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Dennis Richardson | Albina Ministerial Alliance | Water Treatment | Transit Security

OPB | July 27, 2017 noon

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson discusses voter fraud and election reform. We also talk about police oversight, treating Portland's water, and hear from TriMet. 

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Tacoma Detention Center | Election Reform | Transit Security

OPB | July 26, 2017 noon | Portland

We hear about conditions for women in a Tacoma immigration detention facility, a conference on election reform, and why bus riders want fewer armed transit police officers.

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Study: Oregon 'Motor Voter' Program Boosted Turnout And Diversity Of Voters

OPB | June 7, 2017 11:55 a.m. | Portland

A new study finds that Oregon's "motor voter" program helped increase voter participation and drove turnout among younger, minority, rural and low-income voters.

Climate change | Environment | Communities | Election

Oregon Voters Could See More Community Rights Measures Going Forward

OPB/EarthFix | May 17, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The concept of community rights stems from the idea that local communities should have say over corporate projects that could cause local harm. 

Climate change | Energy | Environment | News | Communities | local

Oregon County Seeks To Block LNG Project With Ballot Measure

OPB/EarthFix | May 8, 2017 7:30 a.m.

"Community-Rights" measure aims to give Coos County residents control over energy infrastructure projects.

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Klamath Falls Man Launches Effort To Lift City Ban On Recreational Marijuana Sales

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | May 4, 2017 1:28 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

“Any prohibition isn’t keeping people from using marijuana,” Klamath Falls resident Jonah Hakanson said. “It’s keeping a business from existing."

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Some Marion County Voters Receive Empty Ballot Envelopes

Statesman Journal | May 3, 2017 7:15 a.m.

Roughly 318 South Salem residents received empty ballot envelopes as the Marion County election day looms just two weeks away.

News | Education | local | Election

Portland Public Schools Give Preview Of Remodeled Franklin High School

OPB | May 2, 2017 4:50 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools gave a preview Tuesday of what its modernized schools look like. The tour came just before voters decide on a large bond later this month. 

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Elections To Replace Some Trump Cabinet Picks Looking Tighter Than Anticipated

NPR | April 10, 2017 6:12 a.m.

Races in Georgia and Kansas to replace GOP lawmakers who joined the Trump administration are surprising activists, pundits and both political parties in an unsettled political environment.

local | Health | Election | News

Vaccine Skeptics Take Their Fight To Oregon's Ballot Boxes

OPB | March 3, 2017 2:20 p.m. | Portland

A series of seven vaccine initiatives have been filed with the Oregon elections division. But sponsors won’t talk to OPB about them.

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No Voter Fraud In Oregon, Says Secretary Of State

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 12:02 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's new secretary of state, Dennis Richardson, says vote-by-mail and Motor Voter help prevent fraud.

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Northwest Trump Supporters Celebrate Inauguration Many Did Not Foresee

Daily Astorian | Jan. 19, 2017 2:23 p.m.

Some Northwest conservatives were confident in Donald Trump's ability to win the presidency, but others were not so optimistic.

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Portland Gives Publicly Financed Campaigns A 2nd Try

OPB | Dec. 14, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland's on-again, off-again relationship with public campaign financing is back on.

News | Education | local

Bend Schools Staff Ask For Record $268M Bond

OPB | Dec. 14, 2016 11:05 a.m.

Staff at the Bend-La Pine school district are recommending a $268.3 million bond for the May ballot.

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Could Trump Pop The West Coast's Liberal Bubble?

OPB | Nov. 22, 2016 3:25 p.m. | Portland

For a generation, the West Coast has been the nation’s epicenter of progressive politics. But progressive leaders are concerned Trump's administration could pop the long-standing liberal bubble.

Election | Nation

Donald Trump Clinches The Presidency In Major Upset

NPR | Nov. 9, 2016 12:02 a.m.

The rise of a candidate with no experience in the military or elected office confounded nearly everyone in politics. But Trump won over white voters with his promise to "Make America Great Again."

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Bend Voters Decide On New City Council

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 7 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Bend voters had to decide on a lot on their ballot this November, including four of the seven seats on the City Council.

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Shooting Near LA Polling Site

AP | Nov. 8, 2016 3:59 p.m. | Los Angeles

Someone with an assault rifle killed one person and wounded two others Tuesday near two Los Angeles-area polling sites that were locked down as a result.

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Roseburg Resident Has The American Dream But Worries It's Fading

OPB | Oct. 31, 2016 12:20 p.m.

Retired dental hygienist Linda Hellenthal lives on 800 acres in Roseburg with her husband, a logger. She's achieved the dream, she says, but she worries for her grandchildren. 

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The Day After: Election 2016

OPB | Nov. 9, 2016 noon

We break down the results of yesterday’s election – both local and national.