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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.

Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.

Polk County Sheriff Relieved After Public Safety Vote

OPB | May 21, 2015

We talk to Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe about what the county's public safety levy — passed this week — will mean for his department and the community.

Josephine County Rejects Safety Levy

OPB | May 20, 2015

For the fourth time since 2012, Josephine County voters turned down a measure to increase funding to their sheriff's department.

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.

Prineville Mill Roof Collapse

OPB | April 15, 2015

Workers warned of a leaky roof at a mill in Prineville years before the roof collapsed last November.

Portland State University Poised To Vote on Armed Campus Police Force

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The university's governing board is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a proposal that would create an armed police force for the PSU campus.

News Roundtable: September 12, 2014

OPB | Sept. 12, 2014

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

Reacting To The Portland Portland Police Bureau Settlement

OPB | Sept. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll explore the elements and implications of the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the Portland Police Bureau.

New Signs Provide Real-Time Traffic Info

OPB | July 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Oregon Department of Transportation has rolled out some new digital signs with travel time estimates and speed advisories.

Preventing Drownings In The Northwest

OPB | July 11, 2014

FRIDAY: After several drownings in the Northwest, we'll talk about why they're happening and what can be done to prevent them.

Curry County Sheriff Resigns

OPB | July 08, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll discuss the resignation of Curry County Sheriff John Bishop.

Schools Fail To Comply With Safety Drill Law

OPB | July 01, 2014

TUESDAY: What are the consequences for Oregon schools that are not practicing state mandated safety drills?

Parental Responsibility When Kids Gain Access To Guns

OPB | June 17, 2014

TUESDAY: Should parents be held legally responsible when a minor accesses a parent's gun without permission?

Secretary Of State Releases TriMet Audit

OPB | Jan. 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Secretary of State Kate Brown is releasing a top-to-bottom audit of the state's largest transit agency.

Curry County Hosts Public Safety Summit

OPB | Jan. 24, 2014

FRIDAY: Public officials from Oregon's economically struggling timber counties and the state capitol are gathering in Curry County to discuss funding public safety

Lane County Sees Results Of Public Safety Levy

OPB | Jan. 10, 2014

FRIDAY: In Lane County, a public safety levy passed in May means more jail beds and fewer early releases, but so far the crime rate has not gone down.

What's Next For Curry County?

OPB | Nov. 18, 2013

MONDAY: Voters in Curry County rejected another public safety levy earlier this month. Is it time to ask the state for help?

Voting On Public Safety Funding

OPB | May 13, 2013

Voters around the state will decide on tax measures May 21 that would fund jail beds, law enforcement personnel and other public safety infrastructure. 

Fertilizer Regulation In Oregon

OPB | April 18, 2013

After a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas, we'll look at how hazardous chemicals are regulated in Oregon.