Tagged: Welfare

When Wild Animals Come To The City

OPB | June 13, 2014 12:45 p.m.

FRIDAY: After a bear was removed from a tree in NE Portland this week, we wanted to know what kinds of policies are in place to deal with wildlife in urban areas.

Oregon Struggling To Help Welfare Recipients Find Work

OPB | April 28, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: A new audit by the Oregon Secretary of State's office shows the state has a poor track record when it comes to helping welfare recipients become self-sufficient.

Oregon Appeals Court Ruling Addresses Warrantless Search Of Animals

OPB | April 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: The court reversed a misdemeanor conviction for animal neglect, throwing out evidence from a veterinarian who tested a dog without a warrant.

Girl Going To Mexico To Live With Felon Father Raises Questions

OPB | Feb. 25, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: A six-year-old American citizen is being sent to live with her father in Mexico who has a history of violence.

OHSU Explains 10 Accidental Primate Deaths

OPB | Feb. 12, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregon Health and Science University is taking heat from a national animal rights group for four incidents that resulted in the deaths of research primates.

Should Animals Have Legal Personhood?

OPB | Dec. 04, 2013 12:50 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: An animal rights group has filed a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of a chimpanzee named Tommy, in an effort to take him from his owners and have him put in a sanctuary.

Do Minimum Wage Increases Help The Poor?

OPB | Sept. 18, 2013 12:20 p.m.

On Tuesday, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced a 15 cent increase in the state's hourly minimum wage for 2014.

Documentary Highlights International Adoption Delays

April 03, 2013 12:45 p.m.

We'll talk with the executive producer of "Stuck," a film that highlights the long wait for international adoptions. 

Jake Dekker Talks About One Kid At A Time

Jan. 10, 2013 12:06 p.m.

In this memoir, Jake Dekker tells the unlikely story of how he ended up adopting his son Danny from the foster care system in Washington. 

Eight Children Saved from Drowning at Hagg Lake

Sept. 17, 2012 12:50 p.m.

We'll speak with Evan Gibson, who helped rescue eight children from drowning over the weekend. 

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