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News Roundtable: February 27, 2015

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015

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

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Reacts To FCC Vote

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015

FRIDAY: The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve new rules governing internet service providers, something Sen. Wyden (D-OR) has championed.

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Represented: Police Relations In NE Portland

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015

THURSDAY: We're launching a new series called "Represented," where we'll look at some of the issues that matter most to Oregonians through the lens of the state's legislative districts.

Vancouver City Council Considers Affordable Housing

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

TUESDAY: Vancouver's City Council met this week to discuss protections for people living in below market-rate housing.

University of Oregon and Basketball Coach Contest Claim by Alleged Rape Victim

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY: The University of Oregon is receiving national attention for its decision to sue an alleged rape victim.

Department of Corrections Cutting Parenting Program For Incarcerated Mothers

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

TUESDAY: A new documentary focuses on a unique parenting program being phased out of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

Does "In God We Trust" Belong On Government Buildings?

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015

TUESDAY: Clark County councilors are meeting Tuesday to discuss posting the words "In God We Trust" in a government building.

Architect Of Affordable Care Act Challenge Speaks In Portland

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015

TUESDAY: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week on a case that challenges the tax credits at the heart of the ACA. We'll talk to one of the lead thinkers behind that legal strategy.

Full Speed Ahead For Low Carbon Fuel Bill

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015

The clean energy bill is moving quickly through the Oregon legislature, despite its association with the Cyliva Hayes-John Kitzahber ethics scandal.

Political Scandals In History

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: We get some historical context for how often politicians run into trouble in connection with the actions of their family members.

Lawmaker Seeks Ethics Reforms After Kitzhaber Scandal

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) wants to change laws to guard against the kind of scandal that lead to Governor Kitzhaber's resignation.

Hazelnut Industry Squeezed By Hanjin Departure

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: The departure of shipping company Hanjin from the Port of Portland could be devastating for hazelnut producers and processors.

The Story Behind The Success Of The Oregon Chub

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: We'll talk with one of the Oregon fish biologists who helped save the little minnow that's native only to the Willamette Valley.

REBROADCAST: Gary Ferguson Talks About "The Carry Home"

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015

FRIDAY: After his wife died in a canoeing accident, Gary Ferguson found solace and healing in the wilderness.

Local Puzzle Master Wins Competition

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015

FRIDAY: Thomas Gazzola, a professor at Washington State University Vancouver, competed in MIT's annual puzzle challenge.

Investigation Into Fatal Police Shooting In Pasco Ongoing

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015

FRIDAY: We get the latest from Tri-Cities reporter Anna King about the ongoing investigation into the fatal police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington last week.

Automatic Voter Registration Bill Drives On

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015

WEDNESDAY: A new bill could make Oregon the first state to automatically register voters.

New Bill Would Eliminate Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015

THURSDAY: Oregon Sen. Steiner Hayward's bill would prevent parents from sending their kids to school with vaccine exemptions for non-medical reasons.

News Roundtable: February 19, 2015

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015

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

Voyeurism Laws in Oregon Subject to Change

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Two proposed bills would increase the penalties for illegal invasion of privacy.

Swearing In Kate Brown As Governor

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Kate Brown has taken the oath of office as Oregon's 38th governor.

Is The U.S. At War?

OPB | Feb. 17, 2015

TUESDAY: Think Out Loud joins forces with Oregon State University to try to answer the seemingly simple question, "Is the U.S. at War?"

Governor Kitzhaber Is Resigning. What Happens Next?

OPB | Feb. 16, 2015

MONDAY: Governor John Kitzhaber will resign on Wednesday morning, and Secretary of State Kate Brown will replace him. What happens next?

REBROADCAST: Ruth Ozeki On A Tale For The Time Being

OPB | Feb. 16, 2015

MONDAY: Novelist Ruth Ozeki is in town this week with Portland Arts and Lectures. We're listening back to our interview with her from last year.

Governor Kitzhaber Announces Resignation

OPB | Feb. 13, 2015

FRIDAY: We hear from a roundtable of politicians and political analysts to hear reactions to news the Oregon Governor will resign.

Live Coverage Of Reactions To The Governor Kitzhaber Scandal

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: We went on the air at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday with the latest news about the possibility of Governor Kitzhaber's resignation.

Portland Isn't As Young Or Underemployed As You've Heard

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: A new report from the city economist provides a surprising contradiction to the narrative that Portland is a place for young people to retire.

Ocean Acidity Is Harming Oysters

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the impacts of ocean acidity on shellfish.

Overseeing Portland's Department Of Justice Settlement

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: We talk with Dennis Rosenbaum, the compliance officer/community liaison for the city's settlement with the U.S. Justice department over police use of force.

Sources Say Kitzhaber Planned To Resign But Changed His Mind

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: Several newspaper are reporting that Governor Kitzhaber decided to resign Wednesday, but changed his mind after talking with his lawyer and his fiancée.

President Obama Wants Authorization For Military Force Against ISIS

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Obama is asking Congress to formally authorize the use of military force against the self-declared Islamic State and associated forces.

Hanjin Shipping Company Pulling Out Of Port of Portland

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: South Korean shipping company Hanjin accounts for a large percentage of business at the Port of Portland, and now the company says it's taking that business elsewhere. 

David J. Morris Examines The 'Evil Hours' Of PTSD

OPB | Feb. 10, 2015

TUESDAY: Morris's book, "The Evil Hours," relates his own experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder, and looks at the history and possible treatments for the condition.

Environmental Update On Beer, Salmon, And Marijuana

OPB | Feb. 09, 2015

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will join us to discuss greener beer, energy efficient marijuana, and a new salmon tracker.

Talking Business

OPB | Feb. 09, 2015

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

Changing Standardized Testing In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 09, 2015

MONDAY: OPB education reporter Rob Manning fills us in on the recommendations from a group of educators that's been meeting privately for about a year.

Public Health Officials Worry About Vaccination Rates

OPB | Feb. 06, 2015

FRIDAY: With one reported case of measles in Oregon, public health officials are on high alert. 

News Roundtable: February 6, 2015

OPB | Feb. 06, 2015

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

Is Video Visitation Sufficient For Inmates And Families?

OPB | Feb. 05, 2015

THURSDAY: Several county jails in Oregon now have video visitation alongside in-person visitation and some are exclusively using video visitation.

Remembering Former Congressman Wes Cooley

OPB | Feb. 05, 2015

THURSDAY: We'll talk with OPB political analyst Bill Lunch, about the one-term congressman who died Wednesday in a Bend hospital.

The Oregonian Calls For Kitzhaber To Resign

OPB | Feb. 05, 2015

THURSDAY: An editorial in The Oregonian Wednesday called for the Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation following new revelations about First Lady Cylvia Hayes.

At Home With Polyamory

OPB | Feb. 04, 2015

WEDNESDAY: The second installment of our "At Home" series features two polyamorous couples living in Rock Creek.

Socially Minded Startups Find Support in Portland

OPB | Feb. 04, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Portland's nonprofit-friendly startup scene is home to organizations focused on innovation, tech, and equity. 

Portland Mayor Outlines Priorities For 2015

OPB | Feb. 03, 2015

TUESDAY: We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about the priorities he recently outlined in his State of the City address. What would you like to ask him?

Rescuing Climbers From Mt. Hood

OPB | Feb. 03, 2015

TUESDAY: Portland Mountain Rescue helped save three climbers who fell on Mt. Hood this weekend. How can similar incidents be prevented in the future?

Oregon Lawmakers Kick Off 2015 Session

OPB | Feb. 02, 2015

MONDAY: Transportation, marijuana regulation, and gun control will be among the issues dominating the legislative session that starts Monday.