Portland Releases List Of Police Chief Interview Panelists

OPB | July 21, 2017

The Portland Mayor's Office released a list Friday of community members involved in the city's next search for police chief.

Forestry Asks Landowners For Help Avoiding Eclipse Wildfires

OPB | July 21, 2017

Oregon’s Department of Forestry is asking land owners in several districts around the state to do their part as the eclipse nears.

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Governor On The End Of The Session

OPB | July 21, 2017

We’re taking advantage of a slow week in Oregon politics to bring you a recent conversation with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on OPB’s "Think Out Loud."

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Critics Of Portland Police's New Deadly Force Rules Want Mayor To Intervene

OPB | July 20, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Portland

A new Portland Police Bureau policy governing how it conducts internal affairs investigations after an officer uses deadly force is drawing strong resistance from some community members.

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Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit

Jefferson Public Radio | July 20, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Opponents of expanding the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon say the move was rushed through with little public notice.

NW Life | Health | local | Politics

Advocacy Group, Oregon Republican Feud Over Health Care Town Hall

OPB | July 20, 2017 3:22 p.m.

Oregon Republican Rep. Julie Parrish alleges a West Linn town hall Aug. 1 — purportedly with her in attendance — is “fake" and a "sham."

Health | local | News

Oregon Health Care Marketplace Stabilizing, Despite 'Death Spiral' Claims

OPB | July 20, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Portland

While President Donald Trump has repeatedly said Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” Oregon officials say its health insurance marketplace is stable.

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From Parking To Density, Bend Weighs Affordable Housing Ideas

OPB | July 20, 2017 7 a.m.

Bend is considering ways to increase its affordable and middle income housing.

local | News | Environment

Feds Examine Military Flares In Mysterious Oregon Wildfires

OPB/EarthFix | July 19, 2017 5 p.m. | Portland

Federal and state agencies are investigating a string of wildfires in southeastern Oregon with a potential link to military training exercises.

Climate change | Pacific Ocean | local | News | Science

Sharks Sighted On Oregon Coast (Calm Down, It’s Normal)

OPB | July 19, 2017 1:19 p.m.

Cannon Beach Police advised beachgoers this week of shark dorsal fin sightings in the Cannon Beach area, but such sightings are not uncommon this time of year.

local | News

Rural Areas, Suburbs In SW Washington Not Immune To Homeless Crisis

OPB | July 19, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Kelso, Washington

Homelessness is not just a problem in urban cities. People living in suburbs and rural areas of the Pacific Northwest are also divided on how to deal with this growing crisis.

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10 Tips To Master Taking Photographs Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse

OPB | July 19, 2017 12:01 p.m. | Portland

On the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will pass in front of the sun creating a rare total solar eclipse in Oregon and casting parts of the state into complete daytime darkness. In other words, photographic gold.

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Beaverton Strip Club Could Pay $1M To Former 15-Year-Old Dancer

OPB | July 19, 2017 11:37 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries began investigating Stars Cabaret for civil rights violations in 2015.


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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