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Mortgage Tax Deduction | Women’s Basketball | School Boards – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Should high-income homeowners and people who own more than one home continue to get tax breaks? Some Democratic lawmakers in Salem want to get rid of Oregon’s mortgage interest deduction for people who own second homes and for those who earn more than $250,000 a year. Republicans who oppose the change say it opens the […]
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Oregon Appeals Court Rules Juvenile Sentencing Law Unconstitutional

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Wednesday the state’s sentencing of juveniles convicted of aggravated murder violates the U.S. Constitution. The court said a sentence of life in prison without considering that youth offenders are developmentally different than adults convicted of the same crime is in conflict with the Eighth Amendment. Source: Oregon Appeals […]
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Geri Richmond | Responding To White Nationalism | Kids Radio – OPB’s Think Out Loud

White supremacy propaganda increased nearly four-fold in the U.S. between 2017 and 2018, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League. A new toolkit from the Western States Center aims to help educators and students recognize and respond to white nationalist activity and recruitment in schools. We talk with Jessica Acee, an educator at St. Mary’s […]
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Nuclear Energy History | Native Youth Mentorship | FBI Recruiting – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Following last month’s announcement of a new construction project by NuScale, an Oregon company focused on modular nuclear reactors, we talked with energy consultant Scott Montgomery about the NuScale technology — and the perils and promise of nuclear power in the context of climate change. About 5% of the young people in Oregon Youth Authority […]
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News Roundtable | Mental Health Crisis | Wyden On Taxes  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The high cost of health insurance, the scarcity of psychiatric treatment beds and an overburdened emergency clinic for psychiatric patients all make finding mental health treatment difficult, especially for someone in the midst of a crisis. In the past year, three of the four people fatally shot by Portland Police officers were in the midst […]
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‘OPB Politics Now:’ Kate Brown’s PERS Plan And A Midpoint Legislative Session Update

The 2019 Legislative session is already halfway through, and Oregon lawmakers still have an insane amount of work to do. On this week’s “OPB Politics Now,” OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart, Jeff Mapes and Lauren Dake take the temperature of this very ambitious session. And we run down the Governor’s brand new plan for tackling […]
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Education in Oregon

Here are the key facts to know about education in Oregon. (video) Source: Education in Oregon

Oregon Chronic Pain Treatments Under Review

The Oregon Health Authority announced Friday a third-party review is underway to consider expanding Medicaid coverage for certain chronic pain conditions. The conditions include pain from trauma, chronic pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. The proposal under consideration by the Health Evidence Review Commission would expand access to prescription opioids for some of these ailments. Source: Oregon […]
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Peeling Back The Reasons Behind The Onion Shortage

Weather issues in the U.S. and elsewhere have contributed to an onion shortage. NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Shay Myers, is a third-generation farmer growing onions in Idaho and Oregon. Source: Peeling Back The Reasons Behind The Onion Shortage : NPR

How Could A Prevention Approach Work In Oregon Child Welfare

We ask the head of Oregon’s Department of Health Services and its director of Child Welfare if a different approach to child welfare could work in this state. On March 27, we recorded this show in front of an audience at Bridge Meadows, an intergenerational community in north Portland for children formerly in foster care, […]
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