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The tiny southern Oregon town of Tiller lies along the South Umpqua River. An old timber town, many of the properties that make up Tiller are up for sale. The properties include vacant farms, waterfront properties, commercial properties and an old, closed elementary school.

The tiny southern Oregon town of Tiller lies along the South Umpqua River. An old timber town, many of the properties that make up Tiller are up for sale. The properties include vacant farms, waterfront properties, commercial properties and an old, closed elementary school.

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  • What happens when the entire town you live in goes up for sale? OPB News Director Anna Griffin spoke with people living in Tiller, Oregon, much of which was just sold to one buyer for $3.8 million.

 

 

  • For the second time in a week, the Oregon State Penitentiary has been put on lockdown for a large fight involving multiple inmates. Craig Prins, Inspector General of the Department of Corrections, tells us about how the prison deals with such incidents.

 

 

  • Lawmakers set out lofty aspirations in 2011, when they said that by 2025, they wanted 40 percent of Oregonians to have a 4-year college degree, 40 percent to have a 2-year college degree and 20 percent to have a high school diploma or GED. Now, some are questioning whether that’s doable and have begun rethinking the state’s education goals. Ben Cannon joins us to discuss these and other education matters.

 

 

  • Oregonian reporter Ted Sickinger fills us in on the trial of Martin Shain, an energy consultant charged with fraud, and efforts in the Oregon legislature to overhaul the state Department of Energy.

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