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REBROADCAST: On The Road On Sandy Boulevard

We listen back to our walk along Sandy Boulevard — all the way from its origin, near the corner of SE 7th and Alder, to The Grotto, out at NE 85th.  

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REBROADCAST: Living In An Airplane

Why would you choose to live in an old airplane? We'll find out.

Nation | News | Economy | Think Out Loud


Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.

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Education On The Ballot | Airplane Living

We visit Bruce Campbell, who has made a home inside an airplane outside of Hillsboro. And we'll learn about the education issues on the Portland ballot for next week's election.

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Rep. Greg Walden | Property Tax Reform | Cougar Hunting

Rep. Greg Walden sits down with us for the first time in the Trump administration. Also, we discuss a possible fix to Oregon's property tax laws, and a bill that would allow cougar hunting with dogs.

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Represented: Oregon's Housing Affordability Crisis

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.

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No-Fault Termination Notices At Portland's Titan Manor Rescinded — For Now

For activists and politicians pushing for changes in Portland's housing policy, the Titan Manor has become shorthand for the thousands of poor families displaced by mass no-fault evictions. But late last week, the situation for residents changed.

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Oregon's Complicated History With Rent Control

The basic idea behind rent control is it protects tenants by imposing limits on what landlords can charge. So why would the state ban rent control in the first place?

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Hundreds March In Northeast Portland Rally To Protest Rent Hikes

Hundreds of tenants and renters' rights advocates gathered outside the Normandy Apartment building in Northeast Portland Saturday to protest a rent increase slated to go into effect on April 1.

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News Roundtable | Influencer Marketing | Oregon Logging Conference

We look back at the week's top stories with our news roundtable and learn what it's like to make a living as a social media influence

NW Life | News | Animals

Portland's Most Famous Pachyderm Remembered

The Oregon Zoo’s most famous pachyderm, Packy, was euthanized earlier this month after a long battle with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. He was remembered during a memorial service on Saturday.

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Washington Lawmakers Seek New Routes To Cross Columbia River

It’s been almost three years since Oregon legislators walked away from a controversial project aimed at replacing the Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver.

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News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week and learn about a new audit of the Department of Transportation. And we hear about legal marijuana delivery.

local | Health | Think Out Loud

Seattle Safe Injection Sites | Umatilla County Sheriff | Gresham Mayor

Seattle approves legal injection sites for heroin users. The Umatilla County Sheriff is taking care of 200 neglected cows. And we talk to the Gresham Mayor who has been in office for 11 years.

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Family Of Iraqi Refugees Arrives In Portland Amid Legal Battle Over Trump's Travel Ban

On Sunday night, an Iraqi family of five landed at the Portland International Airport. According to the ACLU, they’re the first refugees to arrive in Oregon since Jan 27, when President Trump issued his controversial travel ban.

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Oregon Sen. Wyden Troubled By Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Oregon's Senior Democratic senator backed Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals back in 2006. But he says Gorsuch’s opinions in the decade since have raised "troubling" questions.

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Arrestos En Oregon Crea Interrogantes Acerca De La Protección De Ciudades Santuario

La Oficina del alguacil del Condado Multnomah, confirmó el martes, que abrió una investigación sobre un incidente en el que un oficial del alguacil podría haber ayudado a agentes de Inmigración y Aduanas a detener a una persona que vive ilegalmente en el país.

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Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

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Oregon Arrest Raises Questions About Sanctuary City Protections

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday it has opened an investigation into an incident in which a sheriff’s deputy may have assisted federal immigration officers.

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ICE Confirma Los Temores De Funcionarios Locales Sobre Detenciones De Inmigrantes En La Corte De Justicia

El anuncio de arrestos de inmigrantes en el tribunal del condado Multnomah confirma los temores de funcionarios públicos y activistas pro-inmigrantes.