Category Archives: OPB – Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon School Leaders Consider Tighter Oversight In Wake Of Audit

As Oregon legislators look to spend more on public schools, Gov. Kate Brown met with school leaders to tighten financial oversight following a tough state audit. Source: Oregon School Leaders Consider Tighter Oversight In Wake Of Audit

Oregon House Speaker Shuffles Committees After Conduct Complaints

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek on Thursday announced a number of major changes to her members’ committee assignments, citing two incidents that occurred this week. In the most dramatic change, longtime state Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, has been removed as chair of the House Committee on Health Care, which he has run since 2007. Source: […]
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4-Year Community College Degrees

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney wants to make a major change to the structure of higher education in the state. Earlier this week, the state Senate unanimously passed Courtney’s bill allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees. Source: 4-Year Community College Degrees | ‘Good Hair’

Elder Care Audit  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We talk with Danielle Moreau, co-author of the latest audit of Oregon’s home care program for aging and disabled people. The state audit says the Department of Human Services has implemented some of its 2017 recommendations for improvement, but some work still needs to be done to improve the program. Source: Japanese Newspaper | Zebrafish | Elder Care Audit . Radio | […]
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Oregon School Leaders Consider Tighter Oversight In Wake Of Audit

As Oregon legislators look to spend more on public schools, Gov. Kate Brown met with school leaders to tighten financial oversight following a tough state audit. Source: Oregon School Leaders Consider Tighter Oversight In Wake Of Audit

Bill To Stymie Offshore Drilling Passes Oregon Senate

The bill is a response to the Trump administration’s embrace of coastal energy exploration. Source: Bill To Stymie Offshore Drilling Passes Oregon Senate

Portland Will Work To Block More Oil Trains, Though How Isn’t Clear Yet

Portland will work to block expansion of an oil train terminal, though how isn’t entirely clear yet. Source: Portland Will Work To Block More Oil Trains, Though How Isn’t Clear Yet

Former Oregon Legislative Interns File Suit Alleging Sexual Harassment

The former interns filed a civil lawsuit in Marion County Circuit Court Tuesday saying they were subject to sexual harassment while working for Kruse. Source: Former Oregon Legislative Interns File Suit Alleging Sexual Harassment

Oregon And Washington Lawmakers Consider Statewide Plastic Bag Bans

Lawmakers in both Oregon and Washington are considering bills that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide to reduce plastic pollution. Source: Oregon And Washington Lawmakers Consider Statewide Plastic Bag Bans

Talking Business | Black Studies | Youth Villages – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A program called Youth Villages started in Tennessee more than 30 years ago. In that time, it has helped that state both improve the lives of foster kids and save the state money on the child welfare system. Its key features include providing services to kids and their biological families at home, supporting foster kids […]
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