Two influential Oregon civic leaders point to the recent legislative special session as an example of how lawmakers with divergent views and agendas can plow their way to political compromise — even if just barely.

Public opinion researcher Adam Davis … Continue Reading

Oregon Pear Harvest

Source: Eric Mortenson / Capital Press

HOOD RIVER — Oregon and Washington’s combined pear harvest will approach a record this year, with growers and packers reporting a heavy yield of large, high-quality fruit.

Estimates made in June, well before picking … Continue Reading

Hot Summer Day

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Oregon’s largest county today released its plan for responding to the health impacts of climate change, joining five others in the state that have looked at what global warming trends mean for people in the … Continue Reading

Source: Jordana Gustafson / Oregon Public Broadcasting

The Port of Vancouver voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $17 million to purchase 95 acres of land.

The plot is made up of four parcels of land that are currently sandwiched between properties … Continue Reading

Forest Walk

Source: Eric Mortenson / Capital Press

Oregon’s contentious, restrictive, complicated land-use system is generally favored by urbanites but opposed by rural residents, right?

A new statewide survey suggests maybe not.

The Oregon Values and Beliefs Project, a survey intended … Continue Reading

Oil-by-Rail Trnsfer Facility Protesters

Representatives of the two companies that want to build a controversial oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver said Monday night they will operate the facility safely and that they approach doing business in a community as neighbors, bringing charitable … Continue Reading

Source: Anna Staver / Statesman Journal

A bill that would have allowed Oregon high schools to keep their Native American mascots re-emerged Monday during negotiations for special session votes.

Gov. John Kitzhaber vetoed Senate Bill 215 in August. The law … Continue Reading

Source: Kristian Foden-Vencil / Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon’s new health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon, opens Tuesday.

But if you want to be among the first to use the website, you’ll have to work with a trained insurance agent or … Continue Reading

Source: Peter Wong / Statesman Journal

Millions of dollars for Oregon programs could be affected by a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress fails by Monday to resolve a deadlock over funding.

Although state programs such as Medicaid … Continue Reading

Why the revolution? Because we believe commercial radio has gotten WAY off track, and it’s time for change. It’s time for a new model of radio – a model that reflects and serves the community through music and public affairs … Continue Reading

Wine Growers

By: Jordana Gustafson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Farm laborers are working round the clock in the Willamette Valley to pick grapes in anticipation of a weekend storm.

Sam Tannahill directs winemaking for A to Z Wineworks and Rex Hill Vineyards. He … Continue Reading

By: Kristian Foden-Vencil

Thousands of Oregonians are beginning to check out the state’s new health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon.

Executive director, Rocky King, says while enrollment starts October 1, people are already going to the website to see how … Continue Reading

Nike Headquarters

Nike held its annual shareholder’s meeting Sept. 19. It was a good way to get an inside look at the comings and goings of Oregon’s wealthiest home-grown company. The world’s largest shoe and sports apparel company employs about 4,000 people … Continue Reading