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The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms

OPB | May 22, 2015

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is one of the lawmakers sponsoring a bill that would require recording. The bill also has Republican sponsors.

Will Self-Serve Gas Come to Oregon and New Jersey?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Lawmakers in Oregon and New Jersey are considering bills that could allow some motorists to pump their own gas.

Polk County Sheriff Relieved After Public Safety Vote

OPB | 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.

News Roundable: March 22, 2015

OPB | May 22, 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.

A Conversation With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | May 21, 2015

We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about Uber, the Pembina propane terminal, how he wants to spend the city's $49 million budget surplus, and more.

Medical And Recreational Marijuana Regulations

OPB | May 21, 2015

Oregon lawmakers are considering changes to the state's medical marijuana system while also working out new regulations for legal, recreational pot.

Problems With Uber's Wheelchair Accessibility

OPB | May 20, 2015

OPB's Amelia Templeton and Joe VanderVeer,  former chairman of Portland’s Commission on Disabilities, tried to get a ride in an Uber vehicle that could take VanderVeer's wheelchair. It took 15 attempts and nine hours.

Josephine County Rejects Safety Levy

OPB | May 20, 2015

For the fourth time since 2012, Josephine County voters turned down a measure to increase funding to their sheriff's department.

Environmental Update On Wildlife Detectives

OPB | May 20, 2015

We talk to EarthFix reporters about poaching and other crimes against wildlife in the Northwest.

Earthquake Preparedness: What's In Your Kit?

OPB | May 19, 2015

OPB challenged four Oregon families to live off their earthquake preparedness kits for a weekend. We'll find out how the experiment went.

Politics Get Complicated Over Oregon Transportation Funding

OPB | May 18, 2015

The end of the legislative session is not far off, but Oregon lawmakers are struggling to find common ground on funding transportation infrastructure.

Represented: Limited Law Enforcement In SW Oregon

OPB | 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.

Oregon Students Win Awards At Intel ISEF

OPB | May 14, 2015

Oregon high school students won awards Intel ISEF, the world's largest pre-college science competition.

How A Father Duped His Son Into Being An International Spy In Oregon

OPB | May 14, 2015

A CIA agent sells information to the Russians, gets caught, then convinces his son to spy for him. It's all in Bryan Denson's thrilling new book: The Spy's Son.

News Roundtable: May 14, 2015

OPB | May 14, 2015

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

Lawmakers Reach A Stalemate Over Pot Rules

OPB | May 13, 2015

Oregon lawmakers charged with creating statewide rules for recreational marijuana are at odds over how medical pot will be affected.

New Urban League President Nkenge Harmon Johnson Talks 'State Of Black Oregon'

OPB | May 13, 2015

Nkenge Harmon Johnson discusses the recently released "State of Black Oregon" report and what she hopes to accomplish at the helm of the Urban League of Portland.

What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

OPB | May 12, 2015

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

The Science Of Compassion

OPB | May 11, 2015

Buddhist Scholar Thupten Jinpa discusses his new book "A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives."