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Continuing Coverage Of The Shooting In Roseburg

OPB | Oct. 02, 2015

We bring you updates and analysis of Thursday's deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival To 'Modernize' The Bard

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015

Thirty-six playwrights will take on the task of making Shakespeare's plays a little easier to understand.

Many Dispensaries Plan To Balance Medical And Recreational Marijuana

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015

We'll ask how some medical pot dispensaries are thinking about their new customer base, since as of Oct. 1, they'll be able to sell to those who are not marijuana card holder.

Between A Dock And A Hard Place

OPB | Sept. 29, 2015

Many liveaboard boaters who make their homes on the lower Willamette River are knowingly breaking a state law. They argue the law needs to change.

At Home With Wildfires

OPB | Oct. 01, 2015

We continue our "At Home" series with Carolyn and Ira Hodge, whose home burned down in the Canyon Creek fire a little over a month ago.

A Conversation With Governor Kate Brown

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015

We sit down with Oregon Governor Kate Brown to reflect on her first seven months in office and look ahead to 2016.

Longtime Oregonian Publisher Fred Stickel Dies

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015

Fred Stickel was the publisher of the Oregonian for 34 years.

The Marijuana Banking Conundrum

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015

Marijuana businesses face some significant challenges when it comes to banking, leading many to operate cash-only businesses. But solutions could be on the horizon.

News Roundtable: September 25, 2015

OPB | Sept. 25, 2015

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

Checking In With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | Sept. 25, 2015

We talk to Mayor Hales about homelessness, development, climate change, and much more.

Humpback Whales Up The River

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015

Humpback whales have been spotted feeding in the Columbia River.

Elizabeth Gilbert Gets Creative

OPB | Sept. 24, 2015

Elizabeth Gilbert's book explores the nature of creativity.

Greater Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015

The U.S. Interior Department announced its decision this week that the greater sage grouse does not need to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

How Healthy Is Too Healthy? Americans Face Off Over School Nutrition Requirements

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015

For the past three years, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has been phasing in stricter nutritional standards for federally funded school lunch programs.

Kelso Teachers Defy Judge Ordering Them Back to Work

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015

Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.

Warm Springs Tribes "Recovering Voices" In D.C.

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs took advantage of a grant from the Smithsonian to go to the museum and access tribal artifacts.

Journalist Jon Palfreman Examines Parkinson's

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015

After he was diagnosed with Parkinson's, Jon Palfreman began researching the scientific understanding of the disease.

What's Next For Migrants Arriving In Greece?

OPB | Sept. 21, 2015

We speak with a Portland-based photojournalist about how the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe is playing out in Greece.

Catholics Respond To Pope Francis Ahead Of His US Visit

OPB | Sept. 21, 2015

We check in with Catholics and clergy members about what they think of the direction the Catholic Church is headed under the direction of Pope Francis.

The Challenges ALS Patients Face In Using Death With Dignity

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015

ALS patients face some specific challenges when it comes to using Oregon and Washington's Death with Dignity laws, which require patients to self-administer the medication that will end their lives.