Tagged: Rural

Legislative Compromise On Urban And Rural Reserves

OPB |Feb. 26, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregon lawmakers have negotiated a compromise for a key piece of the growth plan in the Portland-metro area.

Exploring The State of Jefferson

OPB |Jan. 31, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: Live from Jacksonville we explore the history of this secessionist movement and the political and cultural resonance of the "state" today.

School Funding On The May Ballot

April 29, 2013 12:15 p.m.

There are ten local school funding measures on the May 21 special election ballot. Will you be affected?

County Cigarette Taxes

April 10, 2013 12:20 p.m.

Should Oregon counties be able to levy their own cigarette taxes?

Live In Salem With Governor Kitzhaber

April 10, 2013 12:06 p.m.

We'll spend some time with the governor checking in about some hot topics in the legislature right now.

How To Deal With Bullying

Feb. 05, 2013 12:20 p.m.

Would you consider taking your kid out of school as a response to the trauma of bullying?

What's the Future of the U.S. Postal Service?

Jan. 29, 2013 12:06 p.m.

A journalist from Oregon is wondering if the U.S. Postal Service will survive — and what it will look like if it does.

Looking Back On 2012

Dec. 31, 2012 12:06 p.m.

We'll catch up with Think Out Loud guests who joined us earlier this year to talk about some of the big moments of 2012.

Our Town: Baker City

Dec. 17, 2012 12:06 p.m.

The next stop in the Our Town series is the historic eastern Oregon community of Baker City.

Failure to Appear in Court

Aug. 21, 2012 12:20 p.m.

Warrants are piling up in cash-strapped Josephine County, where defendants are skipping their scheduled appearances in court.

Marcy Westerling

July 30, 2012 9:30 a.m.

Rural Organizing Project founder Marcy Westerling is taking stock of her life and legacy after a diagnosis of terminal ovarian cancer.

A New Guide to Rural Living

May 30, 2012 9:30 a.m.

Former city dwellers Kristy Athens and her husband spent six years learning how to survive in the country. Her new book distills her hard-won lessons.

Coming Out in Rural Regions

May 17, 2012 9 a.m.

We're talking to country music star Chely Wright about coming out as a lesbian. We'll also check in on the climate for gays and lesbians coming out in rural Oregon.

Empty Coffers in Curry County

April 24, 2012 9:06 a.m.

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. 

Our Town: Monument

Jan. 27, 2012 9:06 a.m.

In the next installment of the "Our Town" series, we'll hear about life in the small southeastern Oregon town of Monument on the John Day River.

Rural Doctors Say Goodbye

Jan. 13, 2012 9:20 a.m.

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?

Fighting to Keep Union Alive

Dec. 05, 2011 9:15 a.m.

Union Mayor Bill Lindsley is trying to keep his small town economically viable, even as he sees people in his town — like those in other rural places — increasingly move to bigger cities.

The 45th Parallel

Nov. 17, 2011 9:20 a.m.

Lisa Wells and Bobby Abrahamson set out to document the plight of Oregon small towns in the spirit of the Federal Writers Project during the New Deal.

Revisiting the Rural Doctor Shortage

Aug. 24, 2011 9:20 a.m.

The rural doctor shortage continues throughout Oregon. How are you affected?

Undeliverable

Aug. 09, 2011 9:06 a.m.

How will the U.S. Postal Service's $8 billion dollar deficit affect a rural Oregon community?

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