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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.

Will Self-Serve Gas Come to Oregon and New Jersey?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Lawmakers in Oregon and New Jersey are considering bills that could allow some motorists to pump their own gas.

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.

Empty Coffers in Curry County

OPB | April 24, 2012

The combination of the down economy and the eminent loss of federal timber dollars has made Curry County one of the worst-off in Oregon. 

Rural Doctors Say Goodbye

OPB | Jan. 13, 2012

A married couple of doctors are getting ready to move from Madras to Seattle. How has 15-years in the community influenced their lives, and how has their service impacted the town?

Timber Payments?

OPB | July 19, 2011

Timber payments are set to expire at the end of September — what's happening in Congress to come up with a solution?

Creating Jobs in Rural Oregon

OPB | June 28, 2011

What are rural communities in Oregon doing to create jobs?

Proposed Tax Increases in Eugene and Baker County

OPB | May 11, 2011

We're tackling two more items from the May ballot: a five-year levy to raise $3.6 million for Baker School District and a temporary income tax in Eugene to fund schools.

State Bank

OPB | April 22, 2011

Would a state-owned bank bolster the growth of farmers and small business owners?

Labor Day Special: TOL's Rural Economy Tour

OPB | Sept. 06, 2010

What makes rural economies thrive?

Live from Haines: Ranching Roundtable

OPB | July 22, 2010

What are the changing economic realities of ranching in eastern Oregon?

Live from Enterprise: Logging

OPB | July 20, 2010

Where do economic and environmental sustainability meet in the woods?

The Choice to Farm

OPB | June 25, 2010

What does it take for a young person in rural Oregon to choose — or not choose — farming as a career?

Sustaining Business in Rural Oregon

OPB | June 24, 2010

What's the key to building a vibrant economy in rural communities?

Southern Oregon's Green Economy

OPB | June 23, 2010

Measuring the economic impact of marijuana in Southern Oregon.

What Wind Means for the Gorge

OPB | May 31, 2010

What economic changes will multiple wind energy projects bring to the Columbia River Gorge?

The Oregon Coast Lifestyle

OPB | April 20, 2010

The Rural Economy Project visits Newport to explore what the coastal community is doing to attract "lifestyle entrepreneurs" and kickstart its economy.

No Place to Call Home: Youth

OPB | Nov. 10, 2009

We hear from homeless youth in the latest installment of our series No Place to Call Home.

No Place to Call Home: Rural Homelessness

OPB | Oct. 23, 2009

The next in our No Place to Call Home series takes a look at homelessness in rural areas.

The Curse of the Good Girl

OPB | Sept. 22, 2009

How do you raise a confident and courageous girl in 2009?