Phoebe Flanigan/OPB

A conflict has been simmering on the Willamette River for some time now. It’s between people who are living on boats anchored in the Portland area, and others who live on or near the waterway.

They say they’re not doing anything wrong. But the state says many of them are breaking the law. We bring you a rebroadcast of our original exploration of this debate, with the addition of a new interview.