OPB | 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | Feb. 01, 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | March 04, 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.
OPB | Feb. 04, 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.
OPB | Feb. 01, 2016
We hear the latest from Burns, and get a preview on the first day of the new legislative session. We'll also hear from noted local radio personality, Carl Wolfson, who is calling it quits. And we'll hear about a new initiative to make studying the medical benefits of marijuana easier.
OPB | Jan. 13, 2016
We get Congressman Greg Walden's take on the armed occupation in Harney County. We hear a local analysis of last night's State of the Union address. And we'll find how the Oregon legislature is preparing for this year's session.
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. 19, 2015
Three days of hearings this week may provide hints about what bills the legislature will attempt to pass during the short session in February.
OPB | Oct. 29, 2015
We take a look at guns and gun laws in Oregon from a variety of perspectives.
OPB | Aug. 21, 2015
Randy Simmons is leaving his job at the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board after spearheading the state's rule-making process for recreational marijuana.
OPB | July 07, 2015
We talk to two capitol reporters about the highlights and lowlights of the 2015 legislative session, which ended at 6:04 p.m. Monday.
OPB | June 29, 2015
The legislatures in Washington and Oregon are still struggling to pass the final bills of their respective sessions.
OPB | June 29, 2015
It's unclear what kinds of consequences the state could face now that Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill making it easier for parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests.
OPB | June 26, 2015
It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.
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 22, 2015
If lawmakers in Olympia can't agree on a budget by the end of the month, Washington will face a government shutdown.
OPB | June 18, 2015
Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law this week that provides new protections for nannies, housekeepers, and other domestic workers.