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Environmental Update On The Elwha Dam And The Wilderness Act

TUESDAY: Journalists from our EarthFix team will give us an update on the removal of Elwha Dam and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

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Listening Back to George Saunders

MONDAY: George Saunders has become one of the most popular writers in America for his short works of fiction and non-fiction.

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Oregon vs. Oracle And Oregon vs. Oracle

FRIDAY: The state of Oregon and tech company Oracle are suing each other over the failure of the Cover Oregon website.

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Natural Grocers Coming To NE Portland Site

FRIDAY: We'll talk with the head of the Portland Development Commission and others about the deal that was just announced that would bring a Natural Grocers store to a controversial development site.

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News Roundtable: August 29th, 2014

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

Natural Grocers Coming To NE Portland Site

OPB | Aug. 29, 2014 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll talk with the head of the Portland Development Commission and others about the deal that was just announced that would bring a Natural Grocers store to a controversial development site.

Oregon vs. Oracle And Oregon vs. Oracle

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

FRIDAY: The state of Oregon and tech company Oracle are suing each other over the failure of the Cover Oregon website.

News Roundtable: August 29th, 2014

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

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

Our Computers, Ourselves: Technology and Wilderness

OPB | Aug. 28, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: In the third installment of our tech series, we'll ask if the capacity to access the internet almost anywhere diminishes our ability to enjoy wilderness.

Roundup And Other Threats To The Monarch Butterfly

OPB | Aug. 28, 2014 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll talk to the Portland-based Xerces society, which is asking the federal government to list the Monarch butterfly as a threatened species. 

How Should Men Who Buy Sex With Minors Be Punished?

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

THURSDAY: We'll talk about how johns are prosecuted, and how that relates to the overall strategy of combating child sex trafficking.

Electric Bikes Grow In Popularity

OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Electric bikes are growing in popularity in the United States, and researchers at PSU are trying to find out why.

GoLocalPDX, New Website, Launches In Portland

OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 12:18 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with some of the key players at GoLocalPDX , a new local news and entertainment website that launches today.

County Votes For Big Intel Tax Break Package

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

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about the history leading up to the deal that just passed and what it could mean for the future of the region.

Revisiting The Anthology Of American Folk Music

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland-born Harry Smith's influential Anthology of American Folk Music was reissued this year by Portland's Mississippi Records.

Talking Business

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014 12:25 p.m.

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

Teachers And Parents Question Superintendent's Raise

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A petition started by a Wilson High School teacher calls for Portland Public Schools superintendent Carole Smith to give the money from her 28 percent raise to needy students.

Responses To Gang Violence: Spartan Boxing And K.E.Y.

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 12:25 p.m.

We continue our occasional series highlighting different responses to gang violence in Oregon with a look at a boxing program in Medford, part of a larger approach called Keep Encouraging Youth (KEY).

Oregon's Health CO-OP Responds To Insurance Commissioner

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: The CEO of Oregon's Health CO-OP says state regulators should let him offer customers lower premiums.

Napa Valley Rocked By 6.1 Earthquake

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.

Our Computers, Ourselves: Mapping

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

FRIDAY: In the second part of our tech series, we'll discuss how the ubiquity of GPS and Google maps has shaped our knowledge and sense of our surroundings.

News Roundtable: August 22, 2014

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

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

Examining The Rise Of Crossfit

OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Oregon CrossFit Games begin in Bend on Saturday. We'll look into the the exercise regimen's meteoric rise and some of its potential drawbacks.

Steve Novick Wants A Socially Responsible Investing Policy For City Money

OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 12:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Portland Commissioner Steve Novick argues companies should be on a "do not buy" list for city investment funds if their policies are bad for workers, consumers, or the environment.

U.S. Government Asks For Six Months To Fix No-Fly List

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

THURSDAY: The federal government is asking for six months to fix the way a traveler on the no-fly list can challenge a ban.

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