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News Roundtable: April 23, 2015

OPB | April 23, 2015

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

Oregon Gun Owners Question Expanded Background Checks

OPB | April 23, 2015

We talk to the legislator behind a bill to expand background checks, as well as gun enthusiasts at a recent Portland gun show.

Represented: Minimum Wage

OPB | April 28, 2015

In this installment of our series "Represented," we're in outer SE Portland to examine what raising the minimum wage to $15/hour would mean for workers, employers and the larger economy.

Fisher Possibly Threatened By Marijuana Grow Operations

OPB | April 21, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the public comment period on a proposal to list the fisher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Legislature Considers Campaign Finance Regulation

OPB | April 21, 2015

The Oregon constitution would have to be amended by voters to allow limits on individual donations to campaigns.

Portland Considering New Regulations For Uber, Taxis

OPB | April 21, 2015

Portland city commissioners will vote Tuesday on a pilot program that could lead to permanent change to the rules for cabs and other for-hire vehicles.

Gov. Brown Delivers State Of The State Address

OPB | April 17, 2015

We broadcast Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's State of the State speech and get analysis from OPB reporter Chris Lehman and this week's news roundtable.

Evictions in Rockwood Spark Controversy

OPB | April 20, 2015

Gresham residents say they are being evicted from their apartments amidst property revitalization efforts.

Craft Brewers Gather In Portland

OPB | April 16, 2015

More than 11,000 people are in the Rose City for the 32nd annual Craft Brewers Conference.

Tom Spanbauer Honored With Literary Arts Award

OPB | April 14, 2015

The Portland author and creator of Dangerous Writing won The Oregon Book Award for lifetime achievement.

Will Oregon Increase The Statute Of Limitations For Rape Cases?

OPB | April 13, 2015

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that could increase the statute of limitations for rape cases from six to 20 years.

Talking Business

OPB | April 13, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

News Roundtable: April 10, 2015

OPB | April 10, 2015

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

The Math Behind Jackson Pollock Paintings

OPB | April 13, 2015

Richard Taylor, a University of Oregon physics professor, uses computers to determine the authenticity of Jackson Pollock paintings.

School Districts And State To Report Bullying Under Proposed Bill

OPB | April 09, 2015

A bill in the Oregon legislature would require school districts and the state Department of Education to report confirmed acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying, including cyberbullying.

Investigation Finds Mobile-Home Company Deceives Borrowers

OPB | April 09, 2015

A Seattle Times series highlights the controversial lending practices of the nation's biggest homebuilder, Clayton Homes.

Choreographer Of Many Talents: Darrell Grand Moultrie Works With OBT

OPB | April 08, 2015

Darrell Grand Moultrie's career spans modern dance, ballet, opera, and a stint working with Beyoncé.

Klamath Farmers Brace For A Dry Season

OPB | April 08, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown declared drought in Klamath County earlier this week and farmers are anxious about the low snowpack.

Study Shows Medical Schools Lack Exercise Courses

OPB | April 06, 2015

Medical school programs around the country lack an exercise curriculum according to an Oregon State University study. 

Portland Remembers Politician & Activist Gretchen Kafoury

OPB | April 06, 2015

Longtime activist and former lawmaker Gretchen Kafoury died March 13 at the age of 72.