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Our news roundtable analyzes some of the week's big news. We hear about how Oregon schools are addressing post-election bullying and racism. And we discover how well a new light rail line in the Portland area is — or is not — easing congestion.
Family | Election | Politics | News | Think Out LoudNov. 7, 2016 10:30 p.m.
We hear about what one longtime political reporter calls Oregon's last great election. Also, we explore the nature of family with four siblings who didn't meet until they were in their 60s.
Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland ElectionsSept. 12, 2016 11:45 p.m.
We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.
Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election, a class action lawsuit on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant minors moves forward, firefighters in Southern Oregon are under attack for enforcing laws, and OHSU neuroscientist explains the connections between the brain and music.
The most high-profile ballot item in this week's special election is no doubt Portland's vote on fluoride, which has been garnering national attention. But there are other important issues on ballots across the state. Lane, Josephine, and Curry counties are all considering tax hikes to increase funding for law enforcement. Residents of Clackamas County are voting on a measure that could complicate TriMet's Portland-Milwaukie light-rail line. And ten districts across the state are asking voters to increase school funding.
President Obama has been elected to another four years in office. Many wonder what changes those years will bring to the U.S. Supreme Court. All eyes are on 79-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has survived both colon and pancreatic cancer and is expected to retire by 2016 (though she's said she's not making any plans yet). Three other justices are in their seventies, making it one of the oldest courts in recent history. The reelection also means that Obama has a chance to make a more significant mark on the lower federal courts, where he hasn't had too much success nominating judges. We'll check in with our U.S. Supreme Court watcher Lisa McElroy about what the election means for the highest court, and what high profile issues Justices may decide in the next four years.
1/31/12 8:50PM UPDATE: Suzanne Bonamici has won the race and will become the representative for Oregon’s First Congressional District. Today, voters in the First Congressional District pick their candidate to fill former Congressman David Wu's vacant seat. Think Out Loud is live tonight at 9pm and we'll sit down with OPB political analyst Bill Lunch to pore over the results, what they mean for Oregon, and what they tell us about the national races in November. We'll also hear from OPB News reporter April Baer, who will be live at the Ecotrust building in downtown Portland with Suzanne Bonamici's campaign. OPB's Chris Lehman will also join us, live with Rob Cornilles's campaign at the World Forestry Center in Portland. Tune in for the results.
In addition to voting for a new governor, Multnomah County residents will be considering a host of local ballot measures, as well as a new county commissioner in district 2. They'll also be joining Washington and Clackamas county voters in deciding whether or not approve a TriMet bond measure that will affect property taxes in all three counties. The TriMet bond continues funding for the agency through property taxes at the current rate of about .08 cents per $1000 in assessed value. Voters originally approved the tax in 1990. If the measure fails, property owners will see a reduction in their taxes in 2012. If it passes, the funding will continue over the next 20 years. TriMet says the money is needed to improve buses and bus stops as well as services for the elderly and disabled. While there is no organized opposition to the bond, riders have expressed concerns, especially in light of TriMet's recent decisions to cut routes and raise fares.
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In this episode, host Geoff Norcross, OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins wrap up the 2016 election and discuss the role of the urban/rural divide in the Pacific Northwest.
A Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy claims he’s been harassed and retaliated against at work ever since he announced he’d be running against his boss in the November election.
local | Election | News | OPB News BlogNov. 24, 2014 3:45 p.m.
Headlines for Monday, Nov. 24: Nearly 9,100 ballots weren't counted in the Oregon midterm election; Portland's Sellwood Bridge is open; Mount Bachelor opens today for the season; and more.