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News Roundtable: March 27, 2015

OPB | March 27, 2015

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Schools Won't Be Evaluated By Student Test Scores If Bill Passes

OPB | March 24, 2015

A bill that would temporarily prohibit standardized test results from being used to evaluate schools passed the Oregon House last week and now moves to the Senate.

Talking Business

OPB | March 24, 2015

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

News Roundtable: March 20, 2015

OPB | March 20, 2015

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Legislation Aims To Help Dyslexic Kids

OPB | March 19, 2015

THURSDAY: An advocacy group is pushing for legislation that would require dyslexia screening for young children and more training for teachers on how to engage kids who are dyslexic. 

Should Oregon Adopt "Right To Try"?

OPB | March 16, 2015

MONDAY: A proposed bill in the Oregon legislature would allow terminally ill patients in Oregon to try drugs that are not yet FDA-approved.

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.

Will The Clock Run Out For Daylight Saving Time?

OPB | March 10, 2015

TUESDAY: Two lawmakers have proposed abolishing daylight saving time in Oregon.

Oregon Lawmaker Introduces Impeachment Process

OPB | March 06, 2015

FRIDAY: Oregon is the only state where the governor can't be impeached. Representative Jodi Hack (R-Salem) wants to change that.

Abigail Scott Duniway May Represent Oregon In The U.S. Capitol

OPB | March 05, 2015

THURSDAY: Duniway — along with Chief Joseph — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.

Represented: Police Relations In NE Portland

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015

THURSDAY: We're launching a new series called "Represented," where we'll look at some of the issues that matter most to Oregonians through the lens of the state's legislative districts.

Lawmaker Seeks Ethics Reforms After Kitzhaber Scandal

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) wants to change laws to guard against the kind of scandal that lead to Governor Kitzhaber's resignation.

Automatic Voter Registration Bill Drives On

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015

WEDNESDAY: A new bill could make Oregon the first state to automatically register voters.

Voyeurism Laws in Oregon Subject to Change

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Two proposed bills would increase the penalties for illegal invasion of privacy.

Oregon Lawmakers Kick Off 2015 Session

OPB | Feb. 02, 2015

MONDAY: Transportation, marijuana regulation, and gun control will be among the issues dominating the legislative session that starts Monday.

Governor Kitzhaber's Fourth Inauguration

OPB | Jan. 12, 2015

MONDAY: John Kitzhaber officially starts his fourth term as Oregon's governor January 12. 

Two Bills Look To Change Medical Marijuana In Washington

OPB | Jan. 08, 2015

THURSDAY: One bill would keep medical marijuana shops from selling dried bud, while another would get rid of medical pot shops altogether.

Oregon Business Leaders Set 2015 Agenda

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: The 12th annual Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit convenes Tuesday to discuss priorities and policy proposals for 2015.

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.

Governor Kitzhaber Unveils His Two-Year Budget

OPB | Dec. 01, 2014

MONDAY: At 10 a.m. on Monday, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber released his proposed 2015-2017 budget.