Portlanders with disabilities sue city over tents on sidewalks
The class action lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court accuses the city of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by allowing people experiencing homelessness to camp on city sidewalks. The Americans with Disabilities Act, known as the ADA, bars discrimination based on disability and requires sidewalks be accessible to everyone.
Landmark case against Oregon over treatment of workers with disabilities ends
After a decade, landmark disability rights case Lane v. Brown closes. The case closed sheltered workshops and ensured Oregonians with disabilities would work in integrated workspaces and be compensated at the same rate as workers without disabilities.
Students with disabilities have a right to qualified teachers — but there’s a shortage
When schools can't find a licensed special education teacher, they hire people who are willing to do the job, but lack the training. It's a practice that concerns some special education experts.
New Oregon law seeks to improve life for people with appointed guardians
Senate Bill 190 requires easy-to-understand language when people are told about their appointed guardian status.
OPB To Participate In National Public Media Project 'Move To Include'
Portland Art Museum Adapts Expansion Plan To Win Over Critics
The museum's plan to make its buildings more accessible with the Rothko Pavilion ran up against criticism that it would make the city less accessible. Now it's back to City Hall with a revised plan.
Talking Business | Disability Rights Lawsuit | Soul'd Out 2017
We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.
SCOTUS Ruling On Special Education | Right 2 Dream Too | Japanese Internment & Resistance
We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.
Populism v Nationalism | ABLE Savings Accounts | Death Penalty Series
We'll get a definition of a term that we've heard a lot lately: populism. We'll also hear about new savings accounts for people with disabilities. And we begin a series of interviews about the state's death penalty with a District Attorney who says it's his duty to push for a death sentence, even though he personally disagrees with it.