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Police: Hate Crimes On The Rise In Seattle

AP | Sept. 13, 2017 6:33 a.m. | Seattle

The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that the Seattle Police Department counted 178 reports of bias incidents, including 62 of malicious harassment, during the first six months of 2017.

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News Roundtable | Levees | Tattoo Removal

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 noon

Fires, earthquakes and hurricanes ... we hear about a different potential disaster: Portland's old levee system. Also, we learn about a group that helps people get rid of tattoos, and we get analysis from our news roundtable.

local | News | Transportation

TriMet Report: Majority Of Transit Crimes Occur On Rail System

OPB | July 26, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland

A new report from TriMet says more than 1,200 crimes were reported out of nearly 99 million rides during 2016.

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Plant Smuggling | 3-D Printing | Clackamas Service Center

OPB | July 10, 2017 noon

A local doctor used a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for a 6 year old. Also, a fire shuts down one of the main homeless service centers near the Springwater trail. And we learn about an undercover investigation into plant trafficking.

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News Roundtable | Portland Hate Crimes | Montavilla Homeless

OPB | July 7, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable discusses the week's big news, Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly talks about fighting hate crimes, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association shares its approach to homelessness.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Mug Shots | Transportation Plan | Jewish Museum

OPB | June 8, 2017 noon

Should mug shots be made available to the public? The legislature has released a funding plan for transportation infrastructure — how will it work? And the Oregon Jewish Museum gets a new location.

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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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Trial Begins For Former Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | May 16, 2017 1:32 p.m.

Former Klamath Sheriff Frank Skrah's attorney claims criminal allegations against her client stemmed from a beef between Skrah and the president of the Klamath County Peace Officer’s Association.

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BMCC A Potential Home For Oregon State Police Crime Lab

East Oregonian | April 2, 2017 2:26 p.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

Law enforcement, educators and lawmakers are lining up behind a plan to give the Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton a new home on old grounds.

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Springfield Mayor's Son Arrested, Accused Of Slashing Tires

The Register-Guard | March 31, 2017 2:44 p.m.

The 36-year-old son of the Springfield mayor has been arrested after police said he slashed tires on 27 vehicles from Thursday night into early Friday morning.

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Secretary Of State Dennis Richardson | Ibrahim Mubarak | Cyber Security

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 noon

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson joins us to explain a letter he wrote to the President Oregon's voter system. One of the leaders of Portland's Right 2 Dream, Too homeless camp has left the organization. Also, a futurist looks at possible cyber threats.

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Death Penalty Investigator Says Her Work Is To Uncover The Why

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 noon

Death penalty investigator Rene Denfeld says uncovering the "why" behind brutal murders is heartbreaking for many reasons — not the least of which is that most of her cases were preventable.

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Mother Of Murdered Son Says Death Penalty Is Necessary

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 noon

Mary Elledge's son Rob was murdered 30 years ago. She doesn't believe in executing every person who is convicted of murder — but she says the death penalty can provide vital leverage for prosecutors trying to solve a case.

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Audit On Use Of Force In Multnomah County Jails Inconclusive

OPB | Dec. 15, 2016 1:11 p.m. | Portland

An audit of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office could not conclude whether county jails disproportionately use force against black inmates, according to its author.

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News Roundtable | Women In Prison | Lung Cancer And Depression

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016 noon

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Defense Says Government Lied To Court About Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 7:59 p.m.

Defense attorneys told the Judge Anna Brown the government hadn’t been honest with her or the defense about how it handled Facebook evidence.

Animals | local | Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Refuge Headquarters Will Remain Closed During Trial

OPB | Sept. 3, 2016 1:51 p.m. | Portland

The headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge could remain closed for the rest of the year. It’s been closed since the armed occupation in January.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ryan Bundy Asks To Remove Standby Counsel, Dismiss Charges

OPB | Sept. 3, 2016 12:25 p.m. | Portland

Ryan Bundy is asking a judge to get rid of his standby counsel and dismiss the government's case against him.     

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Rebroadcast: 41 Days, Refuge Occupation Documentary

OPB | Sept. 5, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We listen back to our documentary of the nearly six-week Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in this hour-long Think Out Loud special.

Politics | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': Defense Strategy

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 7 a.m.

OPB speaks with a Portland-based defense attorney, who explains how they go about trying to build a case for defendants when there is a mountain of documented evidence against them.