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Governor Kitzhaber's Fourth Inauguration

OPB |Jan. 12, 2015 12:30 p.m.

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 12:15 p.m.

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 12:45 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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 12:06 p.m.

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

The Most Interesting Races On Washington's Ballot

OPB |Oct. 30, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: OPB reporter Austin Jenkins fills us in on the ballot measures and legislative races to watch.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB |Oct. 14, 2014 12:40 p.m.

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).

Lawmakers Hold Hearings On Cover Oregon, E-Cigarettes And More

OPB |Sept. 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Oregon lawmakers are in Salem this week holding hearings on issues that are likely to get a lot of attention in the 2015 legislative session.

New Law Helps Adoptees Access Records

OPB |July 08, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A new change in Washington's adoption law will affect how thousands of adoptees find out their histories.

Who's Running?

OPB |March 12, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll get some analysis of state and local races following Tuesday's candidate filing deadline.

What's Still On The Table In Washington's Legislature?

OPB |March 03, 2014 12:25 p.m.

MONDAY: With about two weeks left in Washington's 2014 legislative session, we'll get an update from Olympia-based reporter Austin Jenkins.

Oregon Lawyers Divided Over Proposed Changes To Class Action Payments

OPB |Feb. 28, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Democratic lawmakers want to redirect unclaimed money from class action lawsuits to help fund legal aid for people who can't afford to hire a lawyer.

Legislative Session Enters The Home Stretch

OPB |Feb. 26, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregon lawmakers must wrap up the 2014 legislative session by March 9, but many are hoping to finish up before that deadline.

Oregon-Led Bridge Plan Gets A Hearing In Salem

OPB |Feb. 13, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on a proposal to build a new bridge across the Columbia River without funding from Washington state.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Legalized Marijauna

OPB |Feb. 13, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: Lawmakers heard testimony this week on a bill that would create a regulatory framework for legalized marijuana and put the subject to a state-wide vote.

Exploring The Revenue Forecast And The State Budget

OPB |Feb. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: The latest economic forecast shows more money for Portland schools, but not the overall funding boost lawmakers were hoping for.

Oregon Lawmakers Hit The Ground Running

OPB |Feb. 06, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: The legislature has 35 days to tackle a wide range of issues. What is at the top of the agenda for leaders in both parties?

Proposed Law Seeks To Ban "Murderabilia"

OPB |Feb. 04, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A movement in Congress hopes to bar serial killers and other infamous criminals from profiting from the sale of personal artifacts.

Oregon Legislature Kicks Off 2014 Session

OPB |Feb. 03, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Lawmakers begin a short session in which they hope to address guns, marijuana, the 1-5 bridge, and plenty more.

What To Expect From The 2014 Legislative Session

OPB |Jan. 16, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll check in with our Capitol reporter about the issues that will shape the 2014 legislative session.

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