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Former Speaker Of Oregon House Celebrates 85th Birthday As Delegate

OPB | July 18, 2016

Larry Campbell served as the speaker of Oregon's House of Representatives from 1991-1995. Now he has come to Cleveland as a Kasich delegate, though he was originally a Ben Carson supporter.

News Roundtable | Blue Mountain Community College | Wolves

OPB | March 04, 2016

We review the highlights of the state legislative session, and tackle the biggest news stories of the week with our news roundtable. We also hear how one community college is getting ready for increased enrollment. And we get the latest on Oregon's wolf population.

Burns Protests | Legislative Kick Off | Carl Wolfson | Pot Task Force

OPB | Feb. 01, 2016

We hear the latest from Burns, and get a preview on the first day of the new legislative session. We'll also hear from noted local radio personality, Carl Wolfson, who is calling it quits. And we'll hear about a new initiative to make studying the medical benefits of marijuana easier.

What Passed And Didn't Pass In Oregon's 2015 Session

OPB | July 07, 2015

We talk to two capitol reporters about the highlights and lowlights of the 2015 legislative session, which ended at 6:04 p.m. Monday.

News Roundtable: June 26, 2015

OPB | June 26, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

'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.

Oregon AG Says Colleges Need More Privacy For Assault Victims

OPB | March 31, 2015

TUESDAY: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says federal laws around campus assault make victims less likely to come forward.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Legalized Marijauna

OPB | Feb. 13, 2014

THURSDAY: Lawmakers heard testimony this week on a bill that would create a regulatory framework for legalized marijuana and put the subject to a state-wide vote.

The Oregon Lottery Under Jack Roberts

OPB | Dec. 11, 2013

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with the newly confirmed head of the Oregon Lottery, former Labor Commissioner, Jack Roberts.

Guilty but Insane Due to PTSD

OPB | Dec. 11, 2009

Should post-traumatic stress from serving in Iraq be a defense for murder?

The Economics of the Death Penalty

OPB | Nov. 23, 2009

As the recession batters county and state budgets, can Oregon and Washington continue to afford the high costs of capital punishment?