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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.

Yes, Portland Is Indeed A Foodie City

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015

A new report from PSU finds that the food industry provides over 11 percent of the jobs in the region and adds over $6 billion in profits to the local economy.

Are Homeowners Getting Slammed For Building 'Granny Flats?'

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015

The city of Portland has been encouraging homeowners to build Accessory Dwelling Units, or "granny flats." But according to a new article in the Portland Tribune, Multnomah County's approach to these new structures threaten to stop these efforts in their tracks.

This Oregon Man Will Write Your Opinion For You

OPB | Oct. 21, 2015

Oregon resident Chris Trejbal writes freelance editorials for newspapers across the country.

Oregon Public Schools Data And Changes To Portland Boundaries

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015

We talk to OPB education reporter Rob Manning about the report cards for Oregon schools and the changes the Portland district is planning for its boundary lines.

Immigrants, Refugees Face Barriers To Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015

For immigrants and refugees in Oregon, it can be even more difficult to prepare for the upcoming Cascadia earthquake.

Prisoners' Family Members Share Their Stories

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015

A group of Oregonians are sharing their stories of what it's like to have a family member behind bars.

OLCC Releases New Draft Rules for Marijuana Sales

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

The OLCC released a 70 page draft of rules for recreational marijuana sales today in advance of a public hearing on Friday.