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Local Races In Oregon & Washington

OPB | Nov. 02, 2015

We take a look at what's on local ballots for the Nov. 3 election.

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

OPB | 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.

Immigrants, Refugees Face Barriers To Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015

For immigrants and refugees in Oregon, it can be even more difficult to prepare for the upcoming Cascadia earthquake.

Ted Wheeler To Run For Portland Mayor

OPB | Sept. 09, 2015

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is jumping in to challenge incumbent Charlie Hales in the 2016 mayoral race.

Portland's Teardown Throwdown

OPB | Sept. 09, 2015

In April, the Portland Bureau of Development Services rolled out a new appeals process for folks who want to contest demolitions in their neighborhood. Six months later, we're checking in. 

Union Members Voice Concern Over Correctional Officers' Working Conditions

OPB | Sept. 01, 2015

Long, stressful hours have high costs for Oregon corrections officers.

At Home With Recovery

OPB | Aug. 27, 2015

A new installment of our "At Home" series features three women living in a communally run home for people dealing with drug and alcohol recovery.

High School Behind Bars

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

Three Lakes High School operates within the only correctional facility for girls in the state.

National Republican Group Targets Oregon Elections

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015

The Republican State Leadership Committee has targeted Oregon's legislative races in the next election cycle.

News Roundtable: Aug. 7, 2015

OPB | Aug. 07, 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.

The Climate Action Plan And Oregon

OPB | Aug. 04, 2015

New rules announced yesterday by President Obama require reductions of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030.

News Roundtable: June 19, 2015

OPB | June 19, 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.

Oregon Lottery Machines Raise Problem Gambling Concerns

OPB | June 18, 2015

The Oregon Lottery is replacing its 12,000 video lottery machines, and some advocates worry the new machines are even more attractive to problem gamblers.

Polk County Sheriff Relieved After Public Safety Vote

OPB | May 21, 2015

We talk to Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe about what the county's public safety levy — passed this week — will mean for his department and the community.

Josephine County Rejects Safety Levy

OPB | May 20, 2015

For the fourth time since 2012, Josephine County voters turned down a measure to increase funding to their sheriff's department.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | May 19, 2015

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.

Oregon Considers Prison Alternatives For Parents

OPB | May 18, 2015

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would set up a pilot program like one in Washington that offers an alternative to prison for some offenders who have children.

What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

OPB | May 12, 2015

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

News Roundtable: May 8, 2015

OPB | May 08, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Independent Party Opens Its Primary

OPB | April 20, 2015

The Independent Party of Oregon, which has recently gone from minor to major party status, announced it will open its primary to unaffiliated voters.