Category Archives: OPB – Oregon Public Broadcasting

Measles Is Back In Clackamas And Multnomah Counties

Health officials say 23 people have contracted measles in Oregon so far this year — the most seen since 1991. Clackamas and Multnomah counties have seen nine cases combined in just six weeks. Source: Measles Is Back In Clackamas And Multnomah Counties . News | OPB

Weekend Protests Analysis | Ranchers And Tariffs | Lamprey – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The oldest living species in the Northwest is at the Oregon Zoo. Portland’s mayor and police chief weigh in on the latest high profile protests. And ranchers fear fluctuations in beef prices due to tariffs. The oldest living species in the Northwest is at the Oregon Zoo for the first time. The Pacific lamprey is a native […]
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Should Oregon’s Death Penalty Law Be Re-Tweaked? Key Lawmakers Disagree

Sen. Floyd Prozanski said the Legislature should be convened to fix the bill. Rep. Jennifer Williamson said the bill is already working. Key legislators behind changes to Oregon’s death penalty law disagree over whether the law now needs to be revised, a week after the Oregon Department of Justice raised an alarm over the matter. Source: […]
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‘OPB Politics Now’: Fallout From The 2019 Oregon Legislative Session

It feels like the Oregon legislative session just ended, but we are already seeing the fallout from some of the laws that passed. Public-sector labor unions are suing the state seeking to overturn a new law that reduces their pensions. And another new law aimed at narrowing the death penalty might affect more murder cases than lawmakers […]
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Confederated Tribes Of Grand Ronde Purchase Former Blue Heron Paper Mill At Willamette Falls

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde finalized their purchase of the former Blue Heron paper mill site at Willamette Falls on Wednesday. Once home to the Charcowah village of the Clowewalla, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde bought the 23-acre site from Washington developer George Heidgerken. The property is located within the tribes’ ancestral homelands […]
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Incarcerated Women Help Recover Rare Northwest Butterfly Species

Inside Oregon’s only women’s prison, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, a butterfly conservation lab is helping to recover a rare Northwest species of butterfly. Women incarcerated there make up the team of butterfly technicians and lab assistants powering the conservation work. Source: Incarcerated Women Help Recover Rare Northwest Butterfly Species . News | OPB

Damascus Files Oregon Supreme Court Petition To Defend Its Cityhood

The battle over whether to keep the Clackamas County city of Damascus incorporated or dissolve it continues. Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon Senate Bill 226 into law last month, looking to officially disincorporate Damascus. Damascus city officials are filing a petition with the Oregon Supreme Court to challenge that. Source: Damascus Files Oregon Supreme Court Petition To […]
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Confederated Tribes Of Grand Ronde Purchase Former Blue Heron Paper Mill At Willamette Falls

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde finalized their purchase of the former Blue Heron paper mill site at Willamette Falls on Wednesday. Once home to the Charcowah village of the Clowewalla, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde bought the 23-acre site from Washington developer George Heidgerken. The property is located within the tribes’ ancestral homelands and holds […]
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Protest Preview | News Roundtable | Police Oversight – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The news roundtable will take up some of the biggest news of the week, including the upcoming protest in Portland. We’ll also hear from the community advisory board to the Portland Police. Community oversight is a required part of the Portland Police Bureau’s settlement agreement with the federal government. That community oversight has taken several […]
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Former Diversity Admin Sues Oregon Corrections After Ouster

The former administrator of the Oregon Department of Corrections’ diversity office says the department ousted him for his efforts to handle discrimination complaints and improve tribal relations. Source: Former Diversity Admin Sues Oregon Corrections After Ouster