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Bills Could Lead To Damascus Disincorporation

OPB | June 24, 2015

A slate of bills passed by the Oregon Legislature could make it easier for one of the state's newest cities to go back to being an unincorporated part of Clackamas County.

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.

The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms

OPB | May 27, 2015

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

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.

Oregon Business Leaders Set 2015 Agenda

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: The 12th annual Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit convenes Tuesday to discuss priorities and policy proposals for 2015.

Exploring The Urban-Rural Divide Of Childhood Hunger In Oregon

OPB | Nov. 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear about how childhood hunger plays out in rural versus urban parts of Oregon.

Legislative Compromise On Urban And Rural Reserves

OPB | Feb. 26, 2014

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

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

OPB | April 29, 2013

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

County Cigarette Taxes

OPB | April 10, 2013

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

Live In Salem With Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | April 10, 2013

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

How To Deal With Bullying

OPB | Feb. 05, 2013

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?

OPB | Jan. 29, 2013

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

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012

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

OPB | Dec. 17, 2012

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

Failure to Appear in Court

OPB | Aug. 21, 2012

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

Marcy Westerling

OPB | July 30, 2012

Rural Organizing Project founder Marcy Westerling died June 10, 2015 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

A New Guide to Rural Living

OPB | May 30, 2012

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

OPB | May 17, 2012

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.