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Happy Valley Creates Amnesty Program to Collect Illegal Fireworks

OPB | July 01, 2015

Happy Valley has a zero-tolerance policy on use and possession of fireworks within city limits, and has created a "no-questions-asked" firework collection program.

Klamath County Funds Sheriff After Levy Fails

OPB | June 04, 2015

Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris says the county will need to take out a loan to fund the sheriff's office.

Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.

Polk County Sheriff Relieved After Public Safety Vote

OPB | May 21, 2015

We talk to Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe about what the county's public safety levy — passed this week — will mean for his department and the community.

Josephine County Rejects Safety Levy

OPB | May 20, 2015

For the fourth time since 2012, Josephine County voters turned down a measure to increase funding to their sheriff's department.

What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

OPB | May 12, 2015

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

Portland State University Poised To Vote on Armed Campus Police Force

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The university's governing board is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a proposal that would create an armed police force for the PSU campus.

Reacting To The Portland Portland Police Bureau Settlement

OPB | Sept. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll explore the elements and implications of the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the Portland Police Bureau.

Curry County Sheriff Resigns

OPB | July 08, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll discuss the resignation of Curry County Sheriff John Bishop.

Curry County Hosts Public Safety Summit

OPB | Jan. 24, 2014

FRIDAY: Public officials from Oregon's economically struggling timber counties and the state capitol are gathering in Curry County to discuss funding public safety

Lane County Sees Results Of Public Safety Levy

OPB | Jan. 10, 2014

FRIDAY: In Lane County, a public safety levy passed in May means more jail beds and fewer early releases, but so far the crime rate has not gone down.

What's Next For Curry County?

OPB | Nov. 18, 2013

MONDAY: Voters in Curry County rejected another public safety levy earlier this month. Is it time to ask the state for help?

Voting On Public Safety Funding

OPB | May 13, 2013

Voters around the state will decide on tax measures May 21 that would fund jail beds, law enforcement personnel and other public safety infrastructure. 

Lawmakers Get Down To Business With Budget

OPB | March 06, 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.

Baruti Artharee Is Portland's New Public Safety Police Director

OPB | Feb. 06, 2013

Baruti Artharee will be Mayor Charlie Hales's liaison to the Portland Police Bureau and other public safety organizations.

Recommending Criminal Justice Changes

OPB | Dec. 18, 2012

We'll talk with two members of Oregon's Commission on Public Safety about their new recommendations for the state's corrections system.

Eight Children Saved from Drowning at Hagg Lake

OPB | Sept. 17, 2012

We'll speak with Evan Gibson, who helped rescue eight children from drowning over the weekend. 

Replica Guns

OPB | April 03, 2012

Should Portland ban replica guns in public spaces, in light of police shootings that involved people in possession of such guns?

The Doors of the Oregon State Hospital

OPB | May 27, 2011

We'll take a look at bills lawmakers in Salem are considering that would change who goes into the Oregon State Hospital and how those that are there get out.