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A Conversation With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | May 21, 2015

We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about Uber, the Pembina propane terminal, how he wants to spend the city's $49 million budget surplus, and more.

Problems With Uber's Wheelchair Accessibility

OPB | May 20, 2015

OPB's Amelia Templeton and Joe VanderVeer,  former chairman of Portland’s Commission on Disabilities, tried to get a ride in an Uber vehicle that could take VanderVeer's wheelchair. It took 15 attempts and nine hours.

News Roundtable: May 8, 2015

OPB | May 08, 2015

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

Exposing Nazi Accounting Practices

OPB | May 06, 2015

A University of Portland professor studied accounting's role in perpetuating the Holocaust.

Prioritizing Women's Sports

OPB | April 29, 2015

The Portland Public School Board voted Tuesday to approve a new basketball schedule which would give equal billing to girls and boys teams.

Portland Considering New Regulations For Uber, Taxis

OPB | April 21, 2015

Portland city commissioners will vote Tuesday on a pilot program that could lead to permanent change to the rules for cabs and other for-hire vehicles.

Craft Brewers Gather In Portland

OPB | April 16, 2015

More than 11,000 people are in the Rose City for the 32nd annual Craft Brewers Conference.

On The Police Beat In N/NE Portland

OPB | March 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY: We spend the hour in the patrol car of Officer Jason Jones, and hear about the day-to-day duties of a police officer.

At Home In The Bull Run Watershed

OPB | March 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY: In the latest installment of our "At Home" series, Lead Watershed Ranger Dan Weidinger and his wife Sacha Snyder talk about living inside the 147-square mile Bull Run Watershed.

New Washington Casino Expected To Impact Oregon's Bottom Line

OPB | March 17, 2015

TUESDAY: The new Cowlitz mega-casino is expect to have a big impact on Oregon gaming revenue.

Mountain Bikers Protest At City Park

OPB | March 16, 2015

MONDAY: Mountain bikers say the city has unfairly banned them from riding at River View Natural Area in Portland.

Life As A Driver

OPB | March 13, 2015

FRIDAY: A Portland cab driver and an Uber driver discuss their experiences in the transportation industry.

Portland Mayor Wants To Overhaul Urban Renewal Approach

OPB | March 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is hoping to pass a proposal this week that would change the city's approach to several urban renewal areas.

Talking Business

OPB | March 03, 2015

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

Fatal Shooting In N Portland Continues Violent Winter

OPB | March 03, 2015

TUESDAY: A 29-year-old man was shot and killed in Portland yesterday. It's the latest shooting in a season that has already seen an unusually high number of violent incidents.

Hazelnut Industry Squeezed By Hanjin Departure

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: The departure of shipping company Hanjin from the Port of Portland could be devastating for hazelnut producers and processors.

Portland Isn't As Young Or Underemployed As You've Heard

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: A new report from the city economist provides a surprising contradiction to the narrative that Portland is a place for young people to retire.

Overseeing Portland's Department Of Justice Settlement

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: We talk with Dennis Rosenbaum, the compliance officer/community liaison for the city's settlement with the U.S. Justice department over police use of force.

Hanjin Shipping Company Pulling Out Of Port of Portland

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: South Korean shipping company Hanjin accounts for a large percentage of business at the Port of Portland, and now the company says it's taking that business elsewhere. 

Talking Business

OPB | Feb. 09, 2015

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