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Dennis Richardson | Albina Ministerial Alliance | Water Treatment | Transit Security

OPB | July 27, 2017 noon

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson discusses voter fraud and election reform. We also talk about police oversight, treating Portland's water, and hear from TriMet. 

Think Out Loud

Tacoma Detention Center | Election Reform | Transit Security

OPB | July 26, 2017 noon | Portland

We hear about conditions for women in a Tacoma immigration detention facility, a conference on election reform, and why bus riders want fewer armed transit police officers.

local | News

MAX Double Homicide Suspect: 'No Heroes In This Case'

OPB | July 18, 2017 9:46 a.m. | Portland

A Portland man accused of killing two men and injuring a third on a TriMet MAX train this spring appeared in court Tuesday morning.

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Reimagining Portland's SW Corridor: What To Do With Barbur Boulevard?

Pamplin Media Group | July 12, 2017 7:59 a.m. | Portland

The final design of a Southwest Corridor light-rail line from Portland to Tigard is still many years away, but one of the key, early questions to be answered is what to do with Barbur Boulevard.

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At Post-Attack Vigils, Oregonians Urge Each Other To Stand Up To Hate

OPB | May 27, 2017 10 p.m. | Portland

Participants urged each other not to let the killings – and the hate that apparently motivated them – drive Oregonians apart.

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TriMet Plans New Central Precinct For Transit Police

Pamplin Media Group | April 11, 2017 7:38 a.m. | Portland

TriMet is planning to open a new Central Precinct for the transit police on the first floor of the parking garage to be built for the coming Oregon Convention Center headquarters hotel.

local | NW Life | Transportation | Arts | Business | State of Wonder

From Controversy To Icon: Portland's Aerial Tram Turns 10

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Portland’s aerial tram can now be seen as one of the city’s most transformational projects ever. But it wasn't always a popular project.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

TriMet Fare Evaders | Kennewick Man | Logging Under Trump | Russian Doping

OPB | Jan. 5, 2017 noon

A change in the way TriMet fare evaders are prosecuted, an overview of the history of Kennewick man, a guess on what the Trump administration might mean for logging in Oregon and a look at the doping scandal in Russian sports.

Politics | Transportation | local | Election | Business | News | Elections

Tigard Voters Saying Yes To Light Rail Plan

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 8:45 p.m. | Portland

An expansion to the Portland metro area's light rail system is getting the green light for its route through the city of Tigard.

Arts | Oregon Art Beat

TriMet Orange Line Art

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 8 p.m.

Art Beat rides the new TriMet MAX Orange line to discover a fantastic variety of public art on the run from downtown Portland to Milwaukie.

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BIKETOWN Offers Discount To New Customers During TriMet Disruption

Pamplin Media Group | Aug. 21, 2016 12:39 p.m. | Portland

BIKETOWN, Portland's new bike share program, is offering a $1 discount for new customers while a major TriMet maintenance project disrupts MAX service for the next two weeks.

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MAX Construction To Cause Delays, Headaches For Riders

Pamplin Media Group | Aug. 17, 2016 6:30 p.m. | Portland

If you take the MAX to work each morning, you might want to try a different travel option starting Monday.

local | Transportation | News

TriMet To Start Construction On Rose Quarter MAX Lines

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 10 a.m.

The Portland-area transit agency TriMet is warning riders of planned ahead of a Rose Quarter improvement project. 

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TriMet Awarded $3.4M Grant To Buy Electric Buses

Pamplin Media Group | July 24, 2016 10:27 a.m.

TriMet will buy four battery-electric buses thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant that Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley helped obtain.

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Entire Portland Region May Vote On Southwest Light Rail Line

OPB | May 11, 2016 3:59 p.m. | Portland

Voters in three suburban cities — King City, Tigard and Tualatin — are likely to weigh in on the Southwest Corridor transit line. But to raise the needed funding may take a regional vote.

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Portland's Proposed Rapid Bus Actually Slower Than Existing Bus

OPB | March 22, 2016 3:35 p.m. | Portland

A proposed bus rapid transit line from Gresham to downtown Portland would move passengers more slowly than the current east-west bus lines.

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Portland's Tilikum Crossing Bridge Is Open For Business

OPB | Sept. 12, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

After much anticipation and plenty of parties, Portland's new bridge, the Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, is now open to walkers, joggers, bikers and TriMet riders.

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TriMet To Vote On Increasing Business Tax

OPB | Sept. 9, 2015 3:26 p.m.

TriMet’s board of directors will vote Sept. 16 whether to increase its tax on businesses. Employers pay a tax to the transit agency based off their payroll, which funds 56 percent of TriMet’s $510 million budget.

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TriMet Adjusts MAX Schedules To Incorporate Orange Line

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015 2:54 p.m.

TriMet will begin test running its new Orange MAX line between Downtown Portland and north Clackamas County starting Sunday. 

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TriMet Ready To Approve Hike In Payroll Taxes

OPB | Aug. 12, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Portland

TriMet board members signaled Wednesday they're likely to increase payroll taxes, in the years to come.