Local Voices

Local Voices

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

Episodes

February 25, 2024 29 mins
The Oregon Diversity Legal Job Fair is ready to connect people to jobs in the justice system. It's time to register for Doggie Dash. Smokey Bear turns 80. Oregon receives $10 million to fix EV charging stations.
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Charge Into Tomorrow at the Oregon International Auto Show. EBT Scam warning. Oregon needs umpires. The Southern Resident orcas are now endangered in Oregon.
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February 11, 2024 29 mins
Brooke Olzendam, with the Portland Trail Blazers, is raising funds for the American Heart Association through the Brooke Hearts Your Heart program. We bring you some of the testimony from a hearing on the bills to address concerns with Ballot Measure 110. AAA releases a report on the dangers of being a roadside worker, and how the number of fatalities is significantly under-reported.
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February 4, 2024 29 mins
Dr. Joshua Roark, a cardiologist with Adventist Health Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular, explains ways you can improve heart health. ALS Northwest needs your help raising money for ALS research and to help patients with ALS and their families.

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January 28, 2024 29 mins
Radon is an invisible gas that could be in your home, and it can cause lung cancer. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler updated the City's efforts to increase community safety. He was joined by Portland Police Chief Bob Day and Community Safety Transition Director Mike Meyers.
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January 21, 2024 29 mins
Oregon has a program to help low income residents get a down payment to buy their first home. The Red Cross is in critical need of blood donations. Preparing for tax season. Are Oregonians ready to stay cool this summer? Oregon's boat inspection program stops another boat with an invasive species.
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January 14, 2024 29 mins
An effort is underway to save inline hockey in the Portland area. The Hillsboro Hops and the City of Hillsboro are asking the Oregon Legislature to pay $15 million for a new stadium.

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The 2022 Domicile Unknown Report details issues facing Multnomah County's homeless population that result in their deaths. The head of the Portland FBI field office looks back at the three years he spent in the Rose City. Oregon libraries are facing budget cuts. The tax on Oregon phone lines will increase 40 cents this month to fund 988 call centers.
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December 31, 2023 29 mins
Meals on Wheels People nees your help. Get ready for your First Day Hike. Mt. Hood climbers need permits in 2024. How to get ready to receive Oregon's 2023 tax kicker refund.

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December 24, 2023 29 mins
Governor Tina Kotek details how her Portland Central City Task Force will help Portland recover. Friends of the Children PDX needs your help this holiday season. Gray whales are on migration off the Oregon Coast.
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Multnomah County and Portland are reinventing the Joint Office of Homeless Services. PDX braces for near record holiday travel. Oregon State Parks expands same day campground reservations.
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The Sunshine Division in Portland is helping to feed people in need and they can use your help. Scammers are on the prowl during the holidays. The Oregon Attorney General's Office has tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.
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December 3, 2023 29 mins
The United Way of the Columbia Willamette is assisting Portlanders and they need your help. Talk-A-Mile is a program helping new police officers in Portland connect with young Black leaders. Fire danger increases during the holidays and the Oregon State Fire Marshall has tips on how to stay safe.
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November 26, 2023 29 mins
The Safeway Providence Festival of Trees brings spectacular Christmas decorations to life. Research at OHSU finds a new way to deliver monoclonal antibodies to fight respiratory infections. Drought and wildfire are hurting the value of private timberland. Oregon Congresswoman Lori Chavez DeRemer is working to pass a bill that will help students learn about the dangers of fentanyl.
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November 19, 2023 29 mins
The Singing Christmas Tree prepares to put Portlandanders into the holiday spirit. The Grotto is ready to plug in its Festival of Lights. An Oregon Senator works to increase surveillance protections. The National Taxpayers Union monitors federal antitrust lawsuits against big tech. Tips to avoid gift card scams.
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November 12, 2023 28 mins
Portland City Council honors veterans. Oregon lawmakers hear about problems and risks facing county election offices. Junior Achievement opens a new Discovery Center in Hillsboro.
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November 5, 2023 29 mins
Vaccination rates are still lower than before the pandemic among Oregon healthcare workers. Also this week: helping Oregonian get tax credits they are qualified to receive, how Oregon can improve its response to domestic violence, bird flu is on the rise and ODFW has steps to avoid it, it's time to check the chimney, and how removing dams on the Klamath River will make a parasite less deadly to salmon.
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The Northwest Hydrogen Hub will boost hydrogen use in Oregon. OHA has a new way to gauge virus levels in the community. SHIBA is ready to help with Medicare Open Enrollment. Portland marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
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October 22, 2023 29 mins
Portland adds a liaison officer to schools. Also: White Cane Day, the Great ShakeOut, economics of arts and culture in Oregon, and asking coastal residents what they think about wind farms.
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October 15, 2023 29 mins
OHSU's Gun Violence Prevention Research Center holds a forum discussing what's being done and what progress has been made. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden discusses the Hamas attack on Israel and the U.S. Response.
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