Oregon Public Employees Paint Dire Picture As PERS Comes Up For Debate

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017

The future of Oregon's public pension system is up for debate at the state capitol. A Senate panel kicked off a series of public hearings Monday on a proposal to rein in costs.

Meet The Wealthy Investors Buying Cheap Portland Apartment Buildings

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017

Professional and institutional investors have flocked to the Portland real estate market. They’re taking advantage of low vacancy rates to make money – and, in the process, driving up rents.

Portland Landlord Could Pay More Than $100K To Relocate Tenants

OPB | Feb. 07, 2017

More than 70 tenants evicted from a historic building in Northwest Portland could be among the first in the city to receive relocation aid.

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Oregon Bills Target Gender Wage Gap

OPB | Feb. 7, 2017 4:50 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are considering proposals aimed at making sure women are paid the same rate as men for similar work. Two measures were introduced this week.

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Oregon Budget Writers Get Down To Business This Week

OPB | Feb. 5, 2017 8:15 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Budget writers in the Oregon Legislature are getting down to business this week. And soon the public will have a chance to weigh in on how to bridge an expected $1.8 billion budget hole.

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Land Owners, Oregon Want Very Different Things Within Bend's Borders

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Owners of land within Bend's expanded urban growth boundary want to build new homes. But the state wants commercial and industrial developments first.

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Portland Police Won't Enforce Trump Immigration Orders

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 3:44 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Police Bureau reached out to communities of color Monday to explain that officers would not be enforcing President Donald Trump's new immigration orders.

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More Sign Up For Obamacare, But It's Unclear What They'll Do If The Law Is Repealed

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 10:49 a.m. | Portland

Tuesday is the last day to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. And despite concerns it'll be replaced, more Oregonians have signed up this year than all previous years.

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Oregon Pot Conference Expands To Germany

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 midnight | Portland

An Ashland businessman is organizing a national cannabis conference in Germany this Spring.

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Portland's Faith Community Condemns Trump's New Immigration Orders

OPB | Jan. 27, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Portland

Leaders from Portland’s churches, mosques and synagogues called Friday for a united front against President Trump’s new executive orders on immigration.

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In Wake Of Trump's Executive Order, Oregon Governor Says State Will Protect 'Everyone'

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says it's not clear what effect President Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities will have on state government.

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Oregon Legislators Prepare For Repeal Of Affordable Care Act

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017 2:32 p.m. | Portland

A panel of Oregon’s top health care legislators outlined their plans Wednesday for the upcoming session.

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Trump's Decision To Withdraw From TPP Gets Pushback In Oregon

OPB | Jan. 23, 2017 12:13 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the country from a massive trade agreement with countries around the Pacific Rim is getting some push back in Oregon.

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