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As A Waterfront Icon Is Demolished, Vancouver Braces For A New Identity

OPB | April 17, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Big things are starting to take shape on the Vancouver waterfront. The southwest Washington city’s $1.5 billion redevelopment plan has been in the works for more than a decade.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Sexual Harrassment At Work | Mercy Corps Out Of Turkey | Portland Developer | Mental Illness In Jail

OPB | March 8, 2017 noon

Uber recently came under fire after a former engineer reported sexual harassment and a culture of discrimination against women. UO law professor Liz Tippett says this sort of behavior isn’t unusual in the business world, but the solution may not lie in better HR practices.

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Hermiston In Line For Growth And Development In 2017

Hermiston Herald | Dec. 29, 2016 11:57 a.m.

Many of the biggest stories from the city over the last year were forward-looking ones, covering the decisions city and business leaders made to set up major projects that will bear fruit in 2017.

local | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Developer Donates Shelter | Lincoln High Football Players Protest

OPB | Nov. 4, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable discusses the biggest stories of the week, we hear from a developer who is donating property for a homeless shelter and we talk to football players protesting the national anthem.

History | local | News

Oregon Court Ruling Limits Historic Designation Statute

Statesman Journal | Aug. 22, 2016 7:27 a.m.

The Oregon Supreme Court has narrowed property owners' options for removing their historic designation.

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Portland Development Commission Picks New Director

OPB | Aug. 3, 2016 1:24 p.m.

If she accepts the job, Kimberly Branam will be the youngest, and only the second female, to lead the agency.

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New Waterfront Development In Vancouver Breaks Ground

OPB | July 17, 2016 10:30 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Long-delayed mixed use project to begin; aiming for October move-ins.

Think Out Loud

Zombie Homes Update | Pendleton May Lose Airport | Mary Roach On Her Book 'Grunt'

OPB | June 16, 2016 noon

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales discusses the city’s new approach to foreclosures on abandoned properties. And best-selling author Mary Roach joins us to talk about her latest book, “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans At War.”    

local | News | Think Out Loud

Denser Portland? | Gay Christians | Native Language Teacher

OPB | June 14, 2016 noon

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, we talk to a gay Christian reform activist about religion and sexuality. We also learn about new plans that might allow for denser residential development in close-in Portland. And we hear from one of the last speakers of the native language Ichishkiin.

NW Life | Business | local | Arts

An International Architecture Firm Wants To Reshape Portland

OPB | April 27, 2016 2:32 p.m.

The firm behind the 9/11 Memorial and the new SF MOMA turns its eyes on Portland's waterfront in two projects.

Environment

Puget Sound Suffers As Homeowners Wall Off Natural Shoreline

KUOW | April 26, 2016 12:50 p.m. | Seattle

Along Hood Canal and other rural parts of Puget Sound, the owners of coveted waterfront homes keep building more walls to keep their properties from eroding. The natural shoreline is paying for it.

Politics | local | News | Think Out Loud

Portland Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler Wants To Stop Gentrification

OPB | March 3, 2016 3 p.m. | Portland

Portland mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler discussed his plans to fix Portland's gentrification of minority communities on Think Out Loud.

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Big Changes To Portland Skyline On The Horizon

OPB | Feb. 19, 2016 5:30 p.m.

A plan announced this month could make for some big changes to the Portland skyline.

Land use | News | Economy | Land | Sustainability

Construction Proceeds On Innovative Cross-Laminated Timber Building

OPB | Feb. 17, 2016 12:48 p.m. | Portland

Researchers are studying whether building with cross-laminated timber can help revive the timber industry in rural Oregon.

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How Might Portland Control Infill Without A Demolition Tax?

OPB | Jan. 6, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Portland

A proposed tax on the demolition of some Portland homes is dead, but the city is still considering other ways to control construction.

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A Look Back At Oregon's Housing Crisis

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015 12:56 p.m. | Portland

In cities across Oregon, one word came up again and again in 2015: housing.

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Clark County To Discuss Growth Management Options

OPB | Nov. 20, 2015 3:03 p.m.

Clark County Councilors will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the how they’ll proceed with the county’s growth management plan.

Transportation | Think Out Loud

Metro Will Not Expand Urban Growth Boundary

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015 12:45 p.m.

For the first time since the 1970s, Metro has voted not to expand the region's Urban Growth Boundary, saying there is enough room for the projected 400,000 new residents set to arrive in the next 20 years.

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Rising Rents Are Pushing Out Artists That Made Portland Cool

AP | Nov. 11, 2015 11:46 a.m. | Portland

Evictions and skyrocketing rents are putting apartments out of reach for many, especially those working part-time, low-wage or artistic jobs.

Think Out Loud

Conversations About Housing And Development

OPB | Nov. 11, 2015 12:06 p.m.

A series of conversations recorded on Think Out Loud about housing and development in Portland.