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Mt. Hood Or Wy'east?

OPB | Sept. 01, 2015

We discuss the origin of the name of Mt. Hood and explore Wy'east, which has long been thought to be a Native American name for the mountain.

A New Kind Of College

OPB | Sept. 01, 2015

The Wayfinding Academy aims to be a new two-year college in Portland.

Lloyd Center Gets Makeover, New Boss

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015

Portland's 55-year-old iconic mall will see massive renovations under the leadership of its new general manager, Bob Dye.

150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015

We are live from the Oregon State Fair, where we'll talk to participants from all parts of the grounds — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.

At Home With Recovery

OPB | Aug. 27, 2015

A new installment of our "At Home" series features three women living in a communally run home for people dealing with drug and alcohol recovery.

High School Behind Bars

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

Three Lakes High School operates within the only correctional facility for girls in the state.

The Road That Built Portland

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

A road-widening project in Beaverton recently unearthed a big chunk of Portland history.

How Will A Third Major Party Affect Oregon Politics?

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015

The Independent Party of Oregon was just certified as the state's third major party, joining the Democratic and Republican parties. What does this mean for Oregon?

Wildfire Update

OPB | Aug. 17, 2015

Several of the nation's largest wildfires continue to burn across the region.

Looking For Ancient Humans On Oregon's 'Lost Coast'

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015

Could the key to understanding North America's earliest inhabitants lie off of the Oregon coast?

Turn Of The Century 'Rockhound' & Vaudeville Dancer Lives On In Bend

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015

As a woman in the American West, Kathleen Rockwell broke all the rules. 

Lawsuit Filed By Pregnant Professor Against Christian University

OPB | Aug. 12, 2015

A former assistant professor at Northwest Christian University says she was fired after she told her supervisor she was pregnant out of wedlock.

Do Firearms Belong In Emergency Preparedness Kits?

OPB | Aug. 14, 2015

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Brandon Mayfield Recalls His Wrongful Arrest In A New Book

OPB | Aug. 11, 2015

Portland lawyer Brandon Mayfield was wrongfully arrested in 2004 for involvement in the Madrid, Spain, train bombings. Now he says his story serves as a cautionary tale about the erosion of civil liberties.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway To Buy Portland-Based Precision Castparts

OPB | Aug. 10, 2015

In its biggest acquisition to date, Berkshire Hathaway is buying Portland-based Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion.

Who's On Algae Duty?

OPB | Aug. 11, 2015

Blue-green algae blooms are a growing problem on the Willamette River - but who's in charge of keeping them under control?

News Roundtable: Aug. 7, 2015

OPB | Aug. 07, 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.

UO Settles Lawsuit From Alleged Rape Victim

OPB | Aug. 05, 2015

The University of Oregon has settled the lawsuit brought by a student who alleged she was raped by three college basketball players.

Warm Springs Youth Council Attends White House Gathering

OPB | Aug. 05, 2015

The newly formed Warms Springs Youth Council brought back lessons and inspiration from their trip to Washington, D.C. this summer.

Is Portland Arts Funding Out Of The Woods?

OPB | Aug. 04, 2015

The recession hit the Portland art scene hard. How are arts organizations doing now?