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Deschutes DA Re-examines Cases | Vancouver Affordable Housing | Gov. Brown's Transparency

OPB | June 21, 2016

We learn more about the affordable housing tax measure Vancouver residents will vote on in the fall. And we discuss the state of Oregon's public records laws. We also learn about why the Deschutes County district attorney is re-examining over a thousand cases.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Background Checks And More

OPB | April 02, 2015

OPB Salem correspondent Chris Lehman joins us to fill us in on this week's activities in the capitol.

Ruling on Access to Boy Scouts Documents

OPB | June 14, 2012

A ruling by the Oregon Supreme Court today disappointed media organizations, including OPB, which wanted access to files in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts over sexual abuse. 

Public Records Reform

OPB | May 16, 2011

Attorney General John Kroger introduced a bill aiming to strengthen Oregon's public records law. Is it necessary?

In Public View

OPB | June 29, 2010

What does it mean to have public records of referendum petition signatures and concealed weapons permits?

Northwest Passages: Willy Vlautin

OPB | April 23, 2010

Singer, songwriter and novelist Willy Vlautin on the hard-knock life.

Making Public Records Public

OPB | Dec. 07, 2009

Will increased access to Oregon's public records and meetings change your relationship to state government?

Judge A Book By Its Pixels

OPB | July 03, 2009

What do you hope for the future of books?