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Neighborhood Coaltion Plans To Redevelop Former Strip Club Building

OPB | July 06, 2015

A coalition of neighbors and community groups recently purchased the former Sugar Shack strip club as part of an effort to revitalize Portland's Cully neighborhood. 

Supreme Court Mercury Ruling May Impact Climate Change Regs

OPB | July 02, 2015

This week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the EPA's regulation of mercury may have lasting impact climate change policy.

How Can Portland Become More Bike-Friendly?

OPB | July 01, 2015

Activists and city leaders are debating the future of Portland's bike infrastructure.

Happy Valley Creates Amnesty Program to Collect Illegal Fireworks

OPB | July 01, 2015

Happy Valley has a zero-tolerance policy on use and possession of fireworks within city limits, and has created a "no-questions-asked" firework collection program.

US Women Face Germany in World Cup Semifinals

OPB | June 30, 2015

The U.S. Women's National Team faces off against Germany today in the FIFA Women's World Cup. We talk to soccer reporter Jamie Goldberg about the match and how Portland Thorns players have fared on the global stage.

Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Start A Family

OPB | June 30, 2015

Anthony Szabo and Kirk Shepard are asking people to pitch in to help them pay for a surrogate so they can have a baby.

Olympia And Salem Wind Down Sessions

OPB | June 29, 2015

The legislatures in Washington and Oregon are still struggling to pass the final bills of their respective sessions.

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.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds The ACA Again

OPB | June 25, 2015

We'll get analysis of the King vs. Burwell ruling released Thursday.

Track And Field Championships Take Place Amid Doping Scandal

OPB | June 25, 2015

Some of the best athletes in the country are in Eugene for the USA Track and Field Championships, which go through this weekend.

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.

Legal Marijuana In Oregon

OPB | July 01, 2015

Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Oregon as of July 1. We talk to people around the state about how things will change.

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.

Portland Police Oversight: Kathleen Saadat

OPB | June 23, 2015

Kathleen Saadat has taken the place of Paul DeMuniz on the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison team which will oversee mandated reforms of the Portland Police Department. 

Environmental Update On Oil Trains and Google Trekker

OPB | June 22, 2015

We check in with members of our EarthFix team about Google Trekker and one man's effort to get information on oil trains.

No Smoking In Portland Parks

OPB | June 23, 2015

A new smoking ban is taking effect in Portland's parks on July 1. Commissioner Amanda Fritz is working to amend the law to remove the misdemeanor consequence.

Oregon Commune Living

OPB | June 15, 2015

Margaret Grundstein has written a memoir about her years in a commune in Western Oregon during the 1970's.

Oregon House Considers 'Pay It Forward' Bill

OPB | June 16, 2015

HB 2662 as it stands now would move Oregon a step closer to establishing the oft-discussed "Pay It Forward" college payment program.

Robert Putnam On Upward Mobility

OPB | June 10, 2015

The Harvard political scientist says the economic ladder that poor people used to use to pull themselves up has all but disintegrated.

Ashland: The Town That Shakespeare Built?

OPB | June 11, 2015

As the Oregon Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 80th season, we talk about how the theater has impacted the town, and how Ashland has changed over the years.