Category Archives: OPB – Oregon Public Broadcasting

Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age . Radio

Oregon state Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland, joins us to discuss a bill that would raise the age for tobacco use from 18 to 21. Source: Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age . Radio | OPB

White House Advisor Promises Approval For Oregon’s Controversial Jordan Cove LNG Project

One of President Trump’s top economic advisors says the administration plans to approve a permit for the controversial Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project in Coos Bay. In an interview at a policy summit Thursday, White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said building terminals that would ship LNG to Japan and Germany would […]
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Bipartisan Oregon Lawmakers Unveil Proposal To Reel In State Spending

A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers unveiled a proposal Friday to reel in state spending during the upcoming budget cycle. The plan calls for a two-year hiring freeze on “non-essential positions.” It also would halt automatic budget increases tied to inflation for services and supplies. Source: Bipartisan Oregon Lawmakers Unveil Proposal To Reel In State Spending . […]
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Wolf Hunting Still An Option Under New Oregon Plan 

Wolf Hunting Still An Option Under New Oregon Plan Gray wolves are once again the center of attention for Oregon wildlife officials. The state is considering revisions to the state’s Wolf Management Plan, which directs how the state’s gray wolf population is protected. The plan also addresses how conflicts with humans, livestock and deer and elk […]
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Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction. That’s certainly true for Gig Harbor, Washington, resident Bill Coughlin, who recently spent the day hiking with his kids at Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, Oregon. Source: Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study . News | […]
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Innovating Emergency Medical Response: The View From Reno And Portland

Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers and Brad Lee, who directs the Reno area’s medical emergency response, tell us about innovations in 911 service. All over the country, government agencies are having to look at ways to do more with less. Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers has been on the job for about 10 months. He recently […]
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3 Questions About Oregon’s New Wolf Plan

Wildlife officials are reworking Oregon’s Wolf Management Plan, which governs how the state’s fragile wolf population is protected and conflicts with humans are minimized. Here are three questions (and answers) to bring you up to speed on what’s happening and why. Source: 3 Questions About Oregon’s New Wolf Plan . News | OPB

Oregon Measure 98’s Future Clouded By Funding Shortfall

The future of a $300 million Oregon ballot measure hangs in the balance as lawmakers wrestle with how to close a big budget shortfall. Measure 98 passed last November with 66 percent of the vote. It calls for investing $800 per Oregon high school student for three purposes: career education, college preparation and dropout prevention. […]
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4 Things To Know As Oregon’s Tax And Budget Wars Heat Up

Earlier this week, the Oregon Legislature’s top budget writers released a list of potential cuts they say they’ll have to make if lawmakers don’t find new money to fill a $1.6-billion budget shortfall. Democratic legislative leaders say they want voters to understand what’s at stake. Republicans say it’s an attempt to scare the public into encouraging legislators to […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Orders 2-Month State Government Hiring Freeze

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has ordered a two-month hiring freeze for state government jobs. The Democrat is ordering state agencies not to fill any job vacancies during the months of May and June. Brown’s executive order does not apply to positions considered critical to life, health or public safety. It also doesn’t apply to jobs […]
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