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Daughter Of Chinese Immigrants Hopes For A Different American Dream

Sept. 23, 2016 10 p.m.

Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.

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Escaping The Nazis For A Life In Portland

Sept. 23, 2016 5:20 p.m.

Amelie Diamant Holmstrum and her two sisters left Europe when she was 13 to escape the Nazis. They grew up in Portland.

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How Meaningful Is 'The American Dream' Today?

Sept. 16, 2016 11:06 p.m.

Our series on "The American Dream" explores the origin of the idea, and how it's playing out for Oregonians — from various walks of life — leading up to the presidential election.

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Republicans Talk Trump

Sept. 15, 2016 8:21 p.m.

We hear how longtime Oregon Republican voters are thinking about the presidential election. Some have been energized by Donald Trump’s candidacy, while others have decided to change their party affiliation in response to the Republican nominee.

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Portland Police 48 Hour Rule Agreement | Millennials In Parks | Republicans Talk Trump

Sept. 14, 2016 4:41 p.m.

We chat with millennials enjoying the outdoors and Republicans weighing their response to Trump. Also, Portland's mayor joins us for a conversation about what a new police union contract could do for the city.

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Oregon Hiking Triple Crown | Satanism Clubs | American Dream: Young Environmentalist

Sept. 13, 2016 4 p.m.

Two brothers want to create a "triple crown" of Oregon hiking trails. A Portland man wants to start a Satanist club in a Portland elementary school. And we continue our American Dream series by talking to a young environmentalist.

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Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland Elections

Sept. 12, 2016 11:45 p.m.

We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.

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Ranked Choice Voting | Water Scarcity | Suicide Prevention

Aug. 31, 2016 5 p.m.

A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.

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Grant County Recall Election

Aug. 16, 2016 8:10 p.m.

OPB’s Amanda Peacher fills us in on an vote to recall Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton.

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Measure 97, PERS Divide Candidates For Oregon Treasurer, Secretary Of State

Sept. 29, 2016 10:15 p.m.

The corporate tax measure and rising retirement costs are forcing financial debates among candidates for two of Oregon's top offices.

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Congressional Bill Paves Way For Return Of 'Kennewick Man' To Northwest

Sept. 29, 2016 10:15 p.m.

An amendment to the bill means the 9,000-year-old human remains discovered near Kennewick, Washington, 20 years ago will be returned for final burial.

Politics | Election

Portland Mayoral Race

Sept. 29, 2016 7 p.m.

Portlanders will elect a new Mayor in November, and the entire region has a stake in the outcome. OPB's April Baer reports on the candidates and issues central to the race.

Politics | Election

Special Series: Election 2012

Sept. 29, 2016 7 p.m.

News on the November election from OPB, NPR and PBS.

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Election 2012: Measures

Sept. 29, 2016 7 p.m.

OPB reports on the ballot measures facing Oregon voters in November.

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Voices of Young Voters

Sept. 29, 2016 7 p.m.

Young voters could play a major role in this presidential election. But what issues are most important to those under the age of 30?

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Hip Hop And Superheroes Inspire 'Luke Cage' Showrunner Cheo Coker

Sept. 29, 2016 4:21 p.m.

Cheo Coker was a well-respected journalist chronicling hip hop and pop before he moved to film and TV. His latest gig is as showrunner on Marvel's highly anticipated black superhero series, Luke Cage.

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It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

Sept. 29, 2016 4:21 p.m.

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.

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Austerity Measures In Cuba Spark Fears Of A Return To Dark Economic Times

Sept. 29, 2016 4:04 p.m.

Since July, authorities have cut work hours, electricity and gas supplies. Those measures have prompted fears of a return to austere economic times. Meanwhile, Venezuela has cut subsidies to Cuba.

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Yay, It's Time For My Performance Review! (Said No One Ever)

Sept. 29, 2016 3:29 p.m.

At many companies, annual reviews are being transformed as the nature of work changes. And instead of ranking their employees, firms are turning to more frequent, less formal evaluations.

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