Category Archives: OPB – Oregon Public Broadcasting

Interview With Kate Brown – OPB’s Think Out Loud

State Library Ed. Note: We are including the following political content since all 3 candidates will be interviewed. This week, we have held one-on-one interviews with each of the three major party candidates for governor to hear how each of them would approach the major issues facing Oregon right now. We heard from Republican Knute […]
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100 Years Later, Steamboats Are Still On Klamath Lake In Oregon

Every year, a group of boating enthusiasts comes to Klamath Lake to blow off steam and build community. You wouldn’t expect to find a roaring fire on a tiny wooden boat, but for these friends, it’s the only way to get around. The engine in Bruce Jahn’s steamboat has a squeak. “It’ll go away. They generally do,” […]
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Cannon Beach Has A Rabbit Problem

Many years ago, someone released their pet bunnies at Cannon Beach. Pets don’t usually do well in the wild. They can’t easily find food and aren’t well prepared for predators. But for some reason, these rabbits survived to do their species does best: Reproduce, again and again and again. Source: Cannon Beach Has A Rabbit […]
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Former CIO Strangfield To Sue Oregon Department Of Education

The former chief information officer at Oregon’s education department filed notice this week that she intends to sue over her departure. Former CIO Susie Strangfield resigned last May after being suspended for months while state officials investigated her. Source: Former CIO Strangfield To Sue Oregon Department Of Education

Oregon Schools Face Long, Uphill Road To More Diverse Teaching Force

If you’re inclined to grade Oregon schools for making progress, these numbers might be encouraging: Public schools are adding non-white and multilingual teachers almost four times as fast as they’re hiring monolingual, white teachers, according to numbers in the recent Oregon Educator Equity Report. Source: Oregon Schools Face Long, Uphill Road To More Diverse Teaching […]
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Can Genetic Testing Help NW Orcas Recover?

As the Southern Resident killer whale population continues to decline, scientists look to their genomes for answers. This summer, an orca known as J-35 made national headlines while carrying the body of her dead calf for 17 days in the waters of the Salish Sea. Her loss gripped the nation and was also a huge blow […]
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Oregon Republicans Ask For Ethics Investigation Into Brown Campaign

The Oregon Republican Party filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission on Wednesday, asking them to investigate whether Gov. Kate Brown used public funds for campaign purposes. Source: Oregon Republicans Ask For Ethics Investigation Into Brown Campaign

Opponents Say Portland Clean Energy Measure Could Cost More Than Originally Thought

Opponents of Portland’s gross receipts tax measure say the initiative could actually cost Portland residents more than initially expected. Proponents aren’t buying it. Source: Opponents Say Portland Clean Energy Measure Could Cost More Than Originally Thought

Klamath County Health Award | Project 75 | Patrick Starnes – OPB’s Think Out Loud

State Library Ed. Note: We are including the following political content since all 3 candidates will be interviewed. Klamath County is one of four communities in the country to receive the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Culture of Health” prize for efforts to improve public health. We talk with Jennifer Little, co-chair of the Healthy Klamath Initiative, who is […]
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‘Historic’ Wildland Fire Funding Request Goes To Washington’s Legislature

Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is asking the state Legislature to nearly double funding to manage and respond to wildfire. Since 2008, Washington’s Department of Natural Resources has received nearly $21 million on average from the Legislature to pay for fire suppression annually. But every year for the last decade, the DNR has had to go back […]
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