Oregon Considering Issuing Prescriptions In Multiple Languages


The Oregon Lgislature is considering issuing prescriptions in languages other than English.

Brown Picks Up Big Donations From Gun Control Group, Democratic PAC


Everytown For Gun Safety makes $250,000 donation to Brown re-election campaign after she signs measures tightening state's firearms laws.

In New Approach, Metro Leaders Ask Voters For $652 Million Housing Bond


Leaders of the Portland area's regional government want voters to OK a $652 million bond measure — and a more proactive regional approach to housing. 

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Oregon Ed Board Draws Criticism, Defense For Loosening Instruction Time Rules

As candidates for Oregon governor pledge extending the state's short school year, the State Board of Education approved exemptions for certain high schoolers from existing time requirements.

News | Politics | Election

'OPB Politics Now: A Council Race, A Clean Energy Tax And A Housing Measure

OPB's senior political reporter Jeff Mapes is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and reporters Ericka Cruz Guevarra and Amelia Templeton.

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Oregon Public Workers Want Unions To Reimburse Them For Years Of Forced Payments

A new class-action lawsuit is the latest attempt by foes of public employee unions to reduce their political influence. 

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What You Need To Know About Portland Clean Energy Measure 26-201

Measure 26-201 would levy a 1 percent tax on revenue large retailers make in Portland to fund renewable energy projects and job training.

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Where They Stand: Oregon's Gubernatorial Candidates On Immigration

The leading candidates for governor have opposing views on whether Oregon's sanctuary law should be repealed. Here's why. 

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Oregon House Candidate Who Made False Claim Quits Key Race

Amanda La Bell, the Working Families Party candidate in the hotly-contested race to represent Bend in the Oregon House, is dropping out.

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'Goodbye Party' For Oregon Lawmakers Criticized For Honoring Disgraced Former Senator

A “goodbye party” for departing Republican Oregon lawmakers drew scrutiny because of the inclusion of disgraced former Sen. Jeff Kruse among the honorees.

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New Portland Music Advocacy Group To Lobby For Businesses, Artists

An advocacy group called MusicPortland kicks off with an ambitious to-do list intended to unite many music communities.

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Jo Ann Hardesty Resurrected Local NAACP, With Scant Attention To Fiscal Oversight

Records and interviews raise questions about financial oversight and record keeping at the Portland NAACP chapter during candidate Jo Ann Hardesty's time as president.

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'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Wildfire

Fires are getting bigger, fire season is lasting longer and it turns out the way we’ve been fighting fires for much of the last century was wrong.

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