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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.

Catching Up With Cover Oregon

OPB | March 03, 2015

TUESDAY: Lawmakers voted recently to dissolve Cover Oregon, but lawsuits over the state's failed health insurance exchange drag on.

The Role Of Plaintiffs In Supreme Court Cases

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: As we look ahead to the Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage, we'll ask: how important is it to have sympathetic plaintiffs at the Supreme Court level?

Lawsuit Claims Oregon Lottery Intentionally Misleads Players

OPB | Jan. 07, 2015

TUESDAY: A class-action lawsuit claims the Oregon Lottery leads video poker players to believe they'll have better odds if they let the machines choose cards for them. 

ACLU Of Oregon Director Looks Back At 33 Years

OPB | Jan. 06, 2015

TUESDAY: ACLU of Oregon executive director Dave Fidanque will retire this year after more than three decades with the organization.

New Oregon Laws Taking Effect In 2015

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: In addition to recreational marijuana, 2015 brings changes to laws governing home sales, underage drinking, minimum wage, concealed handguns and more.

Environmental Update

OPB | Dec. 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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.

Oracle Claims Copyright Infringement Over Cover Oregon Software

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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