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Josephine County Public Safety | Portland Police Search | Author Blake Nelson

OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2017

Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.

Represented: Limited Law Enforcement In SW Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: May 15, 2015

We travel to financially-troubled Josephine County — where sheriff's deputies patrol only 10 hours a day — to hear about life in a region with limited law enforcement.

Sen. Wyden Pushes Two Key Bills Through Committee

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 14, 2014

FRIDAY: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is hoping to pass legislation to increase logging in public forests and manage water in the Klamath Basin before the end of the year.

Curry County Sheriff Resigns

OPB | Broadcast: July 8, 2014

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

Drastic New Proposals For Timber Counties

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2013

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

Citizens Take On Crime Prevention

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2013

Citizens in Josephine County have started a Facebook page to monitor and catch criminals.

County Cigarette Taxes

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2013

Should Oregon counties be able to levy their own cigarette taxes?

Failure to Appear in Court

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 21, 2012

Warrants are piling up in cash-strapped Josephine County, where defendants are skipping their scheduled appearances in court.

Distressed Oregon Counties

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2012

We'll check in with Curry county which — like many timber-dependent counties — appears to be on the brink of financial disaster — and we'll talk with the Oregon Secretary of State about the health of all 36 counties.

Timber Payments and Curry County

OPB | Broadcast: March 9, 2012

We'll get the latest on the plans to extend federal timber payments and the idea of a local sales tax to shore up the budget in Curry County.

Environmental Update

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 21, 2012

Two new bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives which could increase the revenue some Northwest counties receive from federal forestland.

Jeff Merkley

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 15, 2012

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley joins us to talk about a number of issues, including a Constitutional Amendment that would invalidate the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling.