Refugee Advocates Expect Challenges Even If Travel Ban Gets Tossed

OPB | July 3, 2017

Refugee programs in the Portland area are still coming to terms with what the partial reinstatement of President Trump’s refugee and travel ban means for the vulnerable people they serve.

Crossing the Border To Protest A Canadian Pipeline

KUOW/EarthFix | June 4, 2017

People in the U.S. technically have no say in the matter of Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline. But that hasn’t kept them from protesting increased tanker traffic in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

OSU Professor Wins Prestigious Award, Encourages Scientists To Engage

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017

The National Academy of Sciences has chosen Oregon State University marine studies professor Jane Lubchenco for its highest award.

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Oregon ACLU Legal Director Says PDX Hasn't Detained Refugees

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 8:41 a.m.

Matthew dos Santos, legal director for the Oregon American Civil Liberties Union, spoke to OPB Morning Edition Host Geoff Norcross about the presidential executive order that strictly limits who can enter the United States.

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A Portland Refugee Worries: Will Her Parents Make It Home?

OPB | Jan. 29, 2017 7:10 p.m.

Noor Hilmi's family fled Iraq after her brother was kidnapped. Now they're refugees in Portland. They're also one of many families thrust into confusion by President Trump's travel ban.

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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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What Trump's Election Means To Blue Voters In A Red County

OPB | Jan. 17, 2017 11:12 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The backlash against Donald Trump's election has been intense in places such as Portland and Seattle -- cities that overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton. But east of the Cascades, opponents of the president-elect are working more quietly.

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'The Four Top': Competitive Culinary Tourism | Eating Under Embargo | Rum, From Cuba With Love

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

As American tourists stream into the newly opened nation of Cuba, they're driven by a desire to capture this magical moment. But how "authentic" is a Cuban dining experience when full-time residents don't have access to many foods?

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Tigard-Based Medical Teams International Sends Supplies To Syria

OPB | Dec. 28, 2016 10:24 a.m. | Portland

The Tigard-based humanitarian aid group Medical Teams International is sending its first shipment of supplies to help Syrian refugees.

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Portland Community College Becomes A 'Sanctuary College'

OPB | Dec. 21, 2016 3:10 p.m.

A demonstration by undocumented students at the Portland Community College Rock Creek campus has affected school policy. The college has agreed to declare it will be a “sanctuary college.”

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Oregonians Of Color Spend Thanksgiving Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline

OPB | Nov. 24, 2016 9:35 a.m.

While many Oregonians spent the Thanksgiving holiday eating large meals with their families, some drove hundreds of miles to support the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota.

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Portland Anti-Trump Group Not Focused On Electoral College

OPB | Nov. 16, 2016 11:13 a.m.

A spokesman for the protest group Portland’s Resistance says pressuring the Electoral College to choose a president other than Donald Trump is not among their top priorities.

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