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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.

Oregon Appeals Court Ruling Addresses Warrantless Search Of Animals

OPB | April 17, 2014

THURSDAY: The court reversed a misdemeanor conviction for animal neglect, throwing out evidence from a veterinarian who tested a dog without a warrant.

How Property Taxes Are Influencing The Housing Market

OPB | March 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: According to a new report from the Northwest Economic Research Center, Oregon's property tax system is skewing the housing market.

Library District Measure

OPB | Oct. 16, 2012

Should Multnomah County create a library district to permanently fund the library through property taxes?

Property Taxes for Seniors

OPB | Nov. 03, 2011

Many senior citizens and people with disabilities in Oregon are finding they no longer qualify for a property tax deferral program. What will this mean for them when property taxes are due later this month?

Dispensing with Dispensaries

OPB | July 22, 2011

"Pot clubs" in Oregon are closing their doors after receiving strongly worded letters from the U.S. Attorney.

Ballot Measure 5 Turns 20

OPB | Nov. 08, 2010

The history and impact of Ballot Measure 5.