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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. 

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

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."

News | local | Politics

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.

Education | local | News | 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. 

News | Politics | Nation

Sanders Promoting New Blood In Democrats But Impact Unclear

AP | April 20, 2017 11:56 a.m.

Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party.

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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.

News | local | Health | Election

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.

News | local | Politics | NW Life | Election

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.

Education | local | News

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.

Politics | Business | Nation | News | World | Energy

Trump Rejects Intel Briefings As Top GOP Lawmakers Vow Probe Of Russia Hacking

AP | Dec. 11, 2016 10:33 a.m. | Washington

Key congressional Republicans joined Democrats in demanding a bipartisan investigation into the Kremlin's activities and questioned consideration of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson — who has close business ties with Moscow — as head of the State Department.

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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.

Think Out Loud

Student Protest | Economic Check In | Young Voters

OPB | Nov. 22, 2016 noon

We get different perspectives on a student protest in Portland, check in on the state's unemployment rate, and hear from first-time voters about their response to the election.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Post-Election Bullying In Schools | Orange Line

OPB | Nov. 18, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable analyzes some of the week's big news. We hear about how Oregon schools are addressing post-election bullying and racism. And we discover how well a new light rail line in the Portland area is — or is not — easing congestion.

Nation | Election | Elections

Vice President-Elect Mike Pence Set To Govern At Trump's Side

NPR | Nov. 16, 2016 7:31 a.m.

President-elect Donald Trump has made clear that his future vice president will have a major role in governing.

Politics | Books | Nation | News | Election | Arts | Elections

Bernie Sanders Calls For 'Fundamental Reassessment' Of Democratic Party

NPR | Nov. 15, 2016 5:10 a.m.

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. Bernie Sanders about his new book, Our Revolution, which outlines his programs to combat inequality, discrimination and lack of opportunity in the U.S.

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Oregon Senators Call Trump Strategist A 'White Nationalist'

OPB | Nov. 14, 2016 6:15 p.m.

Oregon’s two U.S. senators have condemned President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of a key member to his incoming administration: former Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon as chief strategist.

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Rural Voters Played A Big Part In Helping Trump Defeat Clinton

NPR | Nov. 14, 2016 8:06 a.m.

While Republicans have held relatively steady since 2008 with urban and suburban voters, they have made considerable gains in rural America.