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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reacting To The State Of The Union

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: President Obama spoke of "turning the page" in his 2015 State of the Union address.

WA Governor Inslee Lays Out Plans For Roads, Schools, And Taxes

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: Washington Governor Jay Inslee is rolling out his two-year budget proposal this week. OPB reporter Austin Jenkins gives us the highlights.

Oregon Cities Weigh Local Pot Taxes Ahead of November Vote

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2014

FRIDAY: If recreational marijuana is legalized in Oregon, some cities want to cash in by taxing it at the local level.

News Roundtable: August 29th, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2014

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

County Votes For Big Intel Tax Break Package

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about the history leading up to the deal that just passed and what it could mean for the future of the region.

News Roundtable: August 14, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2014

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