Category Archives: Audio/Visual

California’s Vaccine Exemption Ban Shows Results

Oregon’s legislature spent part of last year working on a bill that would end non-medical exemptions from vaccines for children. In the end, the House passed the bill, but it was withdrawn in the Senate, part of the deal to bring the Republicans back from a walkout. Source: California’s Vaccine Exemption Ban Shows Results | […]
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Jeremy Christian Trial | Census 2020 | Native American Businesses – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The 2020 census is still a few months away from arriving at households across the country, but efforts to get the word out about the census is underway in many states. Oregon has spent nearly $8 million on outreach efforts to historically undercounted communities. We Count Oregon is working to ensure that those communities are […]
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Climate Change Lawsuit | Tuition Freeze Program | Labor Trafficking – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit was dismissed by an appeals court. The University of Oregon is considering a program that would allow incoming undergraduate students to lock in their tuition amount for five years. Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has created a new task force to address labor abuse. Source: Climate Change […]
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‘OPB Politics Now’: A 2020 Legislative Session Preview

The Oregon legislature returns to work in a few weeks, and their agenda is packed. Climate change, campaign finance changes — and maybe tolls in Portland. Source: ‘OPB Politics Now’: A 2020 Legislative Session Preview . News | OPB

Straight Talk: Oregon Governor Kate Brown on cap and trade

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has big plans for the upcoming 2020 legislative session that begins Feb. 3. Although it’s a short session lasting only 35 days, the governor has high hopes lawmakers will pass issues she says are critical to the state’s future. That includes a cap and trade bill that failed in the last […]
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Some Rural Areas Take Law and Order Approach To Homelessness

Chilly winds and hail don’t bother Buckshot Cunningham, who lived outside without a shelter for years until he came across this tiny house village in southern Oregon. “This is my umbrella,” he says as he shrugs on the hood of his coat, walking into a late January winter storm. Source: Some Rural Areas Take Law […]
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Kids’ Climate Case ‘Reluctantly’ Dismissed By Appeals Court

The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue. Source: Kids’ Climate Case ‘Reluctantly’ Dismissed By Appeals Court : NPR

Washington Legislature | Inclusive Sports | Pay To Play? – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Washington legislative session kicked off this week and lawmakers have a lot on their plates. Homelessness, gun control and the potential expulsion of a state representative are all looming large as the 60-day session gets under way. South Salem High School encourages inclusiveness by pairing students who are disabled and students who are not […]
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Bayocean: The Lost Resort Town That Oregon Forgot

If you drive to the very edge of Oregon and then get out and walk, you can stand where developers built Bayocean, what they called the “Atlantic City of the West.” It rose up in the early 1900s on a narrow sand spit that forms the western edge of Tillamook Bay. Source: Bayocean: The Lost […]
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Catlin Gabel Lawsuit | Facebook Cable | Malheur County | Climate Anxiety – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Facebook has bought a piece of oceanfront property in the small coastal town of Tierra del Mar to use as a landing site for an undersea cable connecting the U.S. and Asia, but residents are concerned the cable would change the character of the Oregon town. We talk with Malheur County public health nurse and emergency preparedness […]
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