Portland to consider tighter rules on homeless camping

Portland City Council members will decide Wednesday if they will adopt a broad ban on outdoor camping on public property across the city. The policy, updated to meet the terms of a 2021 state law, appears to reverse the city’s prior stance against criminalizing homelessness.


‘It’s crazy out there’: The reasons behind Oregon’s deepening drug crisis

Fueled by fentanyl, the number of overdose deaths in Oregon has soared since 2019. And while the surge in overdoses is part of a national problem, the state’s underfunded treatment system is struggling to provide local solutions.


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Remembering the 1887 massacre at Hells Canyon

Over a century ago, on May 27, 1887, a gang of horse thieves gunned down more than 30 Chinese gold miners on the Oregon side of the Snake River in Hells Canyon.

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‘OPB Politics Now’: A chat with Oregon US Sen. Ron Wyden

On the latest episode of "OPB Politics Now," U.S. Senator Ron Wyden chats with OPB's Lillian Karabaic about the semiconductor industry, the debt ceiling fight and Damian Lillard's future in Portland.