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Oregon GOP Chair | Young Republican | Malheur Pretrial | Clark County Board

OPB | July 20, 2016

We talk to the chair of the Oregon GOP and a young Republican at the RNC. Then, it's pretrial hearings for the Malheur refuge occupiers and the latest on political drama in Clark County.

Funding US Schools | Kicking Oil To The Curb | Bundy Trial

OPB | May 05, 2016

We find out about the deep dive NPR and member stations did into how public schools are funded across the country. Then turn to the University of Oregon debate over investing in fossil fuel companies, and get an update on the trial against the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Parenting & The Law | Talking About Dying | Environmental Update

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.

Burns Occupation | New Oregon Laws

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.

Oregonian Receives Posthumous Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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.

Approaching The Rise In Elder Abuse

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.

US Supreme Court's Fall 2015 Term Begins

OPB | Oct. 06, 2015

We preview the major cases and issues that will come before the Supreme Court this fall term.

Lawsuit Filed By Pregnant Professor Against Christian University

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.

Grants Pass To Open Sobering Center

OPB | July 14, 2015

The city of Grants Pass was awarded a grant by the Legislature to set up a sobering center.

Portland Couple Takes 'Dangerous Dogs' Cases To Court

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.

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.

No Smoking In Portland Parks

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.

Bulk Data Collection Faces Multiple Legal Challenges

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.

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.