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Immigrant Army Recruit | Amazon Organics | Puerto Rico | Mental Health Shelter

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2017

We hear about a troubled Army immigrant recruitment program, Amazon’s impact on organic produce prices, Mercy Corps efforts in Puerto Rico and a new mental health center for African-American women.

Mass Shootings | ZoomCare | Housing Emergency | Grand Juries

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 2, 2017

We discuss mass shootings and gun control, Multnomah County's move to phase out the use of grand juries, a possible extension of Portland's housing state of emergency, and financial troubles at ZoomCare.

Report Shows Some Tobacco Retailers Are Not Following The Law

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2015

Multnomah County's report shows tobacco products are easily accessible to youth and more prevalent in neighborhoods with high percentages of people of color.

Portland Area Homelessness Report Shows Little Progress

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2015

The so-called Point-in-Time Count conducted by the city of Portland and Multnomah County suggests overall homelessness numbers haven't changed but some groups saw their rates dramatically increase.

The Changing Landscape of Beekeeping In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Multnomah County is reevaluating the way it enforces backyard beekeepers.

Follow-Up On Infant Mortality Numbers In Multnomah County

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll dig into the policy implications of the data we heard about last week, specifically the racial disparity in infant mortality rates. 

New Infant Mortality Numbers Show Growing Racial Disparity

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: New infant mortality data from Multnomah County show an increasing disparity between white women and women of color.

County Vs City Laws

OPB | Broadcast: July 29, 2014

TUESDAY: Gun laws and a proposed sick leave ordinance have caused tension between counties and cities in Oregon.

Taking Stock Of Gang Activity In Multnomah County

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2014

THURSDAY: The Multnomah County Comprehensive Gang Assessment compiles data and anecdotal information about gang activity and prevention efforts.

Addressing Growing Poverty In Multnomah County

OPB | Broadcast: June 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new report shows poverty in Multnomah County is growing. We'll break down the data and talk about how the county can address the issue.

What Will Become Of Wapato Jail?

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Portland Police, film crews, and others have found creative uses for Multnomah County's Wapato Jail, but it hasn't housed any inmates since it was completed 10 years ago.

The Race For Multnomah County Chair

OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk with the two most prominent candidates in the contest for the county's top seat.

Going "Pro Se": Representing Yourself In Court

OPB | Broadcast: April 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A huge number of people in Oregon decide to represent themselves in court. That doesn't mean it's easy.

New Efforts Aim To Curb Absenteeism At Community Court

OPB | Broadcast: March 3, 2014

MONDAY: The Chronic Offender Pilot Project, used by Portland-area police and prosecutors to get more people to show up for community court, is raising some eyebrows.

Marissa Madrigal Is Interim Multnomah County Chair

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2013

Hoping to move Multnomah County past the scandal that ended her predecessor's time in office, Marissa Madrigal takes on her new role as interim County Chair.

Multnomah County Chair Admits To Affair

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2013

On Tuesday, Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen admitted to having a year-and-a-half long extramarital affair.