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A New Kind Of College

OPB | Sept. 01, 2015

The Wayfinding Academy aims to be a new two-year college in Portland.

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.

Architect Of Affordable Care Act Challenge Speaks In Portland

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015

TUESDAY: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week on a case that challenges the tax credits at the heart of the ACA. We'll talk to one of the lead thinkers behind that legal strategy.

Providing Healthcare For Transgender Oregonians

OPB | Jan. 06, 2015

TUESDAY: This January, Oregon joined a small group of states where transgender people can get health care coverage for gender dysphoria.

The Social Study Of Ebola Critical In Fighting Outbreak

OPB | Oct. 08, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Medical anthropologists and married couple, Bonnie and Barry Hewlett, study the cultural and political side of ebola outbreaks.

Portland Poised To Regulate Short-Term Rentals

OPB | July 01, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland could become one of the first major cities to create a legal framework for people who want to rent out rooms in their homes on a short-term basis.

U.S. Supreme Court Wraps With Hobby Lobby And Union Cases

OPB | June 30, 2014

MONDAY: We'll analyze the much-anticipated Hobby Lobby case about contraceptive mandates and look back at the term with two law professors.

HHS Nominee Wants Money Back From Failed Exchanges

OPB | May 20, 2014

TUESDAY: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nominee, Sylvia Matthews Burwell, says she'd like to retrieve federal money from states like Oregon whose healthcare exchange has failed.

Oregon's Tech Czar Recommends Cover Oregon Switch To Fed Exchange

OPB | April 24, 2014

THURSDAY: Alex Pettit, Oregon's chief information officer, says the state should drop its own insurance exchange in favor of the federal system. Cover Oregon's board decides on Friday.

Deadline Passes For Cover Oregon Enrollment Starting In January

OPB | Jan. 08, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Oregonians hoping to enroll in Cover Oregon by Jan 1 had until Monday. How many made the deadline?

Report Shows University Of Oregon In Last Place For Benchmarks

OPB | Nov. 06, 2013

WEDNESDAY: An internal report reveals the University of Oregon is lagging behind other public universities in several areas including graduation rates, retention, faculty grants and publications, and student-to-professor ratios.

Northwest Favorites

OPB | June 22, 2012

Are you making plans for the summer? What's at the top of your list of things to do and see in the Pacific Northwest?

Northwest Passages: Kathleen Alcala

OPB | July 30, 2009

Author Kathleen Alcala on borders, families, and writing to free people of cultural and personal restraints.