Represented: Addressing Child Sex Trafficking In Oregon

OPB | March 12, 2015

In this second installment of our new series "Represented," we'll examine bills to curb child sex trafficking in the state. We're in the The Dalles, the home of the bills' sponsor, Republican representative John Huffman.

New App Aims To Help Black Drivers Know Their Rights

OPB | Dec. 01, 2014

MONDAY: The "Driving While Black" app seeks to assist African-American drivers when they're pulled over. 

Responses To Gang Violence: The GIFT Program

OPB | Oct. 08, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn about an inter-agency effort to prevent gang violence in Multnomah County: the Gang Impacted Family Team (GIFT) program.

Portland Police Chief Mike Reese Announces Retirement

OPB | Oct. 07, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland Police Chief Mike Reese will retire in early 2015.

Responding To Summer Gang Violence

OPB | July 14, 2014

MONDAY: Two members of Portland's Gang Violence Task Force discuss how officers are responding to the recent spate of gang-related shootings and their broader approach to combat youth violence.

The Battle Over Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

OPB | Jan. 13, 2014

MONDAY: The American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Oregon are challenging the federal government's attempt to access data in the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Oregon Case

OPB | Dec. 04, 2013

WEDNESDAY: A 2004 protest in Jacksonville, Oregon is at the center of a Supreme Court case involving qualified immunity for Secret Service agents.

The ACLU Wants More Restrictions On License Plate Data

OPB | Dec. 04, 2013

WEDNESDAY: The ACLU of Oregon wants to create a state standard for how law enforcement uses the data gathered from automatic license plate readers on police cars.

What's Next For Curry County?

OPB | Nov. 18, 2013

MONDAY: Voters in Curry County rejected another public safety levy earlier this month. Is it time to ask the state for help?

What It Means To Be A Reserve Officer

OPB | Nov. 06, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Reserve police officers are volunteers who get virtually the same training as paid police officers. As we learned this week, they also face many of the same dangers.

Oregon Vehicle Search Protections Shrink

OPB | July 30, 2013

A case decided this week expands the ability for law enforcement to search vehicles without a warrant.

Sheriff Changes Detention Policy

OPB | April 04, 2013

Multnomah County Sheriff Daniel Staton says he won't hold undocumented immigrants for deportation when they are jailed for low-level crimes.

Fair Housing Followup

OPB | Sept. 12, 2011

What are the prospects for enforcing fair housing in Portland?

The Fight Over Sugar Beets

OPB | March 30, 2010

Should northwest farmers be allowed to grow genetically modified sugar beets?