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Amazon In Oregon | Portland Thorns | Erious Johnson | Jim Pepper

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2017

We hear about Erious Johnson's recent settlement with the Oregon Department of Justice, tax breaks for Amazon, the Portland Thorns' 2017 NWSL championship and the life of Native American jazzman Jim Pepper.

Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2017

We reflect on the 2017 Oregon legislative session and look ahead to 2018.

Legislative Update | Ghost Town Odes | Sage Grouse Agreement

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2017

How do you describe a ghost town?

Education On The Ballot | Airplane Living

OPB | Broadcast: May 10, 2017

We visit Bruce Campbell, who has made a home inside an airplane outside of Hillsboro. And we'll learn about the education issues on the Portland ballot for next week's election.

Hanford Emergency | Talking Business | Egyptian-American Playwright | New Oregon Tax Plan

OPB | Broadcast: May 9, 2017

A new play about an immigrant couple premiers from an Egyptian-American playwright, a response to yesterday's interview about the Oregon Democrats' tax plan, and an update on regional business news.

Independence For The Portland City Auditor | Radiotopia | Democratic Tax Plan

OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2017

We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.

Rep. Greg Walden | Property Tax Reform | Cougar Hunting

OPB | Broadcast: March 1, 2017

Rep. Greg Walden sits down with us for the first time in the Trump administration. Also, we discuss a possible fix to Oregon's property tax laws, and a bill that would allow cougar hunting with dogs.

Panhandling Laws | Transportation Funding | Revolution Fundamentals

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2016

New laws in several Oregon cities make giving money to panhandlers illegal. Also, will the legislature compromise on transportation funding? And if marches and protests don't have any effect, how will social change happen?

Gas Tax Debate | Native American History

OPB | Broadcast: May 2, 2016

We'll debate the pros and cons of a ballot measure that would hike the gas tax in Portland. And we'll talk to two Native American artists who have brought their artistic exploration of genocide to Clark County.

Portland City Council Race: Position 4 | Homeless Busing

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2016

We talk with Portland city commissioner Steve Novick and three of the leading candidates vying to replace him: Fred Stewart, Stuart Emmons, and Chloe Eudaly.

Portland Considers New Permanent Rules For Uber, Lyft, And Cabs

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2015

The Portland City Council will debate the proposed rules for cabs and ride service companies this week.

Are Homeowners Getting Slammed For Building 'Granny Flats?'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2015

The city of Portland has been encouraging homeowners to build Accessory Dwelling Units, or "granny flats." But according to a new article in the Portland Tribune, Multnomah County's approach to these new structures threaten to stop these efforts in their tracks.

The Marijuana Banking Conundrum

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 28, 2015

Marijuana businesses face some significant challenges when it comes to banking, leading many to operate cash-only businesses. But solutions could be on the horizon.

News Roundtable: August 28, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 28, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Government Shutdown Looms In Washington

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2015

If lawmakers in Olympia can't agree on a budget by the end of the month, Washington will face a government shutdown.

Klamath County Funds Sheriff After Levy Fails

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2015

Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris says the county will need to take out a loan to fund the sheriff's office.

Oregon's Per Mile Tax To Get Test Drive

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2015

The Oregon Department of Transportation's will sign up 5,000 drivers to test how a per mile tax would work in a program it calls "OReGO."

Should The State Keep The Kicker?

OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2015

Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) wants "kicker" money to be redirected to education and the rainy day fund, instead of going back to tax payers.

Polk County Sheriff Relieved After Public Safety Vote

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 9, 2015

MONDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.