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Local Voices

Where local voices come to discuss the events, news, and community issues that matter to Oregonians and Washingtonians.

Episodes

May 8, 2021 29 min
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Kurt Schrader detail the proposed infrastructure bill from President Biden. Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici explains how the American Rescue Plan will help Oregon senior citizens. OHA Director Patrick Allen updates the pandemic response in Oregon.
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The Oregon legislature considers a bill to remove the defense of extreme emotional disturbance in assault cases involving victims who are LGBTQ.
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May 7, 2021 29 min
The Oregon Humane Society prepares for its annual Doggie Dash fundraiser at the same time it's working on three major projects.
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The Oregon Legislature is moving a package of measures to remove slavery from the U.S. and Oregon constitutions and ask Congress to consider reparations to African Americans. The Salvation Army needs your help collection food for their food pantries. The Oregon Health Authority works to improve distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Latinx community.
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April 10, 2021 29 min
The City of Portland is taking several steps to bring racial equity to the Portland Police Bureau. OSU is building a wave energy facility off the Oregon Coast. The Oregon DMV is working to eliminate long delays.
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April 3, 2021 29 min
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is underway. Oregon Governor Kate Brown welcomes students back to in-person learning. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden on the crisis at the southern border.
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March 27, 2021 29 min
Help Jersey Mike's help Oregon Special Olympics this month.
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March 21, 2021 29 min
Oregon Governor Kate Brown moves up the state's vaccine timeline to meet President Biden's order that everyone have access to the vaccine by May 1st.
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March 13, 2021 28 min
It's been a year since the pandemic caused a shutdown in the U.S. Looking back and looking forward.
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March 6, 2021 29 min
The Oregon Legislature considers additional funding of the Family Preservation Program at the Coffee Creek Correctional Institution in Wilsonville.
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Oregon Governor Kate Brown explains who's next to get the vaccine and why they chose these priorities. The Oregon Legislature considers a bill that would allow felons in prison to vote.
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February 20, 2021 28 min
A job fair is planned to help increase racial equity in people working in legal jobs. Find out about the Oregon Diversity Legal Job Fair. The ShakeAlert early earthquake warning system is coming to Oregon. The Rose Festival is looking for candidates to apply for the Rose Festival Court.
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February 20, 2021 29 min
The Oregon Attorney General's Office conducts a study that finds steps it can take to improve racial equity for crime victims.
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February 6, 2021 29 min
The City of Portland honors Black History Month. Komen of Southwest Washington and Oregon is being merged with the national Komen organization. Governor Kate Brown updates the pandemic and the state's response.
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January 30, 2021 29 min
The Oregon Health Authority reports the state is making progress against COVID-19. Oregon U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer discusses the next economic relief package, the pandemic and the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump. The Children's Cancer Association is conducting a fundraiser and you could win a new car.
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Oregon Governor Kate Brown explains why teachers are going before seniors in getting vaccinations. OSU public health professor Chun Wei Chi updates the pandemic. Research at OSU has found a way to grow crops and harvest the sun.
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January 17, 2021 29 min
Governor Kate Brown announces Oregon has been shorted by the federal government on COVID-19 vaccine. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden discusses the impeachment of President Trump and the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Portland City Council honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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January 9, 2021 29 min
The Oregon Health Authority has taken several steps to increase administration of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. The FBI is warning about COVID-19 Scams. Food insecurity in Oregon grew to 1 in 4, or 1 million, people last year in Oregon. It was a historic week in Washington D.C. and we look into just how historic it was.
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FEMA has spent 116-million dollars in Oregon helping the state recover from the 2020 Labor Day wildfires. There's a major difference between the 1918 pandemic and the current pandemic. An Oregon State University history professor explains what that means.
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The Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland receives a $5-million grant. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden discusses issues facing rural Oregon. PGE is warning about scams that are based on utilities. It's whale watching week on the Oregon Coast.
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