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Delays For Pain Managment Alternatives For OHP Patients

OPB | Dec. 02, 2015

The state has put off implementing a new policy to discourage opioids and encourage alternative therapies for Oregon Health Plan patients with back pain.

This Side Of Home: Renee Watson

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015

A novel for young adults takes up the changing nature of Northeast Portland's neighborhoods.

Healing After The Tsunami

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015

Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett explored the spiritual and emotional aspects of Japanese life after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

3 Chefs On Restaurants, The Kitchen & Thanksgiving

OPB | Nov. 26, 2015

Cathy Whims, Naomi Pomeroy and new chef and entrepreneur Jen Datka join us share their thoughts about the industry.

The Importance Of Flavor

OPB | Nov. 26, 2015

Mark Schatzker's new book, "The Dorito Effect," explores the science of flavor.

How Do Smaller School Districts Attract Teachers?

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015

Smaller school districts are trying to find ways to attract new teachers in a job market where not enough candidates are applying to fill positions.

News Roundtable: November 20, 2015

OPB | Nov. 20, 2015

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

Rock Climber Alex Honnold

OPB | Nov. 20, 2015

Honnold is famous for his free solo climbs — thousands of feet up sheer rock walls without rope.

Umatilla Elections Bring New Faces To Tribes' Board

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015

On Tuesday, four new members were elected to the nine-person board of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Legislative Days Overview

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015

Three days of hearings this week may provide hints about what bills the legislature will attempt to pass during the short session in February.

Oregon State Auditor Looks Back On 30-Year Career

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015

Gary Blackmer is passionate about his work. He's measured the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies at the city, county, and state level.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015

The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.

Don't Shoot Portland Member Shares Concerns About DOJ Surveillance

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

Teressa Raiford, a member of the group Don't Shoot Portland, reacts to news that the Oregon Department of Justice compiled a dossier on at least one person who used the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

The History Of The KKK In Oregon

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

After fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan have been found around Oregon, we take a look at the history of this hate group in the state.

Urban League of Portland President Reacts To DOJ Monitoring

OPB | Nov. 16, 2015

Nkenge Harmon Johnson reacts to the Oregon Department of Justice's monitoring of #blacklivesmatter hashtag users.

Metro Will Not Expand Urban Growth Boundary

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015

For the first time since the 1970s, Metro has voted not to expand the region's Urban Growth Boundary, saying there is enough room for the projected 400,000 new residents set to arrive in the next 20 years.

Addressing Homelessness in Eugene

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015

Eugene is trying to find more places to shelter people for the night during the winter, and asking the state government for help addressing homelessness.

News Roundtable: November 13, 2015

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015

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

Conversations About Housing And Development

OPB | Nov. 11, 2015

A series of conversations recorded on Think Out Loud about housing and development in Portland.

Wendell Pierce Talks About Acting, Art, And New Orleans

OPB | Nov. 16, 2015

Wendell Pierce is best known for his role as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." We spoke to him at Wordstock about his memoir "The Wind in the Reeds."