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Legal Marijuana In Oregon

OPB | July 01, 2015

Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Oregon as of July 1. We talk to people around the state about how things will change.

Portland Police Responding To Gun Violence

OPB | June 05, 2015

Portland police say they're putting more resources toward responding to the recent increase in gun violence and gang-related activity.

Klamath County Funds Sheriff After Levy Fails

OPB | June 04, 2015

Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris says the county will need to take out a loan to fund the sheriff's office.

Oregon's Most Distinctive Cause Of Death

OPB | June 03, 2015

A new study published by the CDC finds the most statistically distinctive cause of death in each state.

Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | May 26, 2015

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

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.

Environmental Update On Wildlife Detectives

OPB | May 20, 2015

We talk to EarthFix reporters about poaching and other crimes against wildlife in the Northwest.

Represented: Limited Law Enforcement In SW Oregon

OPB | May 15, 2015

We travel to financially-troubled Josephine County — where sheriff's deputies patrol only 10 hours a day — to hear about life in a region with limited law enforcement.

What Goes Into Planning An Active Shooter Drill?

OPB | May 06, 2015

How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?

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.