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Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 28, 2017

A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

Represented: Oregon's Housing Affordability Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 27, 2017

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.

Malheur History | PERS Update | Growing Up In Polygamy

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 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.

News Roundtable: May 1, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

State Supreme Court Partially Overturns PERS Reform

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2015

The ruling could blow an enormous hole in city and state budgets in coming years.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2014

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).

Every Generation Is A "Me" Generation

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2014

TUESDAY: Linguist Edwin Battistella defends the use of "first-person" pronouns.

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler Talks PERS And More

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 17, 2014

MONDAY: Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler is pushing a bill that he says will save the state billions on its public pension system over the next 20 years.

The Salem Statesman Journal Adds Pages

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Salem Statesman Journal is adding 60 pages a week to the paper in hopes it will increase circulation.

Retirement Is Up Among Oregonians

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 16, 2013

MONDAY: Looming cuts to public pensions and an improving economy are prompting more Oregonians to retire.

Special Session Wraps Up

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2013

The Oregon Legislature's three day special session came to a close Wednesday with the passage of the "grand bargain."

Update From Salem

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2013

Will there be a special session to create a new "grand bargain" on pension cuts and taxes?

Oregon's Legislature Finishes Session

OPB | Broadcast: July 9, 2013

The Oregon Legislative Assembly finished its session with a flurry of bills but no big changes to PERS or taxes

2013 Oregon Legislative Session Nears End

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2013

Lawmakers in Salem are pushing to adjourn their session in time for the Fourth of July holiday. They have a clutch of bills to finish before then.

Live In Salem With Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2013

We'll catch up with the governor about some of his priorities for the last month of the legislative session.

Live In Salem With Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2013

We'll spend some time with the governor checking in about some hot topics in the legislature right now.

Competing PERS Reform Plans

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2013

Democrats and Republicans in the Oregon Legislature are pushing different proposals to reform the Public Employees Retirement System.

News Roundtable: March 29, 2013

OPB | Broadcast: March 29, 2013

We'll review the top regional and local news of the week.

An Hour With Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | Broadcast: March 15, 2013

Think Out Loud was live from City Club of Portland with Governor John Kitzhaber.

Lawmakers Get Down To Business With Budget

OPB | Broadcast: March 6, 2013

The co-chairs of the Ways & Means committee released their budget plan earlier this week. We'll dig into what it means for the session and the state.