Last year was a really dry year. But heavy snows at the end of the year suggest healthier water levels in 2016.
Think Out Loud producers dig through the archives to choose their favorite moments from 2015.
We gave opbmusic contributor Matt Drenik a 1000 word assignment to cover the Pickathon music festival. He turned in 5000 words on dehydration, dirt, & joy. This is his epic journey.
In our final video premiere from the Woods Stage, local band Blind Pilot plays a sweet song, "White Apple."
It's unclear what kinds of consequences the state could face now that Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill making it easier for parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests.
We talk to Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe about what the county's public safety levy — passed this week — will mean for his department and the community.