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Rebuilding A Forest After The Burn


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The National Forest Service is already planning restoration projects after fires char Eastern Oregon.

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Rebranding Eastern Oregon


Monday at 12:40 p.m.

Pendleton and Hermiston are trying on new personalities in an effort to lure fresh faces. 

Lloyd Center Gets Makeover, New Boss


Monday at 12:20 p.m.

Portland's 55-year-old iconic mall will see massive renovations under the leadership of its new general manager, Bob Dye.

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150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair


Friday at 12:15 p.m.

We are live from the Oregon State Fair, where we'll talk to participants from all parts of the grounds — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.

Photo: Oregon Historical Society

At Home With Recovery


Thursday at 12:06 p.m.

A new installment of our "At Home" series features three women living in a communally run home for people dealing with drug and alcohol recovery.

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News Roundtable: August 28, 2015


Friday at 12:06 p.m.

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.

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Lloyd Center Gets Makeover, New Boss

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015

Portland's 55-year-old iconic mall will see massive renovations under the leadership of its new general manager, Bob Dye.

150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015

We are live from the Oregon State Fair, where we'll talk to participants from all parts of the grounds — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.

News Roundtable: August 28, 2015

OPB | Aug. 28, 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.

At Home With Recovery

OPB | Aug. 27, 2015

A new installment of our "At Home" series features three women living in a communally run home for people dealing with drug and alcohol recovery.

There And Back Again: New Orleans Refugees Share A Story Of Recovery

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

Jonathan and Tanya Scott set up shop in Portland after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their community in 2005. Now, they're back in New Orleans.

Composer To Create Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

The Britt Music and Arts Festival has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to create a piece of music evoking Oregon's iconic national park.

High School Behind Bars

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

Three Lakes High School operates within the only correctional facility for girls in the state.

The Kicker Kicks

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

For the first time since 2007, Oregonians will receive a kicker. This time it will come in the form of a tax credit on 2015 tax returns.

Lake Oswego Police Blotter Goes Paperback

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

There's "No Call Too Small" for the Lake Oswego Police Department.

Investigative Reporter Turns Critical Eye To Oregon's For-Profit Colleges

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

Portland Tribune reporter Peter Korn looks into aggressive recruitment of low-income students and other questionable practices at for-profit colleges.

The Road That Built Portland

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

A road-widening project in Beaverton recently unearthed a big chunk of Portland history.

What's Next For Education Reform In Oregon?

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that the state's chief education officer, Nancy Golden, is retiring.

Environmental Update: Mushrooms And Bees

OPB | Aug. 24, 2015

We've got a round-up of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

What Happens When Wildfires Return?

OPB | Aug. 24, 2015

The Carlton Complex fire ripped through Okanogan County last year. The same area is currently battling fires again.

Rosa Parks Elementary Enters Year 2 Of Year-Round Pilot Program

OPB | Aug. 24, 2015

Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.

Washington's Go-To Guy For Rules On Legal Pot Is Stepping Down

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015

Randy Simmons is leaving his job at the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board after spearheading the state's rule-making process for recreational marijuana.

What Portland's Affordable Housing 'Preference Policy' May Look Like

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015

The city has announced its first housing project built using some of the $20 million in affordable housing money allocated after Trader Joe's pulled out of a development deal in 2014.

Plans Unveiled For Northeast Portland Affordable Housing Development

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015

City officials announced plans for vacant lots in Northeast Portland, including the site of a previously proposed Trader Joe's development.

News Roundtable: Aug. 21, 2015

OPB | Aug. 21, 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.

MusicfestNW Returns To Waterfront Park

OPB | Aug. 20, 2015

This year, Willamette Week's annual music festival features 22 bands with a mix of local and national acts.


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