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News Roundtable: January 29, 2015

OPB |Jan. 29, 2015 12:30 p.m.

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

Application Brings Nestlé One Step Closer To Oregon

OPB |Jan. 29, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Nestlé has cleared one more hurdle in its effort to open a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

Rainn Wilson Plays An Unlikeable Portland Detective In "Backstrom"

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: "Backstrom" is Fox's new TV series set in Portland featuring Rainn Wilson as a brilliant but misanthropic detective.

What Does The Future Hold For Wolves In Oregon?

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 12:25 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: With seven breeding pairs confirmed in Oregon, wolf protections will become more flexible.

City Will Vote On Plan For Affordable Housing In N/NE Portland

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Traci Manning from the Portland Housing Bureau lays out plans for how $20 million in affordable housing money will be spent.

Portland Musician Turns To Prose With New Memoir

OPB |Jan. 27, 2015 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist. 

Onion Rings Could Help To Revive Ontario's Economy

OPB |Jan. 27, 2015 12:15 p.m.

TUESDAY: Ontario, one of the most economically depressed cities in Oregon, is seeing jobs come back into town through the onion industry.

Multnomah County Considering E-Cigarette Regulations

OPB |Jan. 27, 2015 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, and in Oregon, they're completely unregulated.

Waiting For University Of Oregon Documents

OPB |Jan. 26, 2015 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: The University of Oregon has demanded the return of 22,000 pages of documents that were obtained by an unnamed professor who has so far refused to give them back.

Portland State University Professor Finds Formaldehyde In E-Cigarettes

OPB |Jan. 23, 2015 12:45 p.m.

FRIDAY: David Peyton's new research appears in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

A New Source Of Hydropower: City Water Pipes

OPB |Jan. 23, 2015 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Portland startup is generating renewable power with small hydroelectric turbines inside the city water system.

News Roundtable: January 23, 2015

OPB |Jan. 23, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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

How Much Affordable Housing Will Portland's South Waterfront Include?

OPB |Jan. 22, 2015 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Oregonian's Brad Schmidt fills us in on the latest on affordable developments in the South Waterfront neighborhood.

Crowdfunding Oregon Businesses

OPB |Jan. 22, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: A new crowd-funding law will let anyone become an investor in an Oregon startup or expanding business.

Clark County GOP says Jaime Herrera Beutler Too Centrist

OPB |Jan. 21, 2015 12:50 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Clark County Republicans are considering voting to censure Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler for some of her bipartisan votes.

Washington Constitutional Amendment Would Change Ballot Initiative Process

OPB |Jan. 21, 2015 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A Washington constitutional amendment would force ballot initiatives to include specific funding plans.

Reacting To The State Of The Union

OPB |Jan. 21, 2015 12:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: President Obama spoke of "turning the page" in his 2015 State of the Union address.

The Role Of Plaintiffs In Supreme Court Cases

OPB |Jan. 21, 2015 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: As we look ahead to the Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage, we'll ask: how important is it to have sympathetic plaintiffs at the Supreme Court level?

David Shields and Caleb Powell Disagree

OPB |Jan. 20, 2015 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: The writers David Shields and Caleb Powell spent a weekend arguing with each other and then turned their quarrel into a book: "I Think You're Totally Wrong."

Tracking Kennewick Man's Ancestry

OPB |Jan. 20, 2015 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: Ever since skeletal remains were found in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river in Kennewick, Washington, the origin and custody of those bones has been in dispute.

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