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The Road That Built Portland

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

A road-widening project in Beaverton recently unearthed a big chunk of Portland history.

Rosa Parks Elementary Enters Year 2 Of Year-Round Pilot Program

OPB | Aug. 24, 2015

Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.

Talking Business

OPB | Aug. 18, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Is Portland Arts Funding Out Of The Woods?

OPB | Aug. 04, 2015

The recession hit the Portland art scene hard. How are arts organizations doing now?

Seeking Solutions To Oregon's Shipping Crisis

OPB | Aug. 03, 2015

All major container shipping companies have left the Port of Portland. That means imports and exports must now go through other ports. State agencies are hosting workshops to brainstorm new ways to keep trade alive in Oregon.

New Play Looks Back On Portland's Past

OPB | July 31, 2015

A new play from Hand2Mouth Theatre imagines what the characters in the film, My Own Private Idaho, would be doing 25 years later.

Mayor Charlie Hales Goes To The Vatican

OPB | July 28, 2015

We talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who just returned a summit with 60 mayors from around the world called by Pope Francis.

Portland's For-Hire Transportation Experiment To Wrap Up Next Month

OPB | July 27, 2015

In April, Portland started a four-month pilot program deregulating the taxi industry and allowing ride services Uber and Lyft to operate legally for the first time.

How Portland's New Comprehensive Plan Affects You

OPB | July 13, 2015

Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan — the multifaceted documents will guide the way the city develops for the next two decades.

Restaurateur Chooses To Raise Minimum Wage For Employees

OPB | July 16, 2015

Kurt Huffman is paying his The Loyal Legion employees starting wages between $15-18 to assure them a livable income.

Report Highlights Economic Benefits Of Deeper Columbia

OPB | July 06, 2015

A new report into the economic consequences of deepening the Columbia River to from 40 to 43 feet indicates a strong return on investment.

Portland Police Oversight: Kathleen Saadat

OPB | June 23, 2015

Kathleen Saadat has taken the place of Paul DeMuniz on the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison team which will oversee mandated reforms of the Portland Police Department. 

No Smoking In Portland Parks

OPB | June 23, 2015

A new smoking ban is taking effect in Portland's parks on July 1. Commissioner Amanda Fritz is working to amend the law to remove the misdemeanor consequence.

How Dense And Tall Should Portland's Neighborhoods Be?

OPB | June 08, 2015

As the population of the city continues to increase, what should neighborhoods look like as they respond to those demands?

Portland Area Homelessness Report Shows Little Progress

OPB | June 04, 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.

Retelling The Simpsons After The Apocalypse

OPB | May 28, 2015

The Portland premiere of "Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play," by Reed graduate Anne Washburn, is up at the Portland Playhouse now.

A Conversation With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | May 21, 2015

We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about Uber, the Pembina propane terminal, how he wants to spend the city's $49 million budget surplus, and more.

Problems With Uber's Wheelchair Accessibility

OPB | May 20, 2015

OPB's Amelia Templeton and Joe VanderVeer,  former chairman of Portland’s Commission on Disabilities, tried to get a ride in an Uber vehicle that could take VanderVeer's wheelchair. It took 15 attempts and nine hours.

News Roundtable: May 8, 2015

OPB | May 08, 2015

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

Exposing Nazi Accounting Practices

OPB | May 06, 2015

A University of Portland professor studied accounting's role in perpetuating the Holocaust.