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How accurate are federal vaccination numbers for Oregon? Also, we hear voices from the front lines of wildfires burning across the state, and we take a trip to the OSU Surimi School in Astoria.
The federal government has announced changes to a carefully negotiated sage grouse conservation plan. Also, steelhead may face extinction because of sea lions, and the economy in rural Oregon is not picking up the way it is in urban areas.
We discuss the latest revenue-raising and cost-cutting proposals in Salem to close the $1.4 billion budget gap.
We hear about long 911 hold times in Portland, and about how the people in the Rosewood neighborhood are faring, five years after the Rosewood Initiative began.
The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis projects and upward trend for recreational marijuana sales.
On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.
Could accessory dwelling units be the answer to Portland's housing crisis? They are for one family forced out by skyrocketing rent.
While unemployment is near record lows in some Oregon cities, it’s still hard to find a well-paying job in places like Malheur or Lake counties.
After the 2007 housing market crash, many skilled workers left Douglas County to find work elsewhere, but not enough have come to replace them.
Public utility commissioners in Chelan County, Washington, take a high stakes vote Monday that could influence whether the aluminum industry makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest.
A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers unveiled a proposal Friday to reel in state spending during the upcoming budget cycle.
Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers and Brad Lee, who directs the Reno area's medical emergency response, tell us about innovations in 911 service.
The release of an eye-catching list of possible budget cuts signals the start of the Oregon Legislature's end game: negotiations about taxes and budgets.
We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.
The University of Oregon is being sued by a longtime psychology professor who alleges that she’s being paid substantially less than several less-experienced male colleagues.
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.
We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.