OPB | Jan. 19, 2016
We talk to a law professor about her idea to create new legal requirements for parents. We hear about a series of conversations put on by Oregon Humanities around death and dying. Then we get an EarthFix update about coal and oil-by-rail.
OPB | Jan. 05, 2016
We hear from one of the self-described militiamen occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. And we get an update on the new laws taking effect in the new year.
OPB | Nov. 24, 2015
During World War II, lawyer Minoru Yasui challenged the military curfews in place for German nationals, Italian nationals, and anyone with Japanese ancestry.
OPB | Oct. 21, 2015
The elder abuse rate in Oregon rose in 2014. We'll find out what's behind that rise, and how those charged with identifying, prosecuting and preventing such abuse are approaching the problem.
OPB | Oct. 06, 2015
We preview the major cases and issues that will come before the Supreme Court this fall term.
OPB | Aug. 12, 2015
A former assistant professor at Northwest Christian University says she was fired after she told her supervisor she was pregnant out of wedlock.
OPB | July 14, 2015
The city of Grants Pass was awarded a grant by the Legislature to set up a sobering center.
OPB | July 10, 2015
Some dogs are deemed so dangerous that they are ordered by the courts to be euthanized. One Portland couple thinks that's wrong, and they're taking the dogs' cases to court.
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.
OPB | June 23, 2015
A new smoking ban is taking effect in Portland's parks on July 1. Commissioner Amanda Fritz is working to amend the law to remove the misdemeanor consequence.
OPB | June 16, 2015
The fate of the NSA's collection of metadata from phone calls is unclear and faces multiple legal challenges, one involving a Portland FISA Court judge.
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.
OPB | June 04, 2015
Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris says the county will need to take out a loan to fund the sheriff's office.
OPB | June 03, 2015
A new study published by the CDC finds the most statistically distinctive cause of death in each state.
OPB | May 26, 2015
Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.
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.
OPB | May 20, 2015
We talk to EarthFix reporters about poaching and other crimes against wildlife in the Northwest.
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.
OPB | May 06, 2015
How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?
OPB | April 13, 2015
Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that could increase the statute of limitations for rape cases from six to 20 years.