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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.

Represented: Fixing And Funding Oregon's Roads

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2017

We hit the road — literally — to see how a pothole is filled and find out how that kind of routine road maintenance fits into the huge transportation package lawmakers are putting together.

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.

Burns Protests | Legislative Kick Off | Carl Wolfson | Pot Task Force

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 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.

Congressman Walden | Local Take On SOTU | Legislative Preview

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Burns Occupation | New Oregon Laws

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 5, 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.

Legislative Days Overview

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Conversations About Guns

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 29, 2015

We take a look at guns and gun laws in Oregon from a variety of perspectives.

Washington's Go-To Guy For Rules On Legal Pot Is Stepping Down

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

What Passed And Didn't Pass In Oregon's 2015 Session

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 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.

Olympia And Salem Wind Down Sessions

OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2015

The legislatures in Washington and Oregon are still struggling to pass the final bills of their respective sessions.

New Oregon Law Could Lead To More Testing Opt-Outs

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

News Roundtable: June 26, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: 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.