Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.
Arts | News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | May 23, 2017 noon
Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.
Lena Alhusseini, Oregon's former child welfare program director, told an advisor to Gov. Kate Brown in March that she felt "targeted and vilified" after coming to the post last November, emails obtained by the Statesman Journal show.
Energy | News | Environment | Sustainability | local | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?OPB/EarthFix | May 22, 2017 6 a.m.
Japan's "smart homes" combine solar panels, electric cars and batteries not only to save energy but also to supply their own power when disaster strikes.
There is no evidence that sensitive information has been compromised, said Matt Shelby, state Department of Administrative Services spokesman.
Lawmakers can’t fully trust the numbers they get from the Oregon Department of Revenue — which collects more than $8 billion a year in taxes — because repeated audits uncovered “significant” and “material weakness” in the agency’s accounting system.
In 2012, Oregon crafted a sweeping, five-year master plan to tackle a growing chronic disease crisis. That plan expires in June and has missed nearly every goal.
Nation | News | Entertainment | PoliticsNPR | May 14, 2017 5:04 a.m.
In the end, perhaps, the bar was set too high for the Saturday Night Live episode that was to follow an already baffling series of news events.
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | May 11, 2017 11:30 a.m.
Washington state is taking legal action against the U.S. government after a tunnel full of radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at the Hanford nuclear site.
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | May 10, 2017 9:38 a.m.
Contractors are building a road to a collapsed train tunnel site at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state. Their goal is to keep any radioactive contamination from escaping the hole that was found Tuesday.
Recreation | News | Sports | localAP | May 7, 2017 8:13 a.m. | San Jose, California
Chris Wondolowski scored two goals, reaching 125 for his career, and the San Jose Earthquakes smothered the Portland Timbers 3-0 on Saturday night.
We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.
The Oregon Department of Human Services will have a new director this fall. The current head of the agency, Clyde Saiki, is retiring after a three-decade career in state government.
Overlook Film Festival attendees were given an opportunity to play a 24 hour, four-day immersive horror game.
NW Life | Music | Books | Arts | Entertainment | local | State of WonderOPB | May 6, 2017 noon
This week on "State of Wonder," we look into the madness already surrounding August's eclipse, Oregon's a dark revamp of the Flintstones, and an even darker new horror film fest at Timberline Lodge.