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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.

Prioritizing Women's Sports

OPB | April 29, 2015

The Portland Public School Board voted Tuesday to approve a new basketball schedule which would give equal billing to girls and boys teams.

Portland Considering New Regulations For Uber, Taxis

OPB | April 21, 2015

Portland city commissioners will vote Tuesday on a pilot program that could lead to permanent change to the rules for cabs and other for-hire vehicles.

Craft Brewers Gather In Portland

OPB | April 16, 2015

More than 11,000 people are in the Rose City for the 32nd annual Craft Brewers Conference.

On The Police Beat In N/NE Portland

OPB | March 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY: We spend the hour in the patrol car of Officer Jason Jones, and hear about the day-to-day duties of a police officer.

At Home In The Bull Run Watershed

OPB | March 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY: In the latest installment of our "At Home" series, Lead Watershed Ranger Dan Weidinger and his wife Sacha Snyder talk about living inside the 147-square mile Bull Run Watershed.

New Washington Casino Expected To Impact Oregon's Bottom Line

OPB | March 17, 2015

TUESDAY: The new Cowlitz mega-casino is expect to have a big impact on Oregon gaming revenue.

Mountain Bikers Protest At City Park

OPB | March 16, 2015

MONDAY: Mountain bikers say the city has unfairly banned them from riding at River View Natural Area in Portland.

Life As A Driver

OPB | March 13, 2015

FRIDAY: A Portland cab driver and an Uber driver discuss their experiences in the transportation industry.

Portland Mayor Wants To Overhaul Urban Renewal Approach

OPB | March 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is hoping to pass a proposal this week that would change the city's approach to several urban renewal areas.

Talking Business

OPB | March 03, 2015

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

Fatal Shooting In N Portland Continues Violent Winter

OPB | March 03, 2015

TUESDAY: A 29-year-old man was shot and killed in Portland yesterday. It's the latest shooting in a season that has already seen an unusually high number of violent incidents.