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Johnson Says Oregon DOJ Didn't Show 'Loyalty' In Civil Rights Case

OPB | Oct. 16, 2017 noon | Portland

Erious Johnson was forced to step down from his job at the Oregon Department of Justice. This is his first one-on-one interview since he settled his civil rights lawsuit against his former employer.

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Pop-Up Campuses | New Oregon Laws | Polybius Podcast

OPB | Oct. 9, 2017 noon

We hear about the idea of "pop-up campuses" for international students, some new laws that just took effect in Oregon, and a podcast all about a 1980s video arcade game.

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Portland's New Police Chief Is Tough, Ambitious — And Inked

OPB | Oct. 4, 2017 1:59 p.m. | Portland

In many ways, Danielle Outlaw is just what Portlanders expect in a police chief.

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Fight Over Oregon's 'Sanctuary Law' Brings Immigration Policy Battle To The NW

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 6 a.m.

Opponents of Oregon's "sanctuary law" are collecting signatures to put the issue on the ballot, and feelings are already running high on both sides.

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Portland Approves Pay Premium If Police Leaders Live In City Limits

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 12:58 p.m. | Portland

Portland leaders have agreed to pay police command staff more money to live within city limits.

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'State Of Wonder' In Corvallis | Opioid Lawsuit | Eclipse Cell Coverage | Portland's Tech Scene

OPB | Aug. 15, 2017 noon | Portland

What will Corvallis do for the eclipse? And will sketchy cell coverage in Eastern Oregon be a problem during the eclipse? Also, more on Multnomah County's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, and an exploration of Portland's tech industry.

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Portland's Next Police Chief Says She's Here To 'Strengthen' Bureau

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 1:49 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler's pick for police chief, Danielle Outlaw, comes to Portland after 19 years with the Oakland Police Department. Since 2013, she served as a deputy chief.

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Portland Mayor Taps Danielle Outlaw To Be Police Chief

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler offered the position to Danielle Outlaw, 41, a deputy chief in the Oakland Police Department.

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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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Billboards | Girls Build | Marijuana Tourism In Oregon

OPB | July 6, 2017 noon | Portland

A Portland summer camp teaches girls to use power tools. Also, an appeals court ruling may change the kinds of billboards we see in Oregon. And how has legal marijuana affected tourism in the state?

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GOP Lawmaker May Try Derailing Oregon's New Medicaid Tax

AP | June 29, 2017 4:03 p.m.

A Republican lawmaker confirmed her plans this week to challenge a $670 million health care tax to fund Medicaid.

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Tribe, Groups Sue Navy Over Ship Cleaning In Puget Sound

AP | June 16, 2017 10:20 a.m. | Seattle

The Suquamish Tribe and two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Navy, saying it sent harmful pollutants into Puget Sound when it cleaned a decommissioned aircraft carrier.

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Judge: Federal Laws Don’t Shield Oregon From Timber Lawsuit

Capital Press | June 9, 2017 10:10 a.m.

Federal environmental laws don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit that alleges insufficient logging.

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Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | May 3, 2017 noon

An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.

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Blazers Season Recap | Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age

OPB | April 25, 2017 noon

We learn about cybersecurity "honeypots" and a bill to raise the age for tobacco use in Oregon.

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Talking Business | Disability Rights Lawsuit | Soul'd Out 2017

OPB | April 18, 2017 noon

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.

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Oregon Legislature To Hold Public Hearings On Gun Bills Monday

OPB | April 16, 2017 1:30 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for a pair of hearings Monday on a set of bills that would regulate firearms.

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ICE Temporarily Stops Publishing Report Naming Uncooperative Sheriffs

OPB | April 11, 2017 12:17 p.m. | Portland

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will temporarily stop publishing a weekly list of sheriffs who don’t cooperate with the agency.

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Court Tells USFWS To Reconsider Protections For Coastal Martens

OPB/EarthFix | March 28, 2017 6 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal court says a decision not to list the rare coastal marten must be reexamined.

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Northwest Sheriffs Say ICE Report Is An Invitation To Violate The Law

OPB | March 24, 2017 5:55 p.m. | Portland

Local sheriffs say they are being shamed by the Trump administration for abiding by the U.S. Constitution.