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Mourners Gather For 'LaVoy' Finicum's Funeral

OPB | Feb. 05, 2016

Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was one of the prominent occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He was killed by law enforcement Jan. 26.

6 Things We Learned From Record Holding Birder Noah Strycker

OPB | Feb. 02, 2016

Oregonian Noah Strycker just broke the world record for the number of bird species seen in one year: 6,042.

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

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.

Harney County Occupiers Speak | Burns Update | Affordable Housing | Portland Audit

OPB | Jan. 28, 2016

We hear from two of the remaining occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge, then turn to a discussion about the role of builders in affordable housing, and then hear about a new Portland audit that says millions in grants are being awarded with little oversight. 

Latest From Harney County Standoff And Community Reactions

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016

We bring you the latest news out of Harney County, where eight militants who were occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been arrested and LeVoy Finicum was killed. We also get reaction from the community around Burns.

Malheur History | PERS Update | Growing Up In Polygamy

OPB | Jan. 06, 2016

We look at the history of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, discuss the impact of rising pension costs on schools, and talk to Ruth Wariner about her childhood growing up in a polygamist Mormon community.

Oregon Could Go Back To State-Based Health Exchange

OPB | Dec. 17, 2015

Costs will go up if Oregon sticks with the federally run healthcare.gov. So, the state is exploring other options.

How Do Smaller School Districts Attract Teachers?

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015

Smaller school districts are trying to find ways to attract new teachers in a job market where not enough candidates are applying to fill positions.

Moda Health Faces Challenges

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015

Moda Health has had a roller coaster couple of weeks.

Reforming Oregon's Foster Care System

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015

Gov. Brown has called for an investigation into failures at the Department of Human Services.

Environmental Update: Wolves

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

We've got a roundup of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

Addressing Homelessness in Eugene

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015

Eugene is trying to find more places to shelter people for the night during the winter, and asking the state government for help addressing homelessness.

Talking Business

OPB | Nov. 10, 2015

Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, stops by for our regular business news update.

Oregon Police Agencies Struggle To Find Qualified Candidates

OPB | Nov. 04, 2015

Many police applicants are failing the physical standards and background checks needed to become an officer.

A Fresh Start For The Blazers

OPB | Nov. 03, 2015

The Portland Trailblazers have started a new season with very few familiar faces.

Local Races In Oregon & Washington

OPB | Nov. 02, 2015

We take a look at what's on local ballots for the Nov. 3 election.

Discussing Offensive Halloween Costumes

OPB | Oct. 30, 2015

Halloween is on Saturday — that means candy, costumes, and arguments over which costumes are appropriate or offensive.

Hales Is Out. Where Does That Leave The Portland Mayoral Race?

OPB | Oct. 27, 2015

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales won't seek a second term. That leaves State Treasurer Ted Wheeler as the early favorite in the 2016 mayoral race.

Challenges Especially Steep For Women With Startups

OPB | Oct. 27, 2015

We talk with a startup entrepreneur and a company that funds them about the challenges of the industry and how women fare in this arena.

OLCC Releases New Rules For Retail Marijuana Industry

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015

Spoiler alert: free samples and drive-through windows are a no-go.