Category Archives: Audio/Visual

New Vancouver Mayor Says It’s Time To Replace The Interstate Bridge

Vancouver’s new mayor says Washington state is ready to replace the Interstate Bridge. Now Oregon must step up. Vancouver elected a new mayor this week, Anne McEnerny-Ogle. She talked to All Things Considered host Kate Davidson about her plans and hopes for the Southwest Washington city. She wants a new bridge over the Columbia River. “We’re talking about replacing that I-5 […]
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Sheriff ICE Investigation | Mandatory Reporting In Salem-Keizer – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Last Thursday, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office released the findings of an internal investigation into whether deputies broke rules by helping federal immigration agents detain and deport six men. Teachers and staff in the Salem-Keizer School District were recently informed that they are required to report students who they learn, or suspect, are engaging in […]
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DC Politics And The NW – OPB’s Think Out Loud

OPB’s senior political reporter, Jeff Mapes, just returned from a reporting trip to Washington, D.C. We’ll find out what he learned from members of the northwest’s congressional delegation. Source: DC Politics And The NW | Photographing Rohingya Muslims | ‘Alt-America’

Crook County Wants Local Voices To Have More Weight In Public Lands

Crook County’s plan is part of a recent movement in rural counties to resurrect an obscure federal policy and have more weight in federal lands management. A plan aimed at giving locals more say in federal lands management is once again before Crook County leaders. Commissioners held a meeting Monday night in Prineville, Oregon, to […]
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Tribal Housing – OPB’s Think Out Loud

When the federal government built the Bonneville Dam 80 years ago, it promised permanent housing for displaced families from the Yakima, Warm Springs, Umatilla and Nez Perce tribes. That housing was never built, but last year, the Army Corps of Engineers made a commitment to begin the process. Earlier this week, the Office of Management […]
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Northwest Governors Take On International Climate Policy In Germany

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are set to take part in an international conference on climate change Bonn, Germany. Brown and Inslee were invited to the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference by Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, who is presiding over conference proceedings this year. Source: Northwest Governors Take On International Climate […]
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For Many Women, The Nearest Abortion Provider Is Hundreds Of Miles Away

There’s a clinic that’s right in Kelsey’s town of Sioux Falls, S.D., that performs abortions, but she still drove hours away to get one. Back in 2015, she was going through a difficult time — recently laid off, had to move suddenly, helping a close family member through some personal struggles — when she found out […]
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Oregon Wildlife Officials To Drivers: Don’t Salvage Roadkill Until 2019

This time of year is when deer and elk are moving from higher to lower elevations for the winter and it’s breeding season for the deer. This time of year is when deer and elk are moving from higher to lower elevations for the winter and it’s breeding season for the deer. Michelle Dennehy of […]
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New Era For Washington Wolves? State Wildlife Officials Think So

There could be big changes on the horizon for the way the state of Washington manages its wolf population to minimize the conflicts between wolves and livestock. For at least the last two summers, wildlife managers in Washington have had to shoot wolves that have killed or injured livestock. That practice has proven controversial, and in […]
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Jose Antonio Vargas | Gentrification Documentary | Tribal Spiritual Site – OPB’s Think Out Loud

In 2011, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas published a revealing personal essay in the New York Times Magazine called “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” Fifteen years ago Cornelius Swart released a documentary depicting the early stages of gentrification in the Albina community. As long-time residents of the community, Bri Williams and her mother, Nikki Williams, were […]
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