Legislation

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Election 2020: Democratic Secretary of State candidate Shemia Fagan

Airs at: Thu, 10/22/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Shemia Fagan is the Democratic candidate for Secretary of State in the November 2020 election. Fagan is an Oregon native, growing up in Dufur and the Dalles. Currently she serves as a state senator representing District 24, which encompasses Southeast Portland, Happy Va... Read more

Kim Thatcher Interview

Produced for Between Us
Senator Kim Thatcher is a Republican who has been in the Oregon legislature for more than 15 years.  She is currently running for Oregon Secretary of State against her opponent, Democrat Shemia Fagan.  Ms. Thatcher talks with Don Merrill about Oregon's mail-in voting system... Read more

KBOO's Citizen Agenda Survey is out now!

  This election season, KBOO is doing our election coverage a bit differently. We want to know what our listeners and community is most concerned about. What do you want candidates to be talking about? Are you most concerned about housing, the environment or transportation... Read more

Oregon Cares Fund directs coronavirus relief money to Black Oregonians

Airs at: Thu, 08/27/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Oregon legislators have directed federal coronavirus relief money specifically towards the Black community, through the Oregon Cares Fund for Black Relief and Resliency. The Fund's creation is thanks to the Council of Trust, an 11 member group of Black leaders, activists... Read more

Effective Drug Policies

Airs at: Wed, 08/19/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century: Daniel Pryor, Head of Programs at the Adam Smith Institute, on What Does An Effective Drug Policy Look Like? Plus an interview with Haven Wheelock, a harm reduction worker who coordinates the syringe services program at the Portland area nonprofit Outs... Read more

Measure 110 - A conversation with Andy Ko of the Partnership for Safety & Justice

Airs at: Thu, 08/20/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Measure 110, an initiative to decriminalize drug possession and provide accessible drug treatment, was recently added to the November ballot in Oregon. Oregon ranks nearly last in accessibility to basic drug treatment, and current drug laws can make what should be consid... Read more

Barbara Fontaine Interview

Produced for Between Us
Barbara Fontaine is a democrat running for Oregon's House District 55 seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about why the environment is a primary concern, how gun legislation has not moved off her plate of agenda items and the effect African Americans and other marginalized c... Read more

Clackamas County Children's Safety Levy would raise funds for non-profits addressing child welfare

Airs at: Mon, 08/17/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  "We can actually be a stronger additional layer in that safety net. If a child isn't going to be in school and a teacher won't notice those bruises, there are actually community organizations that still have a good likelihood that they will see that kid and be able to in... Read more

Hugh Palcic Interview

Produced for Between Us
Hugh Palcic is a democrat running for the Senate district 28.  He talks with Don Merrill about how he thinks the non affiliated voters will be important to help him win what has historically been a Republican seat,  why he says the five counties his district covers are "adr... Read more

IPR Director Ross Caldwell

Airs at: Fri, 07/24/2020 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Portland’s primary police oversight system is overseen by the City Auditor’s Independent Police Review Division (IPR). IPR was founded in 2001 after a citizen-led initiative to overhaul the twenty-year old system then in place. Since then, it has both been touted as one ... Read more