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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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Oregon Governor Wants To Take Up Gun Control In February Session

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 10:55 a.m. | Portland

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.

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Oregon Redistricting Task Force Wants To Strip Power From Lawmakers

OPB | Oct. 4, 2017 4:52 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A task force created by Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is recommending a significant change to Oregon's redistricting process.

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Parents In Prison | Public Records | Campus Sexual Assault Policy

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 noon

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.

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Oregon Lawmakers Take Up Health Authority Debacle Next Week

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 3:27 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

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.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Governor On The End Of The Session

OPB | July 21, 2017 10:42 a.m. | Portland

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."

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3 Things About Arts In The 2017 Oregon Legislative Session

OPB | July 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

With the overall Oregon budget in such grim shape, reductions in state support for the arts were expected.

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Term Limits Would Remove 25 Oregon Lawmakers From Office

Portland Tribune | July 12, 2017 5:35 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

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.

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Talking Business | Salmon, Dams And Climate Change | Drug Bill | Security Cameras

OPB | July 11, 2017 noon | Portland

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.

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Oregon Lawmakers Wrap Session, Describe Mix Of Success And Failure

OPB | July 7, 2017 2:56 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Legislature went home Friday after finishing its 2017 session three days short of the constitutional deadline.

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Oregon Transportation Bill Clears Major Hurdle, Passes House

OPB | 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.

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News Roundtable | Rainbow Gathering | Summer Music

OPB | 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. 

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Oregon Narrowly Approves K-12 Spending Plan

OPB | June 27, 2017 1:09 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers narrowly approved an $8.2 billion spending plan Tuesday for K-12 schools. The number is an 11 percent increase over the previous budget cycle.

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Possible Wash. Government Shutdown | Untested Rape Kits | Geriatric Medicine

OPB | June 27, 2017 noon

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. 

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Covering Terrorism Cases | Elder Abuse | Grand Jury Recordings

OPB | 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.

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News Roundtable | REAL ID | Good In The Hood

OPB | 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.

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Public Records Advocate | Non-Binary Gender ID | First Female Portland Police Chief On PPB

OPB | 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.

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Talking Business | Kitzhaber Investigation | Slants' Trademark Case | Good Samaritan Bill

OPB | 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.

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Legislative Update | Ghost Town Odes | Sage Grouse Agreement

OPB | June 12, 2017 noon

How do you describe a ghost town?

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Ethics Report: Bend Lawmaker Failed To Make Proper Financial Disclosures

The Register-Guard | June 2, 2017 3:05 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The investigation followed an ethics complaint filed against the Bend Republican and likely 2018 gubernatorial candidate by the Democratic Party of Oregon in April.