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'Eastern Promise' Offers Pathway To College

OPB | June 18, 2015

A program in eastern Oregon offers high school students a chance to earn college credits, and educators in other parts of the state are attempting to replicate the program.

A Community Radio Station for Pendleton

OPB | June 16, 2015

Gary Betts has been working almost a decade to start a community radio station in the Pendleton area. Now it's finally on the air. He tells us about the new airwaves hitting the Blue Mountain region of Eastern Oregon.

Onion Rings Could Help To Revive Ontario's Economy

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Ontario, one of the most economically depressed cities in Oregon, is seeing jobs come back into town through the onion industry.

Oregon Man To Cross The Country On Horseback

OPB | Dec. 17, 2013

TUESDAY: Sam Hopkins-Hubbard is taking a leave from his job as city councilor in Milton-Freewater to get himself — and his horses — prepared to ride across America.

FDA Regulations Worry Onion Farmers

OPB | Aug. 12, 2013

The Federal Food and Drug Administration has proposed new safety rules that would, among other things, regulate irrigation water standards for crops.

Our Town Eastern Oregon

OPB | Dec. 27, 2012

As our Our Town tour of Oregon continues we head east to Monument, Baker City and Ontario.

Coming Out in Rural Regions

OPB | May 17, 2012

We're talking to country music star Chely Wright about coming out as a lesbian. We'll also check in on the climate for gays and lesbians coming out in rural Oregon.

Our Town: Lakeview

OPB | May 04, 2012

The next stop in our Our Town series is Lakeview, OR.

Closing Forest Roads

OPB | April 04, 2012

A new forest management plan would restrict access to thousands of miles of roads and trails in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Our Town: Monument

OPB | Jan. 27, 2012

In the next installment of the "Our Town" series, we'll hear about life in the small southeastern Oregon town of Monument on the John Day River.

Local Law Enforcement

OPB | Nov. 04, 2011

The city of Elgin is operating without local law enforcement since their chief and one remaining officer resigned. What's next for Elgin?

Wolf Update

OPB | Sept. 29, 2011

Wolves are back in the news because of livestock deaths and a controversial kill order on the alpha male for one of Oregon's three wolf packs.

Oregon Troops Come Home

OPB | Sept. 13, 2011

An Oregon National Guard unit returns this month from a one year tour of duty in Iraq. What is it like for them to come back to civilian life?

Police in Elgin

OPB | Aug. 17, 2011

Earlier this month a man was fatally shot by a police officer in Elgin. Now some members of the community want to know: do they really need a police department?

Hermiston Tops Pendleton

OPB | April 25, 2011

Hermiston has earned the distinction of Eastern Oregon's largest city, according to 2010 Census reports. The city beat out Pendleton by 133 people, posing the question, does size matter?

Revisiting the Rajneeshees

OPB | April 21, 2011

Twenty-five years after the collapse of the Rajneesh commune in Eastern Oregon, we'll talk to the Oregonian reporter who followed the story then and now.

Legislating Wolves

OPB | April 05, 2011

Oregon ranchers want to see changes to state laws that protect wolves.

Standoff in Stanfield

OPB | April 04, 2011

The Pilot Travel Center in Stanfield is threatening to close if the Eastern Oregon city doesn't repeal its gas tax.

Candidate Conversation: Chris Dudley

OPB | Oct. 21, 2010

What do you want to know from gubernatorial candidate, Chris Dudley?

Live from Enterprise: Fishtrap

OPB | July 21, 2010

Eastern Oregon authors Bette Husted and Pamela Steele on place, class, teaching, and the Fishtrap writers gathering.