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Multnomah County Considering E-Cigarette Regulations

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, and in Oregon, they're completely unregulated.

How To Get Foster Parents For Kids In The OYA

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Youth Authority hopes to bring in more foster parents to care for some of the hardest kids to place — those who are in the criminal justice system already.

Possible Changes Ahead For The Oregon Youth Authority

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Lawmakers heard a report this week about a possible reorganization of the state's youth correction system.

Responses To Gang Violence: Spartan Boxing And K.E.Y.

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014

We continue our occasional series highlighting different responses to gang violence in Oregon with a look at a boxing program in Medford, part of a larger approach called Keep Encouraging Youth (KEY).

Responses To Gang Violence: 11:45

OPB | July 22, 2014

TUESDAY: We start our occasional series profiling different responses to gang violence around the state with a look at a faith-based mentorship program called 11:45.

Controversy Surrounds Portland Arrival Of Good News Club

OPB | July 14, 2014

MONDAY: The arrival in Portland of a Christian youth program called the Good News Club has met with opposition.

For Families with Transgender Children, Finding Support Can Be A Challenge

OPB | Nov. 08, 2013

FRIDAY: A Portland organization with a global reach hopes to provide transgender children and their families with advocacy and support.

Young Adult Fiction Attracting More Readers

OPB | June 28, 2013

Young adult fiction has grown up over the past decades, bringing in readers of all ages. 

Getting Mental Healthcare To Transition Age Youth

OPB | Jan. 09, 2013

Several years ago, the state found that Oregon youth age 16-25 were 80 percent less likely to get the mental health care they need compared with other age groups. How have things changed since then?

Youth and Religion

OPB | Aug. 09, 2012

Lewis and Clark professor Monica Miller wants to know how young people in Portland think about religion and faith.

Writing Myself

OPB | June 14, 2012

Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom's new documentary offers a window into a playwriting class at an alternative high school.

Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility

OPB | June 08, 2012

From inside Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility we ask inmates: what is happening in prison to make them better citizens when they are released?

Youth Unemployment

OPB | April 19, 2012

The unemployment rate for people under 25 is even higher than the overall unemployment rate. And it's going up.

Young Hunters in Oregon

OPB | Feb. 10, 2012

The number of young hunters in Oregon is decreasing. What does that mean for the business and culture of hunting?

Rob Ingram Remembered

OPB | Dec. 28, 2011

In November Portland lost a true community leader: Rob Ingram. He died at 38 of a heart attack. Soon after his passing we talked to some people whose lives he changed.

The Legacy of Rob Ingram

OPB | Nov. 30, 2011

On Sunday, Rob Ingram, President of the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals and Director of Portland's Office of Youth Violence Prevention, died of a heart attack at 38. We speak to those whose lives he changed.

Mental Health Treatment Options for Youth

OPB | Nov. 21, 2011

What are the options for Northwest youth who need mental health treatment?

A New Shelter for Victims of Sexual Exploitation

OPB | Nov. 21, 2011

Janus Youth Programs is opening a new long-term shelter for youth sex workers. What impact will it have on Portland's sex trafficking problem?

Harun Mustafa

OPB | May 17, 2011

Harun Mustafa wrote music while serving time in prison. What's next for this cellist now that he's been released?

Confronting Northwest Gangs

OPB | April 12, 2011

What's being done to combat gang activity in Northwest communities?