Category Archives: Audio/Visual

Is Portland still Portlandia? – CBS News

For years, Portland has been the symbol for laid-back, inexpensive quirkiness, but the city may be losing that identity. This week on 60 Minutes, Jon Wertheim visits Portland, Oregon, a city known for its laid back image, made famous by the show Portlandia. The show, created by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, is in its […]
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Where We Live: Nelson makes history in Supreme Court 

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, and his impact, is being realized here, where we live, through Adrienne Nelson, who was recently sworn in as the first African-American State Supreme Court Justice in Oregon’s history. Source: Where We Live: Nelson makes history in Supreme Court | Oregon

Crowds protest at Oregon Capitol as LNG terminal emissions criticized

A report by an advocacy group says a liquefied natural gas pipeline and export facility proposed for southern Oregon would be the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state. Source: Crowds protest at Oregon Capitol as LNG terminal emissions criticized

Major slides in Columbia Gorge Eagle Creek burn area likely years away

Could Oregon experience mudslides like California? The slide area in California was created after a wildfire burned off vegetation. But it’s a different situation with the Eagle Creek burn area in the Columbia River Gorge. Source: Major slides in Columbia Gorge Eagle Creek burn area likely years away

Answers To Your Questions About Measure 101—Including How You Should Vote

On Jan. 23, Oregonians will decide the outcome of a rare, single-issue ballot. Let’s walk through the key questions surrounding your vote. Source: Answers To Your Questions About Measure 101—Including How You Should Vote – Willamette Week

Ethics Investigation |Salvadoran Portlander – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregonian reporter Hillary Borrud joins us to discuss her article about the announcement that former first lady Cylvia Hayes violated ethics laws 22 times during her fiancé John Kitzhaber’s time as Oregon governor. Oregon ethics officials say Hayes used her public position for personal financial gain. The Trump administration announced Monday that it would end a […]
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Q&A: How Oregon’s Cap And Trade System Would Work

Oregon lawmakers are considering a major change in how the state will go about reducing its contributions to climate change. Right now, there’s nothing to stop a lot of Oregon businesses from pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The Clean Energy Jobs Bill introduced Wednesday would launch a cap and trade system that would limit […]
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King Tides Give Us A Glimpse Of The Pacific Northwest’s Watery Future

In the winter, king tides give us a glimpse of the future: the homes and infrastructure likely to get flooded during the next few decades. Tom and Marie Cawrse live on the far east side of Port Townsend, on the northeast point of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, right on the beach. Since their house was built three […]
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Vancouver Port Votes To End Oil Terminal Lease In March

The Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to put a March 31 end date on a lease with Vancouver Energy. The Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to put an end date on a lease with Vancouver Energy, the company behind a controversial project to build the largest oil-by-rail […]
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Washington Legislative Session | Homeless Campus – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The 2018 Washington legislative session kicks off Monday. We get a preview of the important issues to watch from OPB reporter Austin Jenkins. Klamath Falls is in the process of constructing a 19-acre homeless services campus just outside of town. Alan Eberlein, who has helped jumpstart the project, tells us how it will work.   […]
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