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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?