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Anti-Displacement Coalition Argues For City Changes

OPB | June 25, 2015

An ad hoc coalition of more than 20 community organizations has been meeting with Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission for policies to discourage displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Bills Could Lead To Damascus Disincorporation

OPB | June 24, 2015

A slate of bills passed by the Oregon Legislature could make it easier for one of the state's newest cities to go back to being an unincorporated part of Clackamas County.

Oregon Lottery Machines Raise Problem Gambling Concerns

OPB | June 18, 2015

The Oregon Lottery is replacing its 12,000 video lottery machines, and some advocates worry the new machines are even more attractive to problem gamblers.

Toxic Algal Bloom Hits West Coast

OPB | June 18, 2015

The West Coast is experiencing the largest toxic algal bloom in the last decade. This toxin has caused many shellfish fisheries to close down.

Talking Business

OPB | June 16, 2015

Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

'Free' Community College Proposal Moving In Salem

OPB | June 09, 2015

In the final weeks of the 2015 session, a bill to make community college all but free for some students is still alive in the Oregon state legislature.

Klamath County Funds Sheriff After Levy Fails

OPB | June 04, 2015

Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris says the county will need to take out a loan to fund the sheriff's office.

Portland Area Homelessness Report Shows Little Progress

OPB | June 04, 2015

The so-called Point-in-Time Count conducted by the city of Portland and Multnomah County suggests overall homelessness numbers haven't changed but some groups saw their rates dramatically increase.

Washington Legislature Begins Second Special Session

OPB | June 01, 2015

Our correspondent in Olympia gives us a rundown on what's on the agenda for Washington's lawmakers.

Housing All Homeless Veterans By December 2015

OPB | May 28, 2015

The city has a goal of housing all homeless veterans by the end of this year.

Talking Business

OPB | May 26, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms

OPB | May 27, 2015

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

Will Self-Serve Gas Come to Oregon and New Jersey?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Lawmakers in Oregon and New Jersey are considering bills that could allow some motorists to pump their own gas.

Changes For Sheltered Workshop In Baker City

OPB | May 12, 2015

After July 1st, Step Forward Activities will no longer receive state funds for new employees with disabilities.

What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

OPB | May 12, 2015

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

State Supreme Court Partially Overturns PERS Reform

OPB | April 30, 2015

The ruling could blow an enormous hole in city and state budgets in coming years.

Wyden, Blumenauer Defend TPP

OPB | April 30, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has split Oregon's congressional delegation. We'll talk with Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer about why they believe in the controversial international trade agreement.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz On Inequality

OPB | April 30, 2015

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz's new book is "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies And What We Can Do About Them."

OSU Water Conflict Negotiator Wins Prize

OPB | April 27, 2015

Aaron Wolf, professor of geography at Oregon State University, won a Heinz award last week for his work as a water resources conflict negotiator.

Represented: Oregon's Minimum Wage

OPB | April 28, 2015

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we gathered in the East Portland neighborhood of Rosewood to talk with workers, business owners and others about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.