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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.

Evictions in Rockwood Spark Controversy

OPB | April 20, 2015

Gresham residents say they are being evicted from their apartments amidst property revitalization efforts.

What's Your Pick For Oregon's Official State Book?

OPB | March 27, 2015

FRIDAY: "Sometimes a Great Notion?" "Fight Club?" "Wild?"

New Oregon Secretary Of State Outlines Priorities

OPB | March 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Implementing the state's new 'motor voter' bill is at the top of her list.

Department of Corrections Cutting Parenting Program For Incarcerated Mothers

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

TUESDAY: A new documentary focuses on a unique parenting program being phased out of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

What Does Marijuana Addiction Mean?

OPB | Dec. 22, 2014

MONDAY: We'll discuss what it means to develop a dependency to marijuana.

County Officials Want To Change Law Aimed At Saving Addicts From Overdose

OPB | Dec. 16, 2014

TUESDAY: Public health officials want to add a "Good Samaritan" provision to a law allowing lay people to administer a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose. 

Leaving Fluoride Debate Behind To Deal With Children's Dental Health

OPB | Dec. 03, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Opponents and proponents of adding fluoride to Portland's water produced a report about alternative ways to improve children's dental health in Multnomah County.

News Roundtable: November 26, 2014

OPB | Nov. 26, 2014

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

President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration Reform

OPB | Nov. 21, 2014

FRIDAY: We get reaction to President Obama's speech, which outlined executive action to provide temporary relief for nearly five million immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Ursula K. Le Guin Draws Spotlight At National Book Awards

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014

THURSDAY: The legendary Northwest author delivered an impassioned speech last night at the National Book Awards, where she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Thirteen Thousand Oregonian Votes That May Not Count

OPB | Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: We'll get an update about the the 13 thousand Oregon ballots that were contested because of signature problems, and whether those ballots could impact the outcome of Measure 92.

News Roundtable: November 7, 2014

OPB | Nov. 07, 2014

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

Analyzing Northwest Election Results

OPB | Nov. 05, 2014

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