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William Ruckelshaus Awarded The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015

Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Oregonian Receives Posthumous Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015

During World War II, lawyer Minoru Yasui challenged the military curfews in place for German nationals, Italian nationals, and anyone with Japanese ancestry.

News Roundtable: November 20, 2015

OPB | Nov. 20, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015

The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.

Don't Shoot Portland Member Shares Concerns About DOJ Surveillance

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

Teressa Raiford, a member of the group Don't Shoot Portland, reacts to news that the Oregon Department of Justice compiled a dossier on at least one person who used the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

The History Of The KKK In Oregon

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

After fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan have been found around Oregon, we take a look at the history of this hate group in the state.

Environmental Update: Wolves

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

We've got a roundup of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

Metro Will Not Expand Urban Growth Boundary

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015

For the first time since the 1970s, Metro has voted not to expand the region's Urban Growth Boundary, saying there is enough room for the projected 400,000 new residents set to arrive in the next 20 years.

News Roundtable: November 13, 2015

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Conversations About Housing And Development

OPB | Nov. 11, 2015

A series of conversations recorded on Think Out Loud about housing and development in Portland.

Wendell Pierce Talks About Acting, Art, And New Orleans

OPB | Nov. 16, 2015

Wendell Pierce is best known for his role as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." We spoke to him at Wordstock about his memoir "The Wind in the Reeds."

Talking Business

OPB | Nov. 10, 2015

Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, stops by for our regular business news update.

Collecting Oral Histories Of Food

OPB | Nov. 06, 2015

The makers of a storytelling project have built "pop-up story booths" in order to collect oral histories of people in the Latino community, with a special emphasis on food.

First Latina Candidates Elected To Yakima City Council

OPB | Nov. 05, 2015

Yakima is 41 percent Latino or Hispanic, but there has never been a Latino elected to the city council.

Oregon Police Agencies Struggle To Find Qualified Candidates

OPB | Nov. 04, 2015

Many police applicants are failing the physical standards and background checks needed to become an officer.

Portland Considers New Permanent Rules For Uber, Lyft, And Cabs

OPB | Nov. 04, 2015

The Portland City Council will debate the proposed rules for cabs and ride service companies this week.

A Fresh Start For The Blazers

OPB | Nov. 03, 2015

The Portland Trailblazers have started a new season with very few familiar faces.

More Help On The Way For Service Members With TBI, Other Injuries

OPB | Nov. 05, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has broken ground on a new privately funded clinic to diagnose and treat service members for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD, and other psychological health conditions. 

Portland Public Schools Proposes Boundary Changes That Could Affect Thousands Of Students

OPB | Nov. 03, 2015

Parents with kids in Portland Public Schools are reacting to proposals aimed at balancing enrollment and increasing equity across the district.

Social Work At The Library

OPB | Nov. 03, 2015

A social worker has had success setting up an office in the Deschutes Public Library.