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Pre-Paid Mail-In Ballots | Palindromes | Tides

OPB | Broadcast: March 22, 2017

A Man, A Plan, A Canal: What's a Palindrome? Also today, we learn about the science and mystery of ocean tides. And we hear about a bill that would include pre-paid postage for Oregon's mail-in ballots.

Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Ballot Measure Roundup

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 26, 2016

Unsure how to fill out your ballots? We'll break down the various ballot  measures for you today. Also, a one-on-one interview with gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce.

Washington Constitutional Amendment Would Change Ballot Initiative Process

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: A Washington constitutional amendment would force ballot initiatives to include specific funding plans.

Analyzing Northwest Election Results

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll sort through election results and look ahead to the political future. 

OPB Election Coverage

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2014

TUESDAY: Tune in to OPB for live updates and analysis on election night.

M89: The Equal Rights Amendment Measure

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 23, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll hear arguments for and against Measure 89, which would amend the Oregon Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on gender.

Metro Measure Explained

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY: OPB reporter Rob Manning gives us a primer on the Metro measure on Portland-area ballots.

Two Gun Measures On Washington's Ballot

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2014

MONDAY: Voters in Washington are being asked to weigh in on two competing ballot measures on background checks for gun sales.

Poll Shows Marijuana And GE Food Labeling Likely To Pass

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new poll released by OPB and Fox 12 shows Measures 91 and 92 could be likely to pass, but the driver card measure may fail by a large margin.

M86: The Scholarship Measure

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear arguments for and against Measure 86, which would allow the state to borrow money to create a scholarship fund for Oregon students pursuing college or career training.

M91: Marijuana Legalization In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 2, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll hear arguments for and against Measure 91, which would allow adults in Oregon to grow, possess, and sell marijuana under state regulation.

M92: Requiring Labels For Genetically Engineered Food In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear from those who oppose and support Measure 92, which would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods.

Washington Initiative Campaigns Turn In Signatures

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2014

THURSDAY: Today is the deadline for initiative campaigns in Washington to turn in signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

News Roundtable: July 3, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2014

THURSDAY: In this special edition of the news roundtable, we'll review some of the biggest news stories of the week and discuss the measures could end up on your November ballot.

Debating The Water And Sewer Measure

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The measure would create a water and sewer district with an elected board not subject to city control.

Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Eye 2014 Oregon Ballot

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 12, 2013

Advocates of same-sex marriage in Oregon announced their intention to put the matter before voters again in 2014.

Estate Tax Measure

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2012

What are the pros and cons of phasing out Oregon's estate tax?

Marijuana Legalization Measure

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 24, 2012

What are the pros and cons of allowing unlicensed personal cultivation of marijuana and sale of pot through state-licensed stores?

Changing Course on Gillnetting

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 13, 2012

Sponsors of a ballot measure to ban gillnet fishing have chosen to end their campaign in favor of a new policy promoted by Governor Kitzhaber.

Oregon Ballot Measures

OPB | Broadcast: July 6, 2012

Today's the deadline for initiative sponsors in Oregon to turn in their signatures to qualify for the November ballot.