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Burns Occupation | New Oregon Laws

OPB | Jan. 05, 2016

We hear from one of the self-described militiamen occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. And we get an update on the new laws taking effect in the new year.

Olympia And Salem Wind Down Sessions

OPB | June 29, 2015

The legislatures in Washington and Oregon are still struggling to pass the final bills of their respective sessions.

Lane County Opposes New Gun Background Check Law

OPB | June 09, 2015

The Lane County Commission passed a resolution saying the county is "unable to expend any county resources for the implementation" of Oregon's new gun background check law.

News Roundtable: April 23, 2015

OPB | April 23, 2015

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

Governor Kitzhaber's Fourth Inauguration

OPB | Jan. 12, 2015

MONDAY: John Kitzhaber officially starts his fourth term as Oregon's governor January 12. 

Oregon Statehouse Races And The Balance Of Power

OPB | Oct. 14, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll get analysis from political scientist Jim Moore about how the November legislative races are shaping up

Oregon Remembers Former Governor Vic Atiyeh

OPB | Sept. 03, 2014

WEDNESDAY: State officials, former staffers, members of Oregon's Congressional delegation, and others are gathering in the state capitol to remember Oregon's last Republican governor.

Why Hasn't Uber Come To Portland?

OPB | July 28, 2014

MONDAY: We'll look into why Uber's car-sharing service is available in more than 100 cities across the world -- but not in Portland.

More Food Carts On The Way In Salem And Possibly Vancouver

OPB | July 17, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll learn more about efforts to regulate food carts in Salem and Vancouver, and what that will mean for businesses and consumers.

The Salem Statesman Journal Adds Pages

OPB | Jan. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Salem Statesman Journal is adding 60 pages a week to the paper in hopes it will increase circulation.

Kitzhaber Announces His Run For Fourth Term

OPB | Dec. 09, 2013

MONDAY: Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced this morning that he will run for a fourth term in office.

Oregon World War II Memorial

OPB | Nov. 11, 2013

The Oregon WWII Memorial Foundation is currently raising funds to erect a monument near the Capitol in Salem's Wilson Park.

2013 Oregon Legislative Session Nears End

OPB | July 03, 2013

Lawmakers in Salem are pushing to adjourn their session in time for the Fourth of July holiday. They have a clutch of bills to finish before then.

Lawmakers Hash Out Final Budget Deal

OPB | June 27, 2013

Lawmakers are trying to reach an agreement on the final budget details before the end of the session.

Legislative Session Coming To A Close

OPB | June 27, 2013

The 2013 legislative session is coming to a close within the next week or two. What's left to figure out?

House Bill Seeks to Audit TriMet

OPB | June 25, 2013

A bill making its way through Salem would extensively audit the largest transit agency in the state

Drastic New Proposals For Timber Counties

OPB | June 06, 2013

Governor John Kitzhaber is talking about imposing a temporary income tax or even mobilizing the National Guard in cash-strapped timber counties.

Legalizing Pot Dispensaries

OPB | June 06, 2013

A bill in the legislature would legalize and regulate the pot dispensaries that have sprung up since medical marijuana was legalized.

How Should Drones Be Regulated In Oregon?

OPB | March 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are trying to figure out how to regulate the use of drones in the state.

Lawmakers Take On Gambling Addiction

OPB | Feb. 15, 2013

A bill introduced this session would require bar and restaurant employees to be on the lookout for gambling addiction.