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Small Airports To Lose Control Towers

OPB | Broadcast: March 25, 2013

Sequestration means four small airports in Oregon are losing their air traffic control towers.

Staffing at the Oregon State Hospital

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 25, 2012

Nurses at the Oregon State Hospital wards in both Salem and Portland say they need more staff to help deal with violent incidents.

An Update on the Lane County Jail Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 1, 2012

The Lane County Jail was forced to close 96 beds in late June due to budget cuts. Now it's seeing a revolving door of inmates. 

Learning With Less

OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2012

Wednesday is the last day of school for kids in the Portland and Beaverton districts. We'll look back on how education fared during a tough economic year.

Ways & Means

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 23, 2012

The Ways & Means committee is making weighty decisions about the state budget as well as many other pieces of legislation as the short session draws to a close.

Cuts to Portland Parks & Recreation

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 11, 2012

Portland Parks & Recreation has come up with a list of proposed cuts (at the request of the city council) — they include cutting daily trash pick up and closing park bathrooms and facilities like the Fulton Community Center.


OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 9, 2011

How will the U.S. Postal Service's $8 billion dollar deficit affect a rural Oregon community?

Waiting for Help

OPB | Broadcast: July 8, 2011

What happens when you call 9-11, but no officers are available to help?

Families Facing Cuts

OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2011

Lawmakers are considering cuts to needy families. We'll explore what they would mean.

Bracing for Bad Budget Numbers

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 25, 2010

What is the best response to a wider than anticipated hole in the state's budget?

Classes To Cut

OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2010

School districts around Oregon are slashing their budgets. How do communities choose what to cut and what to keep?

Cutting Across the Board

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2010

What will nine percent cuts, across the board, mean for state services in Oregon?

Primary Conversations: Oregon Races

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2010

How are Congressional and state legislative primary races shaping up in Oregon?