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Report Highlights Economic Benefits Of Deeper Columbia


Monday at 12:06 p.m.

A new report into the economic consequences of deepening the Columbia River to from 40 to 43 feet indicates a strong return on investment.

Photo: Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

Neighborhood Coalition Plans To Redevelop Former Strip Club Building


Monday at 12:25 p.m.

A coalition of neighbors and community groups recently purchased the former Sugar Shack strip club as part of an effort to revitalize Portland's Cully neighborhood. 

Photo: Maabi Munoz

LaMarcus Aldridge Exits The Blazers


Monday at 12:40 p.m.

After LaMarcus Aldridge announced this weekend that he will be signing with the Spurs, where are the Blazers headed?

Photo: Alan Sylvestre / OPB

National Weather Service Says To Expect More Heat


Monday at 12:50 p.m.

Forecasters say to expect 90+ degree weather at least until Friday.

Photo: Katelyn Black / OPB

'Essentially Ellington' Winners: Live Performance And Interview


Friday at 12:06 p.m.

American Music Program's national award-winning Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra comes to the OPB studios.

What Is 'The Blob' And How Is It Affecting Oregon?


Tuesday at 12:06 p.m.

Scientists are trying to understand whether a patch of significantly warm water off the coast is affecting the climate in the Pacific Northwest.

Photo: NASA

At Home With A Language's Last Native Speaker


Thursday at 12:20 p.m.

Verdena Parker lives in Winston, OR, and is the last living native speaker of the Hupa language.

Photo: Dave Blanchard / OPB

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Neighborhood Coalition Plans To Redevelop Former Strip Club Building

OPB | July 06, 2015

A coalition of neighbors and community groups recently purchased the former Sugar Shack strip club as part of an effort to revitalize Portland's Cully neighborhood. 

Report Highlights Economic Benefits Of Deeper Columbia

OPB | July 06, 2015

A new report into the economic consequences of deepening the Columbia River to from 40 to 43 feet indicates a strong return on investment.

'Essentially Ellington' Winners: Live Performance And Interview

OPB | July 03, 2015

American Music Program's national award-winning Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra comes to the OPB studios.

At Home With A Language's Last Native Speaker

OPB | July 02, 2015

Verdena Parker lives in Winston, OR, and is the last living native speaker of the Hupa language.

Supreme Court Mercury Ruling May Impact Climate Change Regs

OPB | July 02, 2015

This week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the EPA's regulation of mercury may have lasting impact climate change policy.

Happy Valley Creates Amnesty Program to Collect Illegal Fireworks

OPB | July 01, 2015

Happy Valley has a zero-tolerance policy on use and possession of fireworks within city limits, and has created a "no-questions-asked" firework collection program.

How Can Portland Become More Bike-Friendly?

OPB | July 01, 2015

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Legal Marijuana In Oregon

OPB | July 01, 2015

Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Oregon as of July 1. We talk to people around the state about how things will change.

US Women Face Germany in World Cup Semifinals

OPB | June 30, 2015

The U.S. Women's National Team faces off against Germany today in the FIFA Women's World Cup. We talk to soccer reporter Jamie Goldberg about the match and how Portland Thorns players have fared on the global stage.

No New Wells In Harney County

OPB | June 30, 2015

The Oregon Water Resources Department is concerned that the groundwater may be too low in parts of Harney County and has stopped issuing permits for new wells.

Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Start A Family

OPB | June 30, 2015

Anthony Szabo and Kirk Shepard are asking people to pitch in to help them pay for a surrogate so they can have a baby.

What Is 'The Blob' And How Is It Affecting Oregon?

OPB | June 30, 2015

Scientists are trying to understand whether a patch of significantly warm water off the coast is affecting the climate in the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon Outback Ride Comes to a Halt

OPB | June 29, 2015

Donnie Kolb, c0-founder of the Oregon Outback, has announced the cancellation of the 364-mile bicycle ride.

New Oregon Law Could Lead To More Testing Opt-Outs

OPB | June 29, 2015

It's unclear what kinds of consequences the state could face now that Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill making it easier for parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests.

Olympia And Salem Wind Down Sessions

OPB | June 29, 2015

The legislatures in Washington and Oregon are still struggling to pass the final bills of their respective sessions.

News Roundtable: June 26, 2015

OPB | June 26, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Same-Sex Marriage

OPB | June 26, 2015

The ruling makes same-sex marriage legal in every state.

Track And Field Championships Take Place Amid Doping Scandal

OPB | June 25, 2015

Some of the best athletes in the country are in Eugene for the USA Track and Field Championships, which go through this weekend.

Anti-Displacement Coalition Argues For City Changes

OPB | June 25, 2015

An ad hoc coalition of more than 20 community organizations has been meeting with Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission for policies to discourage displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds The ACA Again

OPB | June 25, 2015

We'll get analysis of the King vs. Burwell ruling released Thursday.


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