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Mount Hood Community College Bond Fails — Again

OPB | May 17, 2017 12:24 p.m. | Portland

School districts in Portland and Deschutes County are celebrating big wins for bond measures in Tuesday’s election, but Mt. Hood Community College was handed its sixth bond defeat since 1974.

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Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017 noon

A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

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OSU-Cascades Gears Up For September Opening

OPB | Aug. 19, 2016 1:50 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

OSU-Cascades faculty are starting to move into the first soon-to-be-finished academic building. They've been operating out of a single building for years.

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'Free' Community College Update | Effect Of Hatcheries On Fish | Naloxone In Pharmacies

OPB | March 1, 2016 noon

We'll hear about a bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe a drug that helps reduce the effects of opioid overdoses. Then we'll get an update on Oregon's $50 a term community college program. Plus, a new study looks at the dramatic impact hatcheries have on the genes of steelhead trout.

News | local | Tragedy At Umpqua Community College

'This Is An Amazing Community:' Roseburg 2 Months Later

OPB | Dec. 4, 2015 4:15 p.m.

Townspeople say they are still learning what the new normal is two months after the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College that killed nine people.

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Friends, Family Remember UCC Victims

KLCC | Oct. 12, 2015 2:25 p.m.

Over the weekend, memorial services were held for four of the nine people killed in the Oct. 1 Umpqua Community College shooting.

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Officers Who Shot Gunman Say They Aren't Heroes

OPB | Oct. 7, 2015 11:41 a.m.

An Oregon police chief says two detectives who ran toward the sound of gunshots and wounded the gunman who killed nine people at a community college don't want to be called heroes.

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Roseburg Community Rallies In Response To Tragedy

OPB | Oct. 6, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Roseburg residents are raising money and offering moral support to those affected by the mass shooting there last week.

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Continuing Coverage Of The Shooting In Roseburg

OPB | Oct. 2, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We bring you updates and analysis of Thursday's deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.

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Community College Funding Up, Possible Formula Changes Coming

OPB | July 24, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's community colleges are seeing double-digit funding increases for the upcoming school year.

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Thousands To Benefit From Oregon Free Community College Bill

OPB | July 17, 2015 3:04 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the bill Friday, limiting college tuition to $50 per term — a big discount from the $1,500 cost of attending full-time.

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How Does Tuition-Free Community College Work?

OPB | July 16, 2015 12:20 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill offering nearly free community college to certain high school graduates. We'll hear how a similar program is working in Tennessee.

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'Free' Community College Proposal Moving In Salem

OPB | June 9, 2015 12:20 p.m.

In the final weeks of the 2015 session, a bill to make community college all but free for some students is still alive in the Oregon state legislature.

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Loophole Allows K-12 Dollars To Fund First Year Of College

OPB | Jan. 15, 2015 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: Some Oregon high schools are taking an unconventional approach to the governor's 40-40-20 plan.