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Keeping Young People In Klamath Falls | Women Firefighters | Foster Care Shortage

OPB | July 07, 2016

A group of young Klamath Falls residents want to make their community more attractive to their generation. Then we discuss the challenges that face women firefighters. Last, we'll take up the shortages in Oregon's foster care system.

Rent Control | Rural Organizing Project Threats | Soul'd Out | Regional Roundup

OPB | April 13, 2016

We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.

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.