OPB | March 30, 2016
We learn about a new safety alert system in Portland. OPB’s Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins fills us in on the eventful last few weeks of the Washington legislative session. We hear about tribal fishing villages along the Columbia that the federal government has neglected. And we listen back to a conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about a group of female combat troops who saw combat long before the military opened such roles to women formally.
OPB | March 21, 2016
We talk to legendary NPR host Robert Siegel and launch a new series checking in with regional papers across the state. We also hear about Bernie Sanders’ visit to WA state, the complicated Washington caucus/primary system, and the gridlock in Washington’s legislature.
OPB | March 17, 2016
This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we talk with the Oregon Congressional delegation's sole Republican member, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River). And we hear from former D.C. correspondents of northwest newspapers about covering the west from the nation's capital.
OPB | Dec. 09, 2015
The center houses people deemed to be violent sexual predators who have served their sentences, but whom a judge has found likely to reoffend.
OPB | Dec. 01, 2015
The Innocence Project Northwest says new evidence points to a different suspect than the one who was convicted of the crime in 2002.
OPB | Nov. 10, 2015
Isolde Raftery shares a story of a young Jehovah's Witness in Washington state who was allowed to refuse a life-saving blood transfusion.
OPB | Nov. 02, 2015
We take a look at what's on local ballots for the Nov. 3 election.
OPB | Sept. 28, 2015
Marijuana businesses face some significant challenges when it comes to banking, leading many to operate cash-only businesses. But solutions could be on the horizon.
OPB | Sept. 22, 2015
Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.
OPB | Aug. 24, 2015
The Carlton Complex fire ripped through Okanogan County last year. The same area is currently battling fires again.
OPB | Aug. 21, 2015
Randy Simmons is leaving his job at the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board after spearheading the state's rule-making process for recreational marijuana.
OPB | June 29, 2015
The legislatures in Washington and Oregon are still struggling to pass the final bills of their respective sessions.
OPB | June 22, 2015
If lawmakers in Olympia can't agree on a budget by the end of the month, Washington will face a government shutdown.
OPB | June 22, 2015
We check in with members of our EarthFix team about Google Trekker and one man's effort to get information on oil trains.
OPB | June 02, 2015
Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency in May. We discuss what that means for the state's residents and wildlife.
OPB | June 01, 2015
Our correspondent in Olympia gives us a rundown on what's on the agenda for Washington's lawmakers.
OPB | May 06, 2015
Teachers across Washington have been going on one-day strikes to protest a lack of education funding.
OPB | March 30, 2015
MONDAY: A bill before the Washington state legislature would allow the Governor to enter into agreements with Native American tribes if they choose to get involved in marijuana production, processing, or retail.
OPB | March 17, 2015
TUESDAY: The new Cowlitz mega-casino is expect to have a big impact on Oregon gaming revenue.
OPB | Feb. 24, 2015
TUESDAY: Clark County councilors are meeting Tuesday to discuss posting the words "In God We Trust" in a government building.