Portland Police Want To Keep Their Guns — Even At Psychiatric Hospitals

OPB | May 26, 2017

A group advocating for mental health patients has written to the Multnomah County sheriff, asking that officers check their guns when entering Portland’s psychiatric hospital.

Oregon's Top Democrats Blast Trump's Proposed Budget

OPB | May 26, 2017

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici blasted President Donald Trump's proposed budget Friday.

'OPB Politics Now': Ultimatums For Portland Water Bureau, Washington Legislature

OPB | May 26, 2017

Portland can no longer avoid treating its water for a deadly parasite and the Washington Legislature is in overtime as a government shutdown looms in the not-so-distant future.

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Oregon Commission Reverses Course, Approves Tuition Hikes For UO And PSU

OPB | May 25, 2017 5:54 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's two largest universities gained approval Thursday for significant tuition increases, after initially being denied.

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Oregon Lawmakers Approve Ban On Shackling Children In Court

OPB | May 25, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A measure that would stop children under 18 from being physically restrained during juvenile court proceedings is on its way to the Oregon governor's desk.

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Oregon's Congressional Democrats Push For National Vote-By-Mail

OPB | May 25, 2017 11:58 a.m. | Portland

Both of Oregon’s senators and four U.S. representatives announced the introduction of a bill Thursday that would require “every state to provide registered voters the opportunity to vote by mail."

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Oregon Could Join National Popular Vote Compact

OPB | May 24, 2017 6:30 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon House has voted to join a national movement to elect the president via the popular vote, not the Electoral College.

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Family Of Killed Portland Teen Testify About Police Brutality At City Council Meeting

OPB | May 24, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

“My grandson’s murder is an example of how much work is needed,” Donna Hayes told Portland City Council on Wednesday.

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Oregon Wants To Be Able To Impeach The Governor

OPB | May 24, 2017 1:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon is the only state without an impeachment process for its governor. The Oregon House is advancing a measure that aims to change that.

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New Board Members Lead PPS Superintendent Search 2.0

OPB | May 23, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Portland

Newly elected board members Scott Bailey, Julia Brim-Edwards and Rita Moore will comprise a majority of the superintendent search task force.

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Oregon Lawmakers Get 1st Look At Corporate Tax Measure

OPB | May 23, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers got their first look Tuesday at a bill to overhaul the way the state taxes corporations.

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Marijuana Startup Economy Booms As The Medical Cannabis Industry Struggles

OPB | May 23, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Plenty of marijuana research is being conducted in Oregon, but it's mainly aimed at growing more marijuana at lower costs, rather than finding the next FDA-approved drug.

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How Oregon Incorporates New Medical Marijuana Science

OPB | May 23, 2017 11 a.m. | Portland

After 20 years, Oregon still struggles to regulate medical marijuana and respond to new science.


Oil Trains In The Northwest

OPB's coverage on the transportation of oil by rail in the Northwest.

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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