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To Ease PERS Problem, Oregon May Use Mix Of Rewards And Punishments

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Portland

A task force on Oregon's massive public pension debt wants to prod the 900 government agencies in the state to more aggressively tackle the problem.

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Oregon Public Pension Debt Officially Rises By $2.4 Billion

OPB | July 28, 2017 5:02 p.m. | Portland

The board that oversees Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System makes a "pragmatic" decision to make a relatively modest reduction in its investment assumptions. 

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Portland Prepared To Pull Russian Software Used To Scan Malicious Emails

OPB | July 26, 2017 10:06 a.m. | Portland

Portland’s Bureau of Technology Services is prepared to stop using software from Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab.

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Man Confirms Officers Asked For Help Arresting Portland Protester

OPB | June 8, 2017 2:10 p.m. | Portland

OPB spoke with one of the two militia members involved in the arrest of a private citizen Sunday at a pro-Trump free speech rally in Portland.

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Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017 noon

A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

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Represented: Oregon's Housing Affordability Crisis

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017 9:30 a.m. | Portland

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.

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Investors File Petition To Close Seattle Street For Arena

AP | Feb. 8, 2017 3:42 p.m.

An investor group looking to build a privately financed arena in Seattle's stadium district has filed a new petition seeking the closure of a street needed for construction of the proposed facility.

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Washington Lawmakers Seek To Bring Back The Sonics

Northwest News Network | Jan. 26, 2017 5:56 p.m.

The Seattle SuperSonics haven't had a home in Washington state since 2008. But some lawmakers want to help them stage a comeback.

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Clippers Roll Past Blazers 111-80, Improve to NBA-Best 7-1

AP | Nov. 10, 2016 6:45 a.m.

Blake Griffin had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points and Los Angeles rolled past the Portland Trail Blazers 111-80 on Wednesday night to improve to an NBA-best 7-1 with its fourth straight victory.

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Darcelle XV

OPB | June 20, 2016 midnight

Darcelle XV is the West Coast’s oldest performing female impersonator, and operates what is likely the nation’s longest running drag revue.


Blazers Look To Close Out Clippers

AP | April 29, 2016 7:05 a.m.

Playing without the injured Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the Clippers seemed to wear down in the fourth quarter of Game 5 after it was tied at 71 through three. Damian Lillard scored 16 of his 22 points in the final period as the Blazers pulled away for a 108-98 victory.

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Injuries Clip Griffin And Paul's Series Short

AP | April 26, 2016 2:47 p.m. | Los Angeles

Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the playoffs after aggravating his left quadriceps tendon and Chris Paul has undergone hand surgery, leaving the Los Angeles Clippers without their top two players for the rest of their first-round series against Portland.


Blazers Beat Clippers 98-84, Paul Leaves With Broken Hand

AP | April 26, 2016 6:36 a.m.

Al-Farouq Aminu scored a career-high 30 points and Portland pulled away after Paul left with a broken bone in his right hand, beating the Clippers 98-84 on Monday night to tie their series at two games apiece.

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Blazers Look To Even Series With Clippers In Game 4

AP | April 25, 2016 8:08 a.m.

Portland could even the series, especially if Lillard and CJ McCollum can continue to put up big numbers. Lillard scored 32 points and McCollum added 27.

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Damian Lillard Guides Blazers To Victory In Game 3

AP | April 24, 2016 9:13 a.m. | Portland

With a game-opening 3-pointer, Damian Lillard set the tone and the Trail Blazers followed.

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Trail Blazers Fall Behind 0-2, After Big Losses In LA

OPB | April 21, 2016 12:12 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Trail Blazers face long odds to win the series against the Los Angeles Clippers.


Blazers Look To Bounce Back Against Clippers In Game 2

AP | April 20, 2016 9:05 a.m.

The Blazers missed 50 of their 83 shots, and 20 of their 30 tries from 3-point range — and go into Game 2 thinking that if the same opportunities present themselves Wednesday, the outcome could be different.


Clippers Smother Blazers In Game 1 Win

AP | April 18, 2016 6:42 a.m.

Chris Paul led the Los Angeles Clippers to a 115-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in the opener of their first-round playoff series Sunday night.


opbmusic's Weekend Fix: Tiburones, Youth Lagoon and The Yawpers

opbmusic | Nov. 20, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Listen to new music from Tiburones, Youth Lagoon and The Yawpers.

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Forensic Anthropologist Looks For Clues To Old Remains

OPB | Sept. 8, 2015 12:37 p.m.

 Forensic anthropologist Nici Vance is responsible for solving the mysteries behind the state's 128 unidentified bodies.