Local Voices

Local Voices

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


June 4, 2023 29 mins
A warm and dry spring could set the stage for a bad wildfire season in Oregon. There are steps you can take to prepare your home and your family for a wildfire. Plus, a Portland typewriter shop gets a visit from a famous actor who collects typewriters.
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Planning continues on the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project. Administrator Greg Johnson explains project, where they're at in the process, and how the community can be involved.
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Multnomah County Intellectual and Disability Services is hosting an information fair to help connect families with available programs. Electric Utilities in Oregon are working to reduce wildfire risk. Oregon State Parks needs an operator for the historic Frenchglenn Hotel.
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May 14, 2023 28 mins
Athletes with physical and visual impairments are getting matched up with sporting events though Adaptive Sports Northwest. The Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU is conducting tests on a blood test that could detect up to 50 types of cancer. The Oregon Historical Society has a special exhibit for their 125th anniversary.
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Adventist Health Portland expands their Family Birth Place adding midwifes. Portland updates Barbie's Village on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Day. Multnomah County's DA announces a new place to stop retail and autotheft.
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April 30, 2023 29 mins
Kaiser Permanente launches a program to care for patients at home after a hospital procedure. The changing stages of COVID-19. SOLVE needs volunteers. Big plans for the Hillsboro Hops.
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April 23, 2023 29 mins
OHSU is conducting research on a new alzheimer's drug called lecanemab. The Tillamook County Creamery Association is working to reduce greenhouse has emissions to zero by 2050. Oregon Congressman earl Blumenauer has worked toward marijuana reform during his entire political career. He says they're getting very close to achieving their goals.
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Governor Tina Kotek details how funding will be distributed for Oregon's Homelessness State of Emergency. Portland City Council honors Parkinson's Awareness Month and the Transgender Day of Visibility.
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April 9, 2023 29 mins
Ron Post discusses creation of Northwest Medical Teams, now Medical Teams International. Teachers face a growing number of struggles in the classroom. The first travelers to North America.
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April 2, 2023 28 mins
Oregon's rent increase cap didn't protect renters from the sky high inflation, now lawmakers are considering a new law to restrict increases even more. Oregon lawmakers are also designing a bill to repeal Ballot Measure 114 and replace it with a tougher law. Bend Mayor Melanie Kebler discusses changes in her city.
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March 26, 2023 28 mins
Labor trafficking has become a major problem in Oregon and lawmakers are looking at solutions. Oregon Olympian Kara Goucher is detailing her time on Nike's Elite Running Team in her new book.
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March 19, 2023 28 mins
Members of Team Rubicon have traveled, again, to Otis where residents still be help recovering from the 2020 Echo Mountain Wildfire. Rank choice voting would come to Oregon under a bill in the legislature.
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March 12, 2023 29 mins
A new, dangerous drug has health officials worried about the impact on hospitals, because of what it does to drug users. Colorectal cancer rates are rising in people younger than 55 and they're being urged to get screened. E-mailing your doctor is convenient, but can also add to your bill.
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March 5, 2023 29 mins
COVID-19 cases are declining, what's next? Can Portland get a WNBA team? Oregon's Governor asks lawmakers to fund her homelessness plan. The Oregon Legislature considers a bill to set nurse staffing ratios.
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February 19, 2023 29 mins
Hear from Oregon's new 6th District Congresswoman Andrea Salinas. Oregon's Tobacco Licensing Program is working to keep people under 21 from getting cigarettes. Oregon's legislature is considering universal health care. Multnomah County examines what is leading to the deaths of homeless people.
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February 12, 2023 29 mins
Respiratory infections are finally on the decline. Portland City Council celebrates Black History Month. E-mail your doctor and you might get a bill.
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February 5, 2023 29 mins
The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would allow prison inmates to vote. The Greater Idaho movement makes progress in the Oregon and Idaho legislatures. Tax time is fraud time and there are ways to protect yourself. Oregon Governor Tina Kotek details her budget priorities.
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January 29, 2023 29 mins
Multnomah County recognizes January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Oregon author Laura Fleshman details inequalities between men and women in sports. The Oregon Legislature considers a bill to incentivize home owners to rent a room and help with the housing crisis.
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January 22, 2023 29 mins
The Director of Oregon's Climate Change Research Institute details how the state's climate is changing. The Oregon Health Authority needs to make changes in the rollout of Ballot Measure 110. A data broker registry would help you know who's collecting information about you.
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January 15, 2023 29 mins
Oregon is near the peak of infections from the tripledemic. This is the time of year to test for a deadly gas in your home. Many Portlanders need help finding their next meal and the Portland Sunshine Division needs your help.
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