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Chinook Tribes Employ New Tactic In Ongoing Quest For Federal Recognition

OPB | Oct. 7, 2015 12:45 p.m.

After a decades-long struggle for federal recognition, Tribal Chairman Tony Johnson is requesting an executive order.

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US Supreme Court's Fall 2015 Term Begins

OPB | Oct. 6, 2015 12:45 p.m.

We preview the major cases and issues that will come before the Supreme Court this fall term.

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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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Checking In With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | Sept. 25, 2015 12:30 p.m.

We talk to Mayor Hales about homelessness, development, climate change, and much more.

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Looking Ahead To Possible SCOTUS Nominees

OPB | July 27, 2015 12:40 p.m.

We take a look at the short lists of possible Supreme Court nominees on both sides of the aisle.

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The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 25

OPB | July 27, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. We look back on what effect it has had.

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Rural Lawmakers Reflect On Legislative Session

OPB | July 20, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, and Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, talk about the wins and losses for rural Oregonians this legislative session.

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Working to Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind'

OPB | July 14, 2015 12:20 p.m. | Portland

We check in with Education Week reporter Lauren Camera on Congress' current efforts to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014 noon

THURSDAY: Come to Rontoms bar in SE Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana. Come at 7:30 p.m.

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The Bridge Is Back — But Don't Call It the CRC

OPB | April 1, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Washington state Rep. Liz Pike wants to bring lawmakers on both sides of the Columbia River back to the table to come up with a new plan for an I-5 bridge.