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Oregon's paid leave law goes into effect Jan. 1. What difference would it make in your life?


"Think Out Loud" has a great slate of stories for your holiday listening!


As the year comes to a close, our team looks back on the most memorable conversations of 2022.


A century ago, a massive fire in Astoria destroyed hundreds of businesses and displaced thousands of residents.


Plans for tolling on I-5 and I-205 are underway to reduce congestion in the Portland metro area. How would you feel about paying those tolls?


Sprague High School has been making big improvements in girls sports, even before a Title IX complaint was filed earlier this year.


Oregon now has the largest number of Vietnamese American state lawmakers in the nation after the November election.


Even after a wildfire in a national park has been put out, it leaves the area prone to other disasters like flooding and mudslides. The National Park Service’s post-wildfire coordinator helps parks deal with that aftermath.


When babies are stillborn, doctors and parents are often left without knowing why they died. Making autopsies on babies more routine could help provide answers —
and prevent future deaths.


Now that Gov. Brown has commuted death row sentences — and with the moratorium ongoing — Oregon is closer than ever to becoming a state without capital punishment.
What do you think about the direction Oregon is headed?


As we wrap up our broadcasts from the Dalles, we take a hike!
We’ll walk part of a planned 200-mile loop designed to connect communities and scenic places all along the Columbia River Gorge.


At the National Neon Sign Museum in The Dalles, visitors can explore neon signs through different eras as they develop with the advertising industry.


The only homeless shelter in Wasco County is located in The Dalles. We visit the shelter to hear from a homeless services provider, a resident experiencing homelessness and the lead medical provider of a mobile clinic that makes weekly visits to the shelter.


Hear how The Dalles is aiming to become a "Little Music City" destination for live music seven nights a week in the Columbia Gorge.


At the end of November, there were only two vacancies for infant child care in Wasco County. We get three perspectives on this crisis from within a rural community, including from a mother of twin eight-month-olds.


Think Out Loud is hitting the road next week! Join us for stories about childcare, homelessness, arts, history and more as we broadcast live from The Dalles.


Efforts to revitalize Portland's downtown and deal with homelessness, pandemic restrictions, crime and vandalism has gotten a lot of attention. But the city's central eastside business owners say these problems are rampant there too,
and they want action.


In the mood for a novel holiday treat?
Saturday afternoon in Pioneer Courthouse Square you can catch a free performance featuring close to 200 (!) tubas.


Talent Mayor Darby Ayers-Flood won reelection by just 20 votes.
She says now she can continue to move Almeda Fire recovery forward.


What do you think legislators' priorities should be for next year?


According to an OHSU report, Oregon emergency rooms saw nearly double the number of gun-related injuries from 2019 to 2021.


Oregon eviction filings surpassed pre-pandemic levels in August, September and October of this year. Researchers at PSU are collecting and publishing eviction data online in an effort to help inform housing policies and improve housing justice.


Oregon barrel racer Hayden Johnson has been riding horses since she was 3. Now at 9, she's one of the younger competitors in a junior world championship in Las Vegas.


OHSU hopes to increase the number of nurse faculty members with its new Oregon Nursing Education Academy.


The Portland Thorns will finally be sold. Owner Merritt Paulson made the announcement under pressure from fans after damning reports of widespread abuse in the league surfaced this year.


Homicides in Portland have reached a record high. Efforts to curb the violence have so far been largely unsuccessful.


Artist Intisar Abioto's work is showing now in Beaverton and Portland. Her pieces reflect personal experience, Black history and the overlap of past and present.


Have you experienced long hold times calling 911 in Portland over the last year?

Listen back to an interview we did with author David Grann about the murders of Osage tribal members during the 1920s oi...
REBROADCAST: Murder in the Osage nation

Listen back to an interview we did with author David Grann about the murders of Osage tribal members during the 1920s oil boom in Oklahoma, which has now been turned into a movie directed by Martin Scorsese, slated for release next year:

In the 1920s, the Osage were considered the richest people per capita in the world, thanks to oil wells on their land. But in the early 1920s, about two dozen tribal members were killed mysteriously. Author David Grann delves into those deaths and the conspiracy behind them in his book “Killers of...


Listen to a conversation we recorded earlier this month at the Portland Book Festival with cartoonist Kate Beaton about her new graphic memoir - a gripping, remarkable account of working in Canada's oil sands.


A labor shortage in Eastern Oregon is making it harder to remove ice and snow on Oregon highways.


Alicia Jo Rabins has a new book that connects Torah stories to everyday parenting struggles. What books or stories have you leaned on to help get you through rough parenting times?


Colin Meloy’s new novel, “The Stars did Wander Darkling,” puts middle readers in a 1980s world full of mystery, magic and … evil.


The world's longest mountain bike trail would go from Mexico, through Oregon, to Canada. Would you ride it?


'Shotgun Seamstress' was a fanzine by, for and about Black punk rockers. A new book collects all the zines in one place.


New research shows people who read stories about the climate crisis that focus on solutions are more likely to support policy action to address it.


Four Klamath river dams will come down, say federal regulators. It will be the largest such project in the world.


It was no “red wave,” but Oregon was one of the few blue states where Republicans did gain legislative seats. The party also flipped the 5th Congressional seat. What do you see as the future of the GOP in Oregon?


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