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Legislative Leaders On Lawmaking | Air Pollution in SE Portland

OPB | Feb. 23, 2016

We talk with lawmakers in Salem about how the short legislation is looking. And we talk with parents, regulators and activists about air pollution hot spots in southeast Portland.

Affordable Housing Plans | Defending Pete Santilli | Preserving Yemen's History

OPB | Feb. 10, 2016

We hear about legislative attempts to increase access to affordable housing in Oregon. The ACLU of Oregon explains its defense of one of the people arrested in connection with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Then we talk to a University of Oregon professor who is trying to preserve Yemen's cultural history as the country descends further into war.

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.