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Portland Campaign Aims To "Ban The Box"

OPB | July 11, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll talk about a Portland initiative to remove the question about criminal convictions from job and housing applications.

The Race For Multnomah County Chair

OPB | April 28, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk with the two most prominent candidates in the contest for the county's top seat.

Wage Theft In Restaurant and Construction Industries

OPB | Feb. 20, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: 871 wage theft claims were filed in Oregon between July 2012 and June 2013, with a disproportionate number from the restaurant and construction industries.

Exploring The Revenue Forecast And The State Budget

OPB | Feb. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: The latest economic forecast shows more money for Portland schools, but not the overall funding boost lawmakers were hoping for.

Oregon Losing Middle Wage Jobs

OPB | Oct. 25, 2013 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: A new study finds that Oregon's middle wage jobs are being replaced by jobs at the high and low ends of the wage scale.

Control Shifts At BPA After Hiring Scandal

OPB | Oct. 25, 2013 12:25 p.m.

FRIDAY: The Department of Energy is taking control of personnel decisions at the Bonneville Power Administration after a hiring scandal.

Exploring Firefighter Fatigue

Aug. 29, 2013 12:20 p.m.

Firefighters work long shifts in intense conditions. What keeps them coming back for more, and how do they prevent fatigue?

DIY Economy: Crowdfunding Businesses

Aug. 16, 2013 12:30 p.m.

Crowdfunding is widely used as a means to support independent projects and products. Lately, some established businesses have been utilizing crowdfunding for things like expanding operations and even staying afloat.

The Lasting Influence Of Student Debt

Feb. 14, 2013 12:06 p.m.

How has student debt influenced your decisions about what to study or what kind of job to pursue after graduation?

Labor Commissioner Race

Oct. 15, 2012 12:30 p.m.

State Senator Bruce Starr is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian in this nonpartisan statewide race.

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