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Mass Shootings | ZoomCare | Housing Emergency | Grand Juries

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 2, 2017

We discuss mass shootings and gun control, Multnomah County's move to phase out the use of grand juries, a possible extension of Portland's housing state of emergency, and financial troubles at ZoomCare.

DACA | Eagle Creek Fire | District Attorneys

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 2017

We hear reactions to President Trump's decision about DACA, the Eagle Creek Fire and an ACLU of Oregon campaign about the role of district attorneys.

The Slants Case Goes To Washington | Oregon's CIO | Wyden On Trump

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 18, 2017

Simon Tam discusses the arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court today; we get an update from the state's Chief Information Officer, Alex Pettit; and Sen. Ron Wyden talks cabinet hearings, the ACA, and more.

Race In The Northwest | Jordan Refugee Camp | Oregon's Non-unanimous Juries

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 21, 2016

We explore OPB's series on racial identity, talk with a former lawmaker about his first-hand experience visiting a refugee camp in Jordan, and hear a number of perspectives on the wisdom of allowing non-unanimous jury verdicts.

Prosecution Rests In Malheur Occupation Trial | Talking To Kids About Legal Pot | Refugee Congress

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 27, 2016

Conrad Wilson updates us on the Malheur refuge occupation trial; we hear about how parents are discussing legal pot with their kids; and we talk to a Portland refugee who's in D.C. for a national refugee gathering.

Malheur Trial Begins | What Does The American Dream Mean? | Racial Profiling Online

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 7, 2016

The first day of the trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers begins today. Also, we discuss what the American Dream means to you. And we hear about a popular social network that has made it harder to post online.

Rebroadcast: 41 Days, Refuge Occupation Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 2016

We listen back to our documentary of the nearly six-week Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in this hour-long Think Out Loud special.

Talking Business | Airbnb Data | Marijuana Expungement

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 30, 2016

Oregonian/OregonLive's Jeff Manning fills us in on the latest regional business news. We also dig into some hard numbers about Portland's use of Airbnb, and find out who's getting their marijuana convictions expunged.

Police Morale | Evolution | Justice Nakamoto

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 14, 2016

We talk to Portland's police union president about a new survey that shows very low police morale, a University of Oregon researcher who made a surprising discovery about the history of evolution, and the Oregon Supreme Court's first Asian-Pacific American justice.

Portland Couple Takes 'Dangerous Dogs' Cases To Court

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2015

Some dogs are deemed so dangerous that they are ordered by the courts to be euthanized. One Portland couple thinks that's wrong, and they're taking the dogs' cases to court.

Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | Broadcast: May 26, 2015

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.

La Grande Courthouse Will Replace Building Used By Domestic Violence Shelter

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY: County plans to demolish a building used by a domestic violence shelter to make way for a new courthouse have lead to a lawsuit and community outcry.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments today on new legislation aimed at cutting costs to the state's public employee retirement system (PERS).

Sentencing For Man Who Plotted To Bomb Holiday Tree Lighting

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Mohamed Mohamud, the young Beaverton man convicted of trying to bomb Portland's annual tree lighting ceremony in 2010, could face a sentence of life in prison.

Conflicting Court Rulings On Federal Health Care Subsidies

OPB | Broadcast: July 23, 2014

TUESDAY: Two appeals courts were divided on the issue of whether states that had not set up their own health care exchanges can receive federal subsidies.

Judge Hears Oral Arguments In Marriage Case

OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2014

THURSDAY: Attorneys for four couples seeking to overturn Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage made their arguments in court Wednesday.

Same-Sex Marriage Case Begins In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A federal judge will hear oral arguments from plaintiffs challenging Oregon's constitutional definition of marriage as between "one man and one woman."

New Efforts Aim To Curb Absenteeism At Community Court

OPB | Broadcast: March 3, 2014

MONDAY: The Chronic Offender Pilot Project, used by Portland-area police and prosecutors to get more people to show up for community court, is raising some eyebrows.

Are Defendants Paying Too Much In Court Fees?

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: Defendants found guilty in criminal cases in Clark County, Washington are paying far more in court fees than their peers around the state.

What Can Be Done To Combat Racism On Juries?

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 6, 2013

The Washington State Supreme Court says the system is not doing enough to prevent racial discrimination in the selection of juries.