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Harassment In Salem | Planting Sagebrush | Vancouver Port Race | Homeless Privacy

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 23, 2017

An Oregon state senator has been stripped of his powers. A new program trains prisoners to grow sagebrush. Also, we hear about the Port of Vancouver commissioner race and about how privacy laws apply to the homeless.

Pop-Up Campuses | New Oregon Laws | Polybius Podcast

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2017

We hear about the idea of "pop-up campuses" for international students, some new laws that just took effect in Oregon, and a podcast all about a 1980s video arcade game.

Parents In Prison | Public Records | Campus Sexual Assault Policy

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2017

We learn about Oregon's Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents, a public records lawsuit filed against the Washington legislature and a new University of Oregon policy related to sexual assault allegations.

Talking Business | Salmon, Dams And Climate Change | Drug Bill | Security Cameras

OPB | Broadcast: July 11, 2017

A home security camera at a rental property stirs up legal issues. A reporter looks into climate change, dams and salmon. A Oregon bill reduces the penalties for drug possession. Also, we talk regional business news with Suzanne Stevens.

News Roundtable | Rainbow Gathering | Summer Music

OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2017

We talk about big stories of the week on our news roundtable and hear about the Rainbow Gathering this weekend in Eastern Oregon as well as some summer music highlights. 

Possible Wash. Government Shutdown | Untested Rape Kits | Geriatric Medicine

OPB | Broadcast: June 27, 2017

We discuss the looming government shutdown in Washington state, a backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits in Oregon, and some new ideas to improve health care for seniors. 

Covering Terrorism Cases | Elder Abuse | Grand Jury Recordings

OPB | Broadcast: June 26, 2017

We hear about disparities in domestic terrorism prosecutions, the latest on Oregon's "elder abuse epidemic," and a bill that would require grand juries proceedings be recorded.

News Roundtable | REAL ID | Good In The Hood

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2017

Oregon's working on making state IDs compliant with federal regulations. Portland's Good in the Hood Festival continues despite racist threats. Also, our news roundtable discusses the latest headlines.

Public Records Advocate | Non-Binary Gender ID | First Female Portland Police Chief On PPB

OPB | Broadcast: June 21, 2017

We hear about a state bill to create a public records advocate, a new non-binary gender option on OR driver's licenses, and the search for a new Portland police chief from the nation's first female chief.

Talking Business | Kitzhaber Investigation | Slants' Trademark Case | Good Samaritan Bill

OPB | Broadcast: June 20, 2017

We get updates on business news, The Slants' Supreme Court case, the investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, and a bill to protect people who break into hot cars to save kids and pets.

Legislative Update | Ghost Town Odes | Sage Grouse Agreement

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2017

How do you describe a ghost town?

Hanford Emergency | Talking Business | Egyptian-American Playwright | New Oregon Tax Plan

OPB | Broadcast: May 9, 2017

A new play about an immigrant couple premiers from an Egyptian-American playwright, a response to yesterday's interview about the Oregon Democrats' tax plan, and an update on regional business news.

Blazers Season Recap | Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2017

We learn about cybersecurity "honeypots" and a bill to raise the age for tobacco use in Oregon.

Coast Trail | Senate President Peter Courtney

OPB | Broadcast: March 29, 2017

Oregon's longest serving lawmaker, Peter Courtney joins us for an extended interview. And we discuss an effort to complete the Oregon Coast Trail.

Oregon State Sen. Lew Frederick Looks To Reduce Racial Profiling

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 13, 2017

Oregon state Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) spoke with OPB's Think Out Loud about how new proposed legislation grew out of his prior efforts to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement.

News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 10, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week and learn about a new audit of the Department of Transportation. And we hear about legal marijuana delivery.

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2017

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Former Speaker Of Oregon House Celebrates 85th Birthday As Delegate

OPB | Broadcast: July 18, 2016

Larry Campbell served as the speaker of Oregon's House of Representatives from 1991-1995. Now he has come to Cleveland as a Kasich delegate, though he was originally a Ben Carson supporter.

News Roundtable | Blue Mountain Community College | Wolves

OPB | Broadcast: March 4, 2016

We review the highlights of the state legislative session, and tackle the biggest news stories of the week with our news roundtable. We also hear how one community college is getting ready for increased enrollment. And we get the latest on Oregon's wolf population.

Coal By Wire | Motor Voter | Valhalla

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 4, 2016

We talk to legislative representatives on both sides of a bill that would eliminate the use of coal energy by Oregon's two biggest utilities by 2035. The Oregon Secretary of State discusses how the implementation of the state’s automatic voter registration law is going. And we speak with the backcountry guide who led a trip down a previously undocumented slot canyon for Oregon Field Guide.