, saying it failed to properly equip and maintain the icy stretch of highway.
April 8, 2013
April 5, 2013
We'll review the top regional and local news of the week.
Four bills that would reform state gun laws get a hearing in Salem.
April 4, 2013
Democrats and Republicans in the Oregon Legislature are pushing different proposals to reform the Public Employees Retirement System.
Multnomah County Sheriff Daniel Staton says he won't hold undocumented immigrants for deportation when they are jailed for low-level crimes.
April 3, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a class action lawsuit filed by disability advocacy groups against the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Our Capitol reporter Chris Lehman fills us in on some interesting bills working their way through the legislature at the moment.
April 2, 2013
The ACCESS program for talented and gifted kids in the Portland Public School District is scrambling to find a new location.
April 1, 2013
Several bills working their way through the legislature right now seek to crack down on child sex trafficking in Oregon.