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Fire Investigation | US Attorney On Marijuana Prosecutions | DACA Now

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 noon

What did two Oregonian reporters learn investigating the Canyon Creek complex fire, how does Oregon's US Attorney approach marijuana cases and how will young immigrants be affected by this summer's Supreme Court ruling?

local | Economy | News | Think Out Loud

Are African-Americans Really Leaving Portland?

OPB | May 17, 2016 noon

A researcher says African-Americans are leaving Portland at high rates, and that 11.5 percent of the black community has left in the last four years. But a local expert disagrees.

Nation | Economy | News | Business | Politics | Think Out Loud

The Business Of Guns In America

OPB | May 3, 2016 midnight

Author Pamela Haag explores the history of the gun industry in this country in her new book "The Gunning of America."

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After Living In One, Andrew Heben Says Tent Cities Can Help End Homelessness

OPB | April 27, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Andrew Heben, author of "Tent City Urbanism," became a builder and advocate for city-sanctioned tiny-house villages for homeless people after living in one and seeing the strong community there.

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Portland Modeled Its Homeless Busing Program On San Francisco's

OPB | April 4, 2016 noon

Portland is about to start handing out bus tickets to homeless people who would have a better situation in other cities. That's something San Francisco has been doing for 10 years.

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Talking Business | Japanese-American Workers Exhibit | Robin Coste Lewis

OPB | Feb. 25, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We'll discuss the latest business news with Erik Siemers, talk about the "Uprooted" exhibit at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, and meet poet Robin Coste Lewis.

local | Economy | Food | Think Out Loud

Yes, Portland Is Indeed A Foodie City

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015 12:45 p.m.

A new report from PSU finds that the food industry provides over 11 percent of the jobs in the region and adds over $6 billion in profits to the local economy.

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The Marijuana Banking Conundrum

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Marijuana businesses face some significant challenges when it comes to banking, leading many to operate cash-only businesses. But solutions could be on the horizon.

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The Kicker Kicks

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015 12:06 p.m.

For the first time since 2007, Oregonians will receive a kicker. This time it will come in the form of a tax credit on 2015 tax returns.

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State of Wonder: Aug. 15, 2015 - Arts And Small Towns, A Love Story

OPB | Aug. 15, 2015 noon

What happens when small towns try to jump-start their economies with arts centers and cultural offerings? We find out with a road trip to Joseph, Burns, and Mighty Tieton, Washington.