Now Playing:

News

Q&A: Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Thinks This Moment Will Last

OPB

Jo Ann Hardesty has been pushing for major changes to the way policing and the criminal justice system work in Portland for decades — and has achieved a lot in the last few weeks.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Cases Overload Clark County Staff

OPB

A rise in coronavirus cases in Clark County is not only leading to dire health predictions in the next month, but is also overwhelming staff, public health officials said Wednesday.

Homeland Security Deploys Officers In Portland Under Trump Monument Order

AP

Protesters who have clashed with authorities in Portland, Oregon, are not just facing off with local police. They are also coming up against federal officers whose presence in the city reflects a new priority for the Department of Homeland Security: preventing what President Donald Trump calls “violent mayhem.”

More News

News | local | Economy

Oregon Struggles To Process Self-employed Workers' Unemployment Claims

Almost 100,000 Oregonians have filed unemployment claims through the PUA program. Only 23,00 of them have been paid. 

News | local | Politics

Portland Withholds Funding To Neighborhood Group Amid Financial Questions

While the clash over reducing the influence of the city's network of neighborhood associations is on hold, a new fight over funding one specific neighborhood coalition is breaking into public view.

Education | News | local

Oregon Universities Wrestle With ICE Order Threatening To Force Out International Students

International students pursuing degrees in the U.S. may have to leave the country if their universities switch to online-only courses this fall.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | local | Climate change | Forestry | Science

Northwest Forest Threats Include Climate Change, Insects, Disease And Wildfire

Pacific Northwest forests face increased threats from severe wildfires, insects, disease and climate change, according to a new assessment released Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service. 

News | local

Oregon Appeals Court Backs Right To Legal Nonbinary Gender Designation

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday in favor of a person's right to legally change their gender to nonbinary.

Follow Us

Featured

Sign Up For OPB's First Look Newsletter

Want to start your day with information you can use? OPB's First Look provides you with fresh news and content each weekday morning at 7:30 a.m. PT, except on holidays.

Listen: The OPB Politics Now Podcast

OPB

OPB Politics Now dives deep into the hottest political topics of the week, offering the scoop on candidates and issues affecting the Pacific Northwest.