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Tensions Rise Between Portland Neighborhood And Homeless Village

OPB | Aug. 23, 2017

A recent attempt by the Overlook Neighborhood Association to restrict membership to those with a legal address further frayed relations between community leaders, the city and homeless residents. 

Dennis Richardson | Albina Ministerial Alliance | Water Treatment | Transit Security

OPB | Broadcast: July 27, 2017

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson discusses voter fraud and election reform. We also talk about police oversight, treating Portland's water, and hear from TriMet. 

News Roundtable | Portland Hate Crimes | Montavilla Homeless

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2017

Our news roundtable discusses the week's big news, Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly talks about fighting hate crimes, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association shares its approach to homelessness.

Expanding Oregon Health Plan | Teaching English | Portland City Council Protests

OPB | Broadcast: March 9, 2017

A new bill would expand the Oregon Health Plan to cover undocumented children. We also learn about a program which organizes adult volunteers to teach other adults English. And the ACLU is negotiating with Portland over an ordinance that would keep some people out of City Council meetings.

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 29, 2016

We hear from the candidates running for Portland City Commissioner position 4. Then we hear about the law enforcement response to homelessness in Eugene.

Portland City Council Candidates: More Help For Homelessness Is Needed

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2016

The candidates for position four seat on the Portland city council share their views on homelessness and why they're running.

Portland City Council Race: Position 4 | Homeless Busing

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2016

We talk with Portland city commissioner Steve Novick and three of the leading candidates vying to replace him: Fred Stewart, Stuart Emmons, and Chloe Eudaly.

Charlie Hales On Why He's Not Running And His Next 14 Months

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2015

We talk to Charlie Hales about his surprise decision not to run for re-election what his next 14 months in office will look like.

Portland Considering New Regulations For Uber, Taxis

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2015

Portland city commissioners will vote Tuesday on a pilot program that could lead to permanent change to the rules for cabs and other for-hire vehicles.

Vancouver City Council Considers Affordable Housing

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 25, 2015

TUESDAY: Vancouver's City Council met this week to discuss protections for people living in below market-rate housing.

New Vancouver Fireworks Law Limits Sales And Use

OPB | Broadcast: June 27, 2014

FRIDAY: This year, Vancouver, Washington residents will only be able to set off fireworks on July 4.

Eugene Dumps Fossil Fuel Investments

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2014

THURSDAY: Following the lead of other progressive cities across the U.S., Eugene has decided to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Recommendations For Emergency 911 Operators

OPB | Broadcast: July 16, 2013

A new audit of Portland's Bureau of Emergency Communication says 911 operators need more ongoing training. 

Charlie Hales on Covering Reservoirs And Assigning Bureaus

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2013

We'll talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales about covering reservoirs and his much anticipated bureau assignments. 

Candidate Conversation: Portland City Commissioner

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 25, 2012

Oregon State Representative Mary Nolan is challenging City Commissioner Amanda Fritz for a seat on Portland's city council.

Police Video Surveillance

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2012

Portland City Council votes on an ordinance that, if passed, will allow police to install video surveillance cameras on private property in Old Town/Chinatown.