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Environmental Update

OPB |Dec. 15, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will give us an update on some of the environmental stories they've been following.

New App Aims To Help Black Drivers Know Their Rights

OPB |Dec. 01, 2014 12:15 p.m.

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

Young Woman's Choice Prompts Coversations About Death With Dignity Law

OPB |Nov. 03, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard ended her life Saturday. She was terminally ill and moved to Oregon to use the state's Death with Dignity Law.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB |Oct. 14, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments today on new legislation aimed at cutting costs to the state's public employee retirement system (PERS).

Responses To Gang Violence: The GIFT Program

OPB |Oct. 08, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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 12:35 p.m.

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

Oracle Claims Copyright Infringement Over Cover Oregon Software

OPB |Sept. 19, 2014 12:45 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll examine the latest turn in the legal battle between the state of Oregon and the tech company Oracle.

County Vs City Laws

OPB |July 29, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Gun laws and a proposed sick leave ordinance have caused tension between counties and cities in Oregon.

Oregon Sues 5-Hour Energy For False Advertising

OPB |July 22, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: Oregon's attorney general filed a lawsuit against 5-hour Energy for making false claims about its product.

Responding To Summer Gang Violence

OPB |July 14, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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.

Marijuana Retail Stores Open Across Washington

OPB |July 09, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We're live from Vancouver's first recreational marijuana store, Main Street Marijuana, which opens for business today.

New Law Helps Adoptees Access Records

OPB |July 08, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A new change in Washington's adoption law will affect how thousands of adoptees find out their histories.

New Medical Malpractice Mediation System Now Underway

OPB |July 02, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear from OPB's reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil about the compromise negotiated by Governor John Kitzhaber to help reduce medical malpractice lawsuits.

New Vancouver Fireworks Law Limits Sales And Use

OPB |June 27, 2014 12:45 p.m.

FRIDAY: This year, Vancouver, Washington residents will only be able to set off fireworks on July 4.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests And More

OPB |June 26, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll get analysis of some big Supreme Court rulings this week with our go-to court watcher, Lisa McElroy.

Going "Pro Se": Representing Yourself In Court

OPB |April 09, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A huge number of people in Oregon decide to represent themselves in court. That doesn't mean it's easy.

Court Ruling Says Judges Can Force Some Defendants To Take Anti-Psychotic Drugs

OPB |March 25, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court ruled March 20 that judges can order mentally ill defendants to take anti-psychotic medication under certain circumstances.

Environmental Update

OPB |March 17, 2014 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk with the EarthFix team about China's ban on West Coast shellfish, a lost ski season for Mt. Ashland, and more.

Oregon Lawyers Divided Over Proposed Changes To Class Action Payments

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

FRIDAY: Democratic lawmakers want to redirect unclaimed money from class action lawsuits to help fund legal aid for people who can't afford to hire a lawyer.

Woodburn Officers Allege Misconduct And Retaliation

OPB |Jan. 21, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: Police officers in Woodburn are suing the city, claiming the police department systematically ignores misconduct and retaliates against whistleblowers.

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