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Portlanders Dissatisfied With City Services, Happy With City Livability

FRIDAY: Results of a 2014 citywide survey show public opinion of Portland city government is at a new low, but 78 percent of respondents say they feel good about the city's livability.

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BPA Moving Forward After Hiring Scandal

FRIDAY: The Bonneville Power Administration is looking towards the future after a hiring scandal that went public a year ago.

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News Roundtable: October 31, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

David Wolman On "Epic" Story Of Pipino, Gentleman Thief

OPB | Oct. 30, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Portland writer David Woman tells us about a new magazine focused on long-form, true stories, and about the piece he co-authored for it — about a successful Italian thief.

New Report Shows Adult Abuse On The Rise In Oregon

OPB | Oct. 30, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: WA newly released report from Oregon's Office of Adult Abuse Prevention & Investigation documents various forms of adult abuse in the state.

The Most Interesting Races On Washington's Ballot

OPB | Oct. 30, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: OPB reporter Austin Jenkins fills us in on the ballot measures and legislative races to watch.

Previewing The Upcoming Portland Trail Blazers Season

OPB | Oct. 29, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk about expectation for the Portland Trail Blazers coming off a playoff series win.

Why You Might Not Want To Take That Receipt

OPB | Oct. 29, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear about a new study that shows the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) found on receipts can get into the body very quickly if touched with greasy fingers — or hands cleaned with hand sanitizer.

Editors Defend Their Election Endorsements

OPB | Oct. 29, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with three regional newspapers about their ballot measure and candidate endorsements and the reasoning behind them.

Talking Business

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

How To Get Foster Parents For Kids In The OYA

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014 12:15 p.m.

TUESDAY: The Oregon Youth Authority hopes to bring in more foster parents to care for some of the hardest kids to place — those who are in the criminal justice system already.

Oregon's Ebola Response Plan

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: State and local health officials have laid out Oregon's plan to deal with a possible Ebola outbreak.

The Past, Present And Future Of The South Waterfront District

OPB | Oct. 27, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll discuss the rapid rise of the South Waterfront neighborhood and what the future might hold for the area.

News Roundtable: October 24, 2014

OPB | Oct. 24, 2014 12:35 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Leon Panetta Takes Issue With Obama In "Worthy Fights"

OPB | Oct. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We catch up with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to talk about some of the issues in his new memoir.

Second Chance Summit Takes Up Employing People With Criminal Backgrounds

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 12:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: The summit — a first of its kind in Oregon — will bring together businesses, government, and non-profit stakeholders to share best employment practices inclusive of those with criminal backgrounds.

Clark County Considers A New Charter

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: Clark County has a new charter on the ballot this November that would change how its regional government operates.

M89: The Equal Rights Amendment Measure

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll hear arguments for and against Measure 89, which would amend the Oregon Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on gender.

Milwaukie's Davis Graveyard Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear from Chris and Jeff Davis, creators of a Halloween display that covers half an acre of their front yard and attracts thousands of visitors.

Metro Measure Explained

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: OPB reporter Rob Manning gives us a primer on the Metro measure on Portland-area ballots.

La Grande Courthouse Will Replace Building Used By Domestic Violence Shelter

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 12:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: County plans to demolish a building used by a domestic violence shelter to make way for a new courthouse have lead to a lawsuit and community outcry.

County Commission Race In Washington Draws Big Money

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Vancouver-based OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about an unusual influx of cash in the Clark County Commissioner race.

Atul Gawande Talks About "Being Mortal"

OPB | Oct. 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Surgeon and author Atul Gawande joins us at OPB with an audience to talk about his new book, "Being Mortal."

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