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News Roundtable: August 28, 2015

OPB | Aug. 28, 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.

150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015

We are live from the Oregon State Fair, where we'll talk to participants from all parts of the grounds — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.

At Home With Recovery

OPB | Aug. 27, 2015

A new installment of our "At Home" series features three women living in a communally run home for people dealing with drug and alcohol recovery.

What Portland's Affordable Housing 'Preference Policy' May Look Like

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015

The city has announced its first housing project built using some of the $20 million in affordable housing money allocated after Trader Joe's pulled out of a development deal in 2014.

High School Behind Bars

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

Three Lakes High School operates within the only correctional facility for girls in the state.

Composer To Create Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

The Britt Music and Arts Festival has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to create a piece of music evoking Oregon's iconic national park.

The Road That Built Portland

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

A road-widening project in Beaverton recently unearthed a big chunk of Portland history.

Investigative Reporter Turns Critical Eye To Oregon's For-Profit Colleges

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

Portland Tribune reporter Peter Korn looks into aggressive recruitment of low-income students and other questionable practices at for-profit colleges.

What's Next For Education Reform In Oregon?

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that the state's chief education officer, Nancy Golden, is retiring.

Rosa Parks Elementary Enters Year 2 Of Year-Round Pilot Program

OPB | Aug. 24, 2015

Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.

What Happens When Wildfires Return?

OPB | Aug. 24, 2015

The Carlton Complex fire ripped through Okanogan County last year. The same area is currently battling fires again.

Plans Unveiled For Northeast Portland Affordable Housing Development

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015

City officials announced plans for vacant lots in Northeast Portland, including the site of a previously proposed Trader Joe's development.

News Roundtable: Aug. 21, 2015

OPB | Aug. 21, 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.

Washington's Go-To Guy For Rules On Legal Pot Is Stepping Down

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015

Randy Simmons is leaving his job at the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board after spearheading the state's rule-making process for recreational marijuana.

Toxic Algae Bloom Off Coast Is Vast

OPB | Aug. 20, 2015

Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have surveyed a toxic algae bloom off the West Coast and have found it to be larger, deeper and more dense than previously imagined.

How Will A Third Major Party Affect Oregon Politics?

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015

The Independent Party of Oregon was just certified as the state's third major party, joining the Democratic and Republican parties. What does this mean for Oregon?

Trauma And 'Blood Memory'

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015

Can trauma be inherited? New research suggests that suffering continues to manifest across generations.

Talking Business

OPB | Aug. 18, 2015

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

Wildfire Update

OPB | Aug. 17, 2015

Several of the nation's largest wildfires continue to burn across the region.

Young People Sue Obama Over Climate Change

OPB | Aug. 17, 2015

Eleven young Oregonians are part of a climate change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration, charging that failure to act to prevent catastrophic climate change violates their rights.