Category Archives: OPB – Oregon Public Broadcasting

REAL ID – OPB’s Think Out Loud

By the beginning of 2018, Oregonians will need federally compliant IDs to get into federal buildings or to travel by plane. Legislators are trying to pass a bill which would allow the DMV to start issuing IDs compliant with the REAL ID Act. Source: News Roundtable | REAL ID | Good In The Hood . […]
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Public Records Advocate | Non-Binary Gender ID  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon Governor Kate Brown is backing a bill that would create a public records advocate position in state government. Brown joins us to talk about what this new position would look like. She’ll also speak publicly for the first time about her reaction the the latest news that her predecessor, John Kitzhaber, will not face federal charges. On […]
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Oregonians Can Now Legally Harvest And Eat Roadkill

Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat. Source: Oregonians Can Now Legally […]
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Beaverton Strip Club Pays Settlement For Prostituting 13-Year-Old

The owners of a shuttered Beaverton strip club will pay a $1.25 million settlement for forcing a then 13-year-old girl who worked at the club into prostitution.In 2015, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries brought a civil rights complaint against Stars Cabaret, which still operates a number of other clubs around the state. Source: […]
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Kitzhaber Investigation & Good Samaritan Bill

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says he’s had second thoughts about his 2015 resignation, now that a federal investigation has concluded with no criminal charges. Political analyst Jim Moore gives us his perspective on Kitzhaber and former First Lady Cylvia Hayes — what’s important to remember about the influence peddling scandal, and what the future could […]
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Education Budget Put On Hold While Oregon Debates Corporate Tax .

Public schools in Oregon will have to wait longer to find out how much state funding they can expect over the next two years. Source: Education Budget Put On Hold While Oregon Debates Corporate Tax . News | OPB

Oregon Moves Closer To Stronger Sanctuary State Law .

Oregon lawmakers want to make it harder for federal immigration agents to find people living in the country illegally. Source: Oregon Moves Closer To Stronger Sanctuary State Law . News | OPB

Questions Over Taxes Fly As Oregon Legislature Nears Deadline

The future of a possible corporate tax hike is in doubt at the Oregon Capitol after a flurry of activity Monday yielded no progress on the issue. The joint House and Senate committee that’s vetting the proposal met twice in a matter of hours and considered four separate amendments to the corporate tax bill. Source: […]
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Portland Homeless Count Shows Numbers Up, But Some Good News

A one-night count of homeless people in Portland and Multnomah County in February found that homelessness continues to grow, but local leaders have made progress getting people into temporary shelter. Source: Portland Homeless Count Shows Numbers Up, But Some Good News . News | OPB

Judge Halts Lawsuit Over Expanded Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

A federal judge will allow the Trump administration to complete its review of national monuments before deciding how to move forward with a lawsuit involving the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Two timber companies in southern Oregon have filed a lawsuit against the expansion, arguing the enlarged Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is a violation of presidential authority and […]
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