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Oregon DA Seeks Death Penalty Despite Personal Opposition

Jan. 4, 2017 12:17 a.m.

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel opposes the death penalty, but he's seeking it in a murder case he is prosecuting.

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Silverton Resident Whose Daughter Was Murdered Says Capital Punishment Can't Bring Closure

Dec. 22, 2016 8:20 p.m.

Silverton resident Aba Gayle's daughter Catherine was murdered in 1980, and she shares how she forgave the killer 12 years after the murder and how her life was forever changed.

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On The Road: Hoofing It On Sandy Boulevard

Dec. 22, 2016 7:45 p.m.

We wanted to get a better feel for Portland's own Sandy Boulevard. And so we decided to walk it — all the way from its origin, near the corner of SE 7th and Alder, to The Grotto, out at NE 85th.  

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Trump-Clinton Twitter Bet Leads To Cross-Country Meeting

Dec. 22, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Donald Trump supporter Steven Brewer and Hillary Clinton supporter Devin Gaffney made a bet in October that the supporter of the loser of the presidential race would fly out to meet the supporter of the winner.

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Producers' Choice: The Best 'Think Out Loud' Conversations Of 2016

Dec. 21, 2016 10:30 p.m.

As 2016 comes to a close, the staff of OPB's "Think Out Loud" look back on some of their favorite conversations from the past year.

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On The Road: The Places 'Think Out Loud' Went And The People We Met

Dec. 21, 2016 10:30 p.m.

"On The Road" is "Think Out Loud's" radio road trip series, bringing you conversations with wanderers, tourists and residents we meet along Oregon's backroads and highways.

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Outgoing Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy Reflects On Her 3 Terms In Office

Dec. 21, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Three-term mayor Kitty Piercy says she leaves office with no regrets.

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Election Bet

Dec. 19, 2016 9:30 p.m.

Oregon native and Hillary Clinton voter Devin Gaffney made a bet on Twitter that if Donald Trump won the election he would travel to Ohio to talk to one of his supporters to try to find out what they had in common. He just returned from the trip.

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Election Bet | Death Penalty: Aba Gayle | Jimmy Mak's Closing

Dec. 17, 2016 midnight

We hear about crossing political boundaries through Twitter, speak to a Silverton resident who opposes the death penalty and discuss the closing of Portland jazz club Jimmy Mak's.

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Clackamas County Turnabout

Dec. 1, 2016 9:21 p.m.

We talk with Jim Bernard, newly elected board chair for Clackamas County, about the ouster of conservatives John Ludlow and Tootie Smith, and what his and Ken Humberston’s election says about the county and its approach to urban planning and governing more broadly.

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Report Shows 1,500 Oil Train Cars Per Week Through Washington

Jan. 20, 2017 12:45 a.m.

In the final three months of 2016, railroads hauled 618 million gallons of oil through Washington. That means more than 1,500 rail cars every week hauling flammable crude oil through the state.  

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Why A Small Texas Town Wants Oregon’s Nuclear Waste

Jan. 19, 2017 11:45 p.m.

Communities from Oregon to New York may be clamoring to get nuclear waste out of their backyards, but one small town in west Texas is actively vying to store it.

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Not Their President: Where Portland Anti-Trump Protesters Go From Here

Jan. 19, 2017 9:45 p.m.

As Donald Trump takes office, energy from the first week of post-election protests in Portland is now coursing through different channels.

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Special Series: Election 2012

Jan. 19, 2017 7 p.m.

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

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Election 2012: Measures

Jan. 19, 2017 7 p.m.

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

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Voices of Young Voters

Jan. 19, 2017 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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Portland Mayoral Race

Jan. 19, 2017 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.

World | Nation

After 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

Jan. 19, 2017 6:56 p.m.

President Obama is the first president to serve eight years with the U.S. at war nonstop, from beginning to end. Donald Trump now inherits ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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High-Rise Collapses In Tehran, Killing Firefighters Working Inside

Jan. 19, 2017 6:49 p.m.

The Plasco building, Iran's oldest high-rise, caught fire Thursday morning. As firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, the 17-story structure crumbled on top of them.

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Trump Administration Inspires New Era Of NW Protest Music

Jan. 19, 2017 6:45 p.m.

In the Northwest there is a new era of protest music is brewing as Donald Trump prepares to take office as the 45th president of the United States.

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