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Legal Marijuana In Oregon


Wednesday at 12:06 p.m.

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

Photo: Alan Sylvestre / OPB

How Can Portland Become More Bike-Friendly?


Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

Activists and city leaders are debating the future of Portland's bike infrastructure.

Photo: Rob Manning / OPB

Happy Valley Creates Amnesty Program to Collect Illegal Fireworks


Wednesday at 12:50 p.m.

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.

Photo: Julian Colton / Creative Commons

Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Start A Family


Tuesday at 12:15 p.m.

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

Photo: Wayne Bund Photography

What Is 'The Blob' Forming Off The Pacific Coast?


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: NOAA

US Women Face Germany in World Cup Semifinals


Tuesday at 12:45 p.m.

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.

Photo: Shibuya246/Flickr

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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.

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' Forming Off The Pacific Coast?

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.

Ridgefield School Bus Driver Shares 46 Years Of Memories

OPB | June 24, 2015

Beverly Summerhill recently retired after a long career as a school bus driver for the Ridgefield School District in Washington.

Bills Could Lead To Damascus Disincorporation

OPB | June 24, 2015

A slate of bills passed by the Oregon Legislature could make it easier for one of the state's newest cities to go back to being an unincorporated part of Clackamas County.

Evangelical Climate Scientist Takes On Climate Change Nonbelievers

OPB | June 24, 2015

Katharine Hayhoe is both a climate scientist and an evangelical Christian. She believes that many Americans who deny climate change are placing their politics and ideology above their faith.

No Smoking In Portland Parks

OPB | June 23, 2015

A new smoking ban is taking effect in Portland's parks on July 1. Commissioner Amanda Fritz is working to amend the law to remove the misdemeanor consequence.

New Research On Carcinogenic Chemicals Combinations

OPB | June 23, 2015

A new study out today suggests that some commonly found chemicals could become carcinogenic in the human body even in low doses if combined.

Portland Police Oversight: Kathleen Saadat

OPB | June 23, 2015

Kathleen Saadat has taken the place of Paul DeMuniz on the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison team which will oversee mandated reforms of the Portland Police Department. 


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