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Portland is on pace to hit 100 homicides this year, an unprecedented tide of violence that many other cities also are facing. Last week, the City Council unanimously acted, funneling millions to violence prevention groups and creating a new police unit. On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, City Hall reporter Shane Dixon Kavanaugh…
 
As the Beavers men’s basketball team made an incredible run to the Elite Eight, Oregon State University also saw its new president resign under pressure after revelations of culture of sexual harassment at his previous post. On this episode, The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Jeff Manning talks about the fallout from F. King Alexander’s brief tenure in Cor…
 
The stories of Black Oregonians, like those of many people of color, often aren’t given the space they deserve in history books. Oregon Black Pioneers, a Salem-based historical society, is trying to bring them more attention. On this week's episode, we hear from Zachary Stocks, the group's executive director. Stocks’ background in colonial history;…
 
Nora the polar bear has lived a tough life, and the fact that she’s alive — and back in Portland at the Oregon Zoo — is a miracle of sorts. Nora’s story represents so much more than the life and struggles of one bear. It’s about climate change, the effect it’s had on indigenous people and their livelihoods, and how we — humans — can respond to it. …
 
A month from now, many middle and high schoolers across the Portland area will return to in-person teaching at least part time or the first time in a year. Bars and restaurants in the Portland area can now open up indoor dining to half of their normal capacity. Are we inching back to something resembling normalcy? On this episode, you’ll hear from …
 
On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, we hear from three staff writers about the state of affairs in Oregon: Hillary Borrud, our state politics reporter; Mike Rogoway, who covers business and technology; and one of our newest staffers, homelessness reporter Nicole Hayden. We talked about the the economy, the state of homelessness …
 
One year ago, Oregon announced its first known case of the coronavirus. It’s changed all of our lives, and few are untouched by toll the disease has taken on our society, our economy and our politics. In those 12 months, life — and its many challenges — have continued on. Up next, we’ll hear from Katrina Thompson, a Springfield nurse who worked wit…
 
Renee Watson grew up in Northeast Portland, and the acclaimed author and poet has built a sterling career putting the experiences of Black girls and women at the center — and on the cover — of books sold around the country. Amy Wang, the books columnist for The Oregonian and OregonLive, interviewed Watson for the latest episode of Beat Check with T…
 
As the pandemic raged last fall, some families decided not to enroll their kids in public online-only kindergarten. According to enrollment data, white families were twice as likely as Black and Latino families to skip kindergarten. Eder Campuzano, an education reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive, explains what's going on. You can support this po…
 
For Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt, there was no easing into the new gig. No honeymoon period. The prosecutor, elected in a landslide last May, was thrown right into the fire. On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, reporter Noelle Crombie talks about Schmidt’s first six months on the job as one of the state’s most …
 
Portland City Hall reporter Shane Dixon Kavanaugh talks about what’s going on with Mayor Ted Wheeler. Obviously Oregon, Portland and the nation are coping with a lot right now. We talked about that, but also discussed Wheeler’s policy priorities, the two high profile public confrontations he experienced this January, why he hired former mayor Sam A…
 
Public health officials in Josephine County were headed home from a vaccine clinic in Cave Junction as a snowstorm hit Tuesday. A jackknifed semi blocked their way home, and six doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were about to expire. Up next, reporter Noelle Crombie talks to Mike Weber, Josephine County’s public health director, about the fateful trip …
 
Donald Trump’s presidency is over, and President Joe Biden has pledged sweeping immigration reforms. Those plans may include a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of people brought to the US as children. It’s a familiar story, but this time there may be some momentum. On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, reporter Eder C…
 
COVID-19 has affected everything in our world — including the long-term plans for people hoping to start a family with help from fertility clinics like those housed at OHSU in Portland. The pandemic proved to be a fatal blow for IntegraMed, an obscure company with a decade long relationship with OHSU. The she company went bankrupt, owing nearly $20…
 
It hasn’t yet been a month since Oregon received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. How are we doing? In typical Oregon fashion – we’re doing OK. Better than some states, not as well as others, but demand for the vaccine is outpacing supply, and even supplies aren’t reaching Oregonians – and their arms – as quickly as anyone would like. On th…
 
As 2020 comes to a close, more Oregonians are struggling to pay for their housing. This week on Beat Check with The Oregonian, reporter Jamie Goldberg talks about the challenges facing renters, homeowners and business owners. The state Legislature is expected to confront the issue in some form on Monday, the same day this episode is released. But t…
 
The first healthcare workers in Oregon were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Wednesday, a historic moment in the pandemic that’s killed more than 1200 Oregonians in less than a year. On this episode, we hear from one of the first Oregonians to receive the vaccine. Jeremy Howard is a respiratory therapist at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Nor…
 
When a serial stalker terrorized multiple families with young daughters earlier this year, a Northeast Portland neighborhood did what the Portland Police Bureau couldn’t – they banded together and tracked down a suspect, who was ultimately arrested on a warrant for a previous charge. On this episode, reporter Maxine Bernstein talks about her recent…
 
Cole Herrington, the 20-year-old man who survived what experts and observers say was likely a great white shark attack Dec. 6, talks to The Oregonian/OregonLive about his surreal encounter. Herrington spoke with Noelle Crombie from his hospital bed at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland. Here's Noelle's story. See acast.com/privacy for …
 
It’s been a hard year — but for tens of thousands of Oregonians, these are desperate times. And amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ensuing recession and the state’s wildfires, help has been even harder to find. On this episode, journalists highlight some of the charities and social service groups featured in The Oregonian/OregonLive's Season of Sharin…
 
At nearly two dozen Oregon workplaces that would later suffer major COVID-19 outbreaks, state regulators got an early heads up in the form of complaints from workers or their representatives. State officials inspected just two of these factories, prisons and other potential hotspots before the virus ripped through, sickening dozens in each case. In…
 
More than 95,000 people filed sex-abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America before a key deadline passed last week in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. It's an astonishing figure that, according to victims' attorneys, exceeds the number of claims ever filed against the Catholic Church. The avalanche of sex abuse filings that forced the youth org…
 
If you thought COVID-19 was in the rear view mirror, you’re wrong. Now, Oregon faces its toughest restrictions since March as cases spike across the state, threatening to overload the healthcare system. On this episode, investigative reporter Brad Schmidt talks about the statewide "freeze" ordered by the governor and answers questions submitted by …
 
Winter is coming, and with it, huge questions for Portland’s already struggling food and bar scene. On this episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, restaurant reporter and critic Michael Russell talks about the state of the restaurant industry right now. We talked about the big names and brands like Pok Pok and Beast that have closed their doors …
 
Oregon voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 110, decriminalizing small amounts of heroin and other street drugs. Now what? On this bonus episode, The Oregonian and OregonLive’s Noelle Crombie talks about Measure 110, how this isn’t the first time the state took a historic step on drug reform, how the Legislature is reacting and how the pioneering…
 
All eyes were on the top of the ticket Tuesday, but in this election night episode, journalists from The Oregonian/OregonLive discuss the potential impact of down-ballot races in Oregon and the Portland metro area. You can support this podcast and our local journalism with a subscription to OregonLive. Go to oregonlive.com/podsupport. Thank you. Se…
 
Oregonians love vote-by-mail. Do we actually how it works? On this episode, politics editor Betsy Hammond talks about the nitty gritty details behind our vote by mail system and the task ahead for much of the rest of the country at states are now trying to figure out — during a pandemic no less — what Oregon has been refining since 1998. We talked …
 
Finally, ballots have arrived — or are arriving imminently — at Oregonians' mailboxes. On this episode, politics reporters Hillary Borrud and Everton Bailey Jr. discuss the big stories and issues they are tracking this year. We talked about the Portland mayor's race, the secretary of state contest, the proposed Portland police oversight reform meas…
 
Businesses across the state are locked into a new normal — and any true economic revival could be years away. But things could actually be much worse. On this episode, reporter Mike Rogoway talks about the latest unemployment figures and the overall state economic forecast and explains why things aren’t as bad as experts feared they would be. We al…
 
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and challenger Sarah Iannarone faced off in their first televised debate this week, making their final pitch to voters before ballots start arriving in mailboxes next week. Wheeler and Iannarone discussed their stances on police reform, homelessness, the COVID-19 pandemic, how to rebuild Portland’s economy and much more. …
 
As Oregon starts the monumental task of digging out from the most destructive fires in recent history, Phoenix and Talent, two small towns sandwiched between Medford and Ashland, face an unbelievable challenge. On this episode, reporters Noelle Crombie and Ted Sickinger talk about how the Almeda fire tore through those two Jackson County towns, dev…
 
A pandemic, months of racial justice protests and devastating fires haven’t stopped TriMet’s buses and trains from running. But where does the transit agency go from here? On this episode, a conversation with TriMet general manager Doug Kelsey about this challenging year and how its affected the agency and its staff, the future of public transit an…
 
After a tumultuous and frightening week of catastrophic wildfires, Oregonians finally have a chance to breathe — literally and figuratively. But for thousands of families, here is no home to go back to. On this episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, Jamie Goldberg and Samantha Swindler talk about their experiences covering the Riverside fire, wh…
 
The cost from the wildfires raging across our state, in damaged property and lives lost, will be unprecedented for Oregon. But the strong winds that stoked the flames and pushed the blazers toward populated areas? Forecasters saw those coming. And the winds fit a pattern that have played out through history. On this episode, reporters Kale Williams…
 
Fran Howe and Larry Tripoli built their dream home 13 years ago in Gates, about 35 miles east of Salem along the Santiam River. The couple could see the river, trees and nothing else from their big windows overlooking rural Marion County's majesty. Their house was destroyed this week and Howe and Tripoli narrowly escaped the Beachie Creek fire and …
 
On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, videographer and photographer Brooke Herbert talks about her documentary exploring the first 100 days of protests in Portland since George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis. Support this podcast and our local journalism with a subscription to OregonLive. Go to oregonlive.com/podsupport. Thank you…
 
In April 2019, the star of a headlining show at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival went out to dinner with donors – then drinks with friends in downtown Ashland. Tony Sancho was intoxicated when police encountered him. Instead of detox, he ended up in county jail for more than 10 hours, handcuffed to a metal grate for hours. For nearly a minute a sher…
 
It’s strange isn’t it? Time flies, and time also drags on, and on and on – like Groundhog Day when you’re in a pandemic. Oregon's first confirmed case of COVID-19 occurred six months ago this week. The Oregonian/OregonLive's Aimee Green looked at how we've fared so far, why the state is doing better than its neighbors and why there isn't cause to c…
 
As Portland approaches its fourth consecutive month of nightly demonstrations following George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police, The Oregonian/OregonLive examined a nearly two-decade history of police killings in Portland and found a disproportionate number of those killed were Black. According to a recent story by reporters Noelle Crombie and…
 
Americans love a good story, and if it’s a tall tale, all the better. But the stories we tell about our own history are often incomplete – at best – or outright deceptions at worst. A new book from an Oregon-born reporter outlines what he says actually happened to the middle class over the past half century – the truth, lies and omissions by our po…
 
With hundreds of million dollars owed to tens of thousands of unemployed Oregonians, the state employment department made an unusual decision recently -- to wait until August to even touch a long-standing computer problem. But the massive tech problem isn’t new – the state had been putting it off for a decade, despite having money from the feds to …
 
Oregon’s timber industry has undergone an extreme makeover in the 30 years since the fight over old growth forests and spotted owls. But despite timber companies’ diminished economic contributions, they have held on to much of their status and influence. They’ve done that with the help of an obscure public agency -- called The Oregon Forest Resourc…
 
Portland’s protests against racial injustice seemed to be dwindling, then the federal government came to town, ratcheting up tension. Now, state and federal leaders said they’ve reached an agreement in which state troopers will protect the courthouse and federal forces will step away, some leaving as soon as Thursday. On this episode, three of The …
 
Reporter Celina Tebor discusses how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting a wide range of communities of color in the state. We talked about her reporting on the community that is perhaps hardest hit, Pacific Islanders, and how health officials and community leaders are racing to try and address the crisis. You can support this podcast and our local jou…
 
Portland Public Schools reporter Eder Campuzano talks about the state’s largest school district’s reopening plan and what it means for everyone involved. Also, why the district is suddenly agreeing to rename Wilson High School, and potentially other public schools, in the wake of national protests surrounding racism in America. You can support this…
 
The Oregonian/OregonLive's Michael Russell discusses John Gorham's social media attacks on a trans woman of color and how it led to his abrupt downfall and shuttering of his famed Toro Bravo restaurant and several other businesses. Russell also talked about cultural appropriation in Portland's food scene and the other social media stories currently…
 
Willie Halliburton said he considered quitting a 30-year career in law enforcement after watching the video of George Floyd's death while pinned under a Minneapolis police officer's knee. Soon after, he got a phone call. He was being promoted to chief the Portland State University police department. He talked to The Oregonian/OregonLive's Maxine Be…
 
In an alternate universe, the University of Oregon and Nike would be celebrating the end of an action-packed week of the track and field Olympic Trials inside the new Hayward Field in Eugene. But we don’t live in that world. The brand-new track and field stadium sits empty. On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, veteran sports repo…
 
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