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.
In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, Oregon's governor says she wants to pursue two gun measures that failed in this year's legislative session.
A task force created by Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is recommending a significant change to Oregon's redistricting process.
We learn about Oregon's Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents, a public records lawsuit filed against the Washington legislature and a new University of Oregon policy related to sexual assault allegations.
Oregon lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for a three-day flurry of meetings. It’s the first round of Legislative Days since the 2017 session adjourned July 7.
We’re taking advantage of a slow week in Oregon politics to bring you a recent conversation with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on OPB’s "Think Out Loud."
An act proposed by former gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce would prohibit Oregon state lawmakers from serving more than eight years in a 12-year period.
A home security camera at a rental property stirs up legal issues. A reporter looks into climate change, dams and salmon. A Oregon bill reduces the penalties for drug possession. Also, we talk regional business news with Suzanne Stevens.
The Oregon Legislature went home Friday after finishing its 2017 session three days short of the constitutional deadline.
local | Transportation | Politics | NewsOPB | July 5, 2017 5:38 p.m.
A bill to raise transportation taxes in Oregon by $5.3 billion over the next decade passed the state House and now appears likely to become law.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | June 30, 2017 noon
We talk about big stories of the week on our news roundtable and hear about the Rainbow Gathering this weekend in Eastern Oregon as well as some summer music highlights.
We discuss the looming government shutdown in Washington state, a backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits in Oregon, and some new ideas to improve health care for seniors.
local | Politics | News | Think Out LoudOPB | June 26, 2017 noon
We hear about disparities in domestic terrorism prosecutions, the latest on Oregon's "elder abuse epidemic," and a bill that would require grand juries proceedings be recorded.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | June 22, 2017 noon
Oregon's working on making state IDs compliant with federal regulations. Portland's Good in the Hood Festival continues despite racist threats. Also, our news roundtable discusses the latest headlines.
Nation | NW Life | Politics | News | Think Out LoudOPB | June 21, 2017 noon
We hear about a state bill to create a public records advocate, a new non-binary gender option on OR driver's licenses, and the search for a new Portland police chief from the nation's first female chief.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | June 20, 2017 noon
We get updates on business news, The Slants' Supreme Court case, the investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, and a bill to protect people who break into hot cars to save kids and pets.
local | NW Life | News | Think Out LoudOPB | June 12, 2017 noon
How do you describe a ghost town?
The investigation followed an ethics complaint filed against the Bend Republican and likely 2018 gubernatorial candidate by the Democratic Party of Oregon in April.