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Ranked Choice Voting | Water Scarcity | Suicide Prevention

OPB | Sept. 01, 2016

A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.

Transgender Protections | Democratic Secretary Of State Candidates

OPB | May 11, 2016

We talk to a transgender high school student about new guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education and we hear from the three candidates who are running for Secretary of State in the Democratic primary.

Sanders Addresses Malheur Occupation, Gun Control, His Path Forward

OPB | May 06, 2016

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke with Think Out Loud's Dave Miller about the Malheur occupation, gun control, and what the race looks like going forward.

Conservative Conservationism | National Vote By Mail | Drive-In Movies

OPB | May 04, 2016

A new study looks into the ways environmental messaging should change if it is going to appeal to conservatives. We hear from Oregon's senior Sen. Ron Wyden about his proposal to expand Oregon’s vote-by-mail system nationwide. The 99W Drive-In Theatre in Newberg is hoping to get your vote for best drive-in movie theater in the country.

Coal By Wire | Motor Voter | Valhalla

OPB | Feb. 04, 2016

We talk to legislative representatives on both sides of a bill that would eliminate the use of coal energy by Oregon's two biggest utilities by 2035. The Oregon Secretary of State discusses how the implementation of the state’s automatic voter registration law is going. And we speak with the backcountry guide who led a trip down a previously undocumented slot canyon for Oregon Field Guide.

Oregon Voter Rolls About To Be Expanded

OPB | Oct. 26, 2015

The Secretary of State, and Oregon's three major parties, are bracing for an influx of new voters come January 1, when automatic voter registration begins.

News Roundtable: March 20, 2015

OPB | March 20, 2015

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

Should Voter Registration Be Automatic?

OPB | March 25, 2013

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown wants to use driver's license data to automatically register voters in the state.

Voter Turnout

OPB | May 15, 2012

Are you voting in the May 15 primary election? What's the most exciting election on your ballot?

Funding Parks and Candidates

OPB | Oct. 05, 2010

How will you vote on funding parks through lottery money? How about continuing Portland's voter-owned elections?

Fusion Voting

OPB | July 08, 2009

How might fusion voting affect minor — and major — parties in the state?