2017 OPB Special Coverage Packages


Some stories this year could not be told with just a single article. For its more complex stories, OPB combined resources to curate investigative pieces, cultural phenomena, historic moments and more.

'Oregon Art Beat' 2017: Animation Revolution, A Stellar Experience Of Art And More


A look back at "Oregon Art Beat's" year of animation, natural wonders of light and lack there of, timeless voices and more.

Rosenblum, 17 More Attorneys General Ask FCC To Delay Net Neutrality Vote


Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is asking the Federal Communications Commission to delay its decision on net neutrality. 

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local | News | Technology | Business | Economy

Facebook Plans To Build 2 New Data Centers In Prineville

The new buildings will bring the total number of Facebook buildings in Prineville up to five. That’s in addition to three Apple data halls. 

local | News | Technology | Business | Economy

Futurist Warns: 'Make Oregon Robot Proof'

Oregon’s top political and business leaders learned Monday that many of the state's jobs could be lost to automation in coming years.

local | News | Technology

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Questions Former Equifax CEO

Equifax faces federal inquiry after the credit reporting agency allowed security breaches that compromised the personal information of more than 145 million Americans.

local | News | Technology

New Distracted Driving Law In Oregon Takes Effect Oct. 1

The new law clarifies it is illegal to drive while holding any electronic device.

Business | local | Nation | News | Technology | Economy

Live In Oregon? Equifax Doesn’t Have To Tell You If Your Data Was Compromised

If you’re one of the 1.7 million Oregonians whose information was potentially compromised by the recent Equifax data breach, don’t expect to get a letter in the mail telling you about it.

local | News | Technology

Rep. Greg Walden Is Oregon's Champion Of Self-Driving Cars

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden has used his chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to spur development of self-driving vehicles.

Environment | News | Technology | Recreation

Will Cellphones Upset The Solitude Of Mount Rainier?

Soon, there could be cell service at Mount Rainier National Park.

Arts | Education | Science | Environment | local | Technology | NW Life | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

10 Tips To Capturing Stellar Images Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse

On the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will pass in front of the sun creating a rare total solar eclipse in Oregon and casting parts of the state into complete daytime darkness. In other words, photographic gold.

Food | Business | Health | Land use | Nation | Environment | News | Land | NW Life | Technology | Economy

Organic Weed Management: It's Harder Than You Think

Everyone has weeds. No one wants them. Weeds created an unusual controversy in one Oregon county, angering a town and sparking a social media debate. Organic farmers say it is hard to manage weeds.

Environment | Water | Technology | Science | Climate change

Can Seattle’s Seawall Defend The City And Protect Salmon, Too?

Seattle’s newly constructed seawall is a $410 million infrastructure project that’s doubling as a massive science experiment.

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