Now Playing:

News

Health Advisory Issued For Upper Klamath Lake Due To Algae Bloom

OPB

Drinking water that contains the algae is especially dangerous. The toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating water with camping filters.

Bumblebee Blues: Pacific Northwest Pollinator In Trouble

AP

Bumblebees are important pollinators, but some species have disappeared from places where they were once common, possibly because of the same factors that have been killing honeybees.

Oregon Democrats Blast 'Shameful' Trump Immigration Policy

AP

Oregon Democrats visited a federal prison Saturday where immigrants from Latin America have been transferred and blasted the Trump administration for separating parents from children.

More Local

local | News | Economy

A 1-Bedroom In Oregon Is Now Unaffordable For The Average Worker

The average cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment is now beyond the means of the average full-time Oregon worker, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

local | News

Oregon Ethics Commission Considers Concealing, Destroying Public Recordings

State ethics commissioners are charged with policing the behavior of public officials. When a recording of their behavior in a private meeting got out, they tried to hide the recordings.

local | Education | Politics | News

Why This Oregon School District Will Consider Arming Its Staff

More than two dozen school shootings have taken place across the United States so far in 2018. Now, an Oregon school district is considering arming its staff.    

local | NW Life | News

The Pacific Northwest's Gay Men's Motorcycle Club Readies For Pride

Since 1969, the Border Riders Motorcycle Club has brought together gay men with a love of the outdoors and the open road.

local | Politics | Election | News

After Late Hurdles, Oregon Gun Control Proposal Might Come Up Short

The initiative likely won't have time to collect 88,000 valid signatures. Supporters are planning an announcement next week. 

local | Nation | News

About 2,000 Children Separated From Families At Border

About 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries.

local | Health | News

Why Cantaloupe And Bags Of Spinach Are Enshrined At A Portland Museum

Deadly germs can come from anywhere, even a cantaloupe.

local | History | News

Portland Leaders Rename Downtown Street For Harvey Milk

City leaders voted Thursday to rename a portion of Southwest Stark Street after Harvey Milk.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News

Rare Whale Dolphin Washes Up On Oregon Coast

A rare right whale dolphin was found beached on the Oregon Coast last week.

local | Business | News

Josephine County Suffers Setback In Its Cannabis Crackdown

Josephine County officials have suffered a setback in an ongoing effort to crack down on cannabis grows in the county — but a far weightier fight is still in play.

Featured

Oil Trains In The Northwest

OPB's coverage on the transportation of oil by rail in the Northwest.

Lead In The Water

Communities across the Northwest were shocked recently to discover dangerously high lead levels in their water. How did this happen, and what’s being done to fix the problem?

Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Portland's air is dirtier than we thought. A study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Forest Service revealed dangerously high levels of heavy metals in Portland, sparking an investigation into the sources and causing regulators and officials to question why the pollution was left unchecked for so long.