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Douglas County Construction Industry Struggles To Fill Positions

The Roseburg News Review | April 29, 2017 10:07 a.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

After the 2007 housing market crash, many skilled workers left Douglas County to find work elsewhere, but not enough have come to replace them.

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Housing Recovery | Cities And Self-Driving Cars | Paige McKenzie Sunshine Girl

OPB | April 5, 2017 noon

New homes are getting built, but is it enough? What will our cities look like when self-driving cars really become a reality? And the young Oregonian behind the Sunshine Girl YouTube phenomenon joins us to talk about her latest book.

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Portland Company Building Highrise From Wood

OPB | Oct. 7, 2015 1:31 p.m.

There's a new 12-story building set for construction in the Pearl District. But this building stands out from the scores of new highrises in a big way: it will be made of wood.

local | Business

Proposed Portland High-Rise Wins Tall Wood Building Prize

Capital Press | Sept. 18, 2015 8:44 a.m.

A high-rise planned in Portland has won a prize for using an ancient building material in an innovative way — wood.

local | News | Land

South Park Co-Creator Joins Locals In Fight For Portland Trees

OPB | Sept. 17, 2015 12:08 p.m. | Portland

A co-creator of the hit Comedy Central series "South Park" is part of a group stepping in to end a dispute about the potential removal of trees.

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Portland's Teardown Throwdown

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

In April, the Portland Bureau of Development Services rolled out a new appeals process for folks who want to contest demolitions in their neighborhood. Six months later, we're checking in. 

local | News | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Morrison Bridge Lift Span Deck To Be Replaced, USPS Closing In Pendleton

OPB | July 3, 2014 7:16 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Thursday, July 3: Multnomah County plans to replace the Morrison Bridge lift span deck, USPS will end mail sorting in Pendleton, Oregon Department of Transportation will begin a project on U.S. Highway 26 near Mount Hood Monday and more.

local | News | OPB News Blog

News Blog: Your Responses On OSU-Cascades Expansion Plan

OPB | April 4, 2014 12:44 p.m. | Portland

Public Insight Journalist Amanda Peacher recently asked our listeners and readers for their thoughts on the site for the OSU-Cascades expansion plan. We received an overwhelming response both for and against the proposed site. Here are some answers from our recent query.

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Top Stories: Marion County Judge Considers Megaloads, Injured Skier Sues Ski Bowl

OPB | April 4, 2014 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Friday, April 4: A Medford medical marijuana dispensary may seek a lawsuit after it was denied a business license, a new skatepark opens today in Eugene and a skier sues Ski Bowl.

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Apartment Project Latest Sign Bend Housing Market On The Mend

OPB | March 20, 2014 12:10 p.m.

A Bend developer has received approval for a 144-unit apartment building plan — yet another sign that Central Oregon is recovering from the recession as counties make significant strides in construction and development.

NW Life | local | Arts

Stories Rarely Told: The Trials & Triumphs of African-American Women In Construction

OPB | Jan. 31, 2014 midnight

Presented by The August Wilson Red Door Project and Portland Playhouse, the play My Walk Has Never Been Average celebrates the careers of African-American women in the trades.  

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Construction Workers Sue Over Asbestos Exposure

OPB | July 18, 2013 1:02 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

A Springfield hospital is facing a lawsuit from five construction workers who say they were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers while on the job.