No-Fault Termination Notices At Portland's Titan Manor Rescinded — For Now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

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Oregon's Complicated History With Rent Control

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

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?

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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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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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Trump's Billionaire Pick For Commerce, Oceans Chief Is Keeping His Oil Tankers

KUOW | Feb. 24, 2017 1 p.m. | Seattle

Billionaire Wilbur Ross is President Trump's nominee for secretary of commerce, which oversees ocean policies. Ross also owns oil tankers, which has critics worried about a conflict of interest.

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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. 

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Oregon House Debates Whether To Ban Anonymous Bills

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 5:29 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Members of the Oregon House are considering a proposal to ban the long-accepted practice of allowing members to introduce bills anonymously.

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Oregon Lawmakers Consider 'Predictive Scheduling' Bill

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 3:16 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would give hourly employees more certainty in their work schedules.

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