No-Fault Termination Notices At Portland's Titan Manor Rescinded — For Now

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017

For activists and politicians pushing for changes in Portland's housing policy, the Titan Manor has become shorthand for the thousands of poor families displaced by mass no-fault evictions. But late last week, the situation for residents changed.

Oregon's Complicated History With Rent Control

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017

The basic idea behind rent control is it protects tenants by imposing limits on what landlords can charge. So why would the state ban rent control in the first place?

Physicians Asked To Prescribe Fewer Pills For Back Pain

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017

The American College of Physicians has updated its guidelines for treating lower back pain. The hope is to reduce opioid dependency.

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At 92, Oregon Flag Still Flies With Own Wings

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

Made official on Feb. 26, 1925, Oregon was one of the last states in the union without an official flag.  

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Ron Wyden Town Hall Fills David Douglas Gymnasium

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 5:35 p.m. | Portland

Town halls around the country have been scenes of raucous crowds in recent weeks — some furious with the start of the Trump administration, others more relaxed.

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Hundreds March In Northeast Portland Rally To Protest Rent Hikes

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 4:42 p.m. | Portland

Hundreds of tenants and renters' rights advocates gathered outside the Normandy Apartment building in Northeast Portland Saturday to protest a rent increase slated to go into effect on April 1.

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Oregon Secretary Of State Criticizes Governor For Reversal On Elliott State Forest Sale

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 3:49 p.m. | Portland

The newly elected Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson gave his first political speech to a Republican group since taking office — and he targeted Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

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Defense To Call Occupation Leader Ammon Bundy As 1st Witness

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 4:05 p.m. | Portland

While the judge has barred the defense from talking about the acquittals in the first trial while in the jury's presence, it’s possible Bundy could bring it up during his testimony.

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PPS Taps Brakes On Superintendent Hiring Timeline

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 3:21 p.m. | Portland

Portland school board members couldn't choose a superintendent finalist Friday as they had hoped. But they expect to announce one next week.

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Portland Religious Organizations Join New Sanctuary Movement

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 2:03 p.m. | Portland

Faith leaders and immigration groups came together in Portland Friday to oppose expanded deportations by the Trump administration. A growing number are offering sanctuary.

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Subpoena For Former OPB Reporter Quashed In Malheur Occupation Case

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 1:42 p.m. | Portland

OPB's interview with Ryan Bundy may still be introduced as evidence, but the judge suggests attorneys on both sides to devise alternate routes.

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Oregon Lawmakers Want To Crack Down On Smartphones Behind The Wheel

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 1 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would make it illegal to check your social media feeds while you're behind the wheel.

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'OPB Politics Now': Money, Money, Money

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Host Julie Sabatier talks with OPB political reporters Chris Lehman and Jeff Mapes about Oregon’s budget picture, and how it could be affected by federal action on health care and international trade. 


Oil Trains In The Northwest

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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.

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