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Billboards | Girls Build | Marijuana Tourism In Oregon

OPB | July 6, 2017 noon | Portland

A Portland summer camp teaches girls to use power tools. Also, an appeals court ruling may change the kinds of billboards we see in Oregon. And how has legal marijuana affected tourism in the state?

Portland Approves Permit For Nation's First All-Wood High-Rise

AP | June 7, 2017 9:54 a.m. | Portland

Officials in Oregon have approved construction permits for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

Economy | local | News | OPB News Blog

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.

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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.