File photo from November 7, 2023. There are more than 1,000 open positions in schools for teachers, counselors, sport coaches and other professions across the state, according to Oregon's Teacher Standards and Practice Commission.

Oregon is facing a teacher shortage

As the historic Portland Public School strike comes to an end, the state and country continue to face another issue: hiring. We'll hear from a professor on the challenges of obtaining a teaching license and what can be done to address the hundreds of open teaching positions in Oregon.

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Maupin couple launches local newspaper

When retired preschool owner Colleen Strohm and her husband moved to Maupin after their retirement, they found a vibrant community, but no local newspaper. Strohm says she tried to talk others into starting one, but after no one took her up on it, she finally realized she’d need to do it herself.



Author Tim O’Brien is best known for his book “The Things They Carried,” about the Vietnam War. His latest book is a compilation of anecdotes and reflections on becoming a parent in late middle age, and what he wants his young children to know about him before he dies. This conversation was recorded in front of an audience at the Portland Book Festival in the fall of 2019.

Syphilis cases are on the rise across Oregon and the US

More than 3,700 babies were born with congenital syphilis in the U.S. last year, the highest count in more than 30 years. We'll hear from OHA on what syphilis currently looks like in Oregon and what's being done to address it.

Three cormorants on East Sand Island

Double-crested cormorants create conundrum for biologists

Many thousands of cormorant birds were driven away from East Sand Island near the mouth of the Columbia River decades ago in an effort to protect the fish. Now the roughly 10,000 cormorants that make their home on the Astoria-Megler bridge are a problem.

The tough job of being a county clerk in Oregon

A recent report from researchers at Reed College highlights the challenges facing Oregon's county clerks, from threats to funding and staffing woes.

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