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Shows tagged as: rural
Mon, Apr 29 2013
There are ten local school funding measures on the May 21 special election ballot. Will you be affected?
Wed, Apr 10 2013
Should Oregon counties be able to levy their own cigarette taxes?
Wed, Apr 10 2013
We'll spend some time with the governor checking in about some hot topics in the legislature right now.
Tue, Feb 5 2013
Would you consider taking your kid out of school as a response to the trauma of bullying?
Mon, Dec 31 2012
We'll catch up with Think Out Loud guests who joined us earlier this year to talk about some of the big moments of 2012.
Mon, Dec 17 2012
The next stop in the Our Town series is the historic eastern Oregon community of Baker City.
Tue, Aug 21 2012
Warrants are piling up in cash-strapped Josephine County, where defendants are skipping their scheduled appearances in court.
Mon, Jul 30 2012
Rural Organizing Project founder Marcy Westerling is taking stock of her life and legacy after a diagnosis of terminal ovarian cancer.
Thu, May 17 2012
We're talking to country music star Chely Wright about coming out as a lesbian. We'll also check in on the climate for gays and lesbians coming out in rural Oregon.
Fri, Jan 27 2012
In the next installment of the "Our Town" series, we'll hear about life in the small southeastern Oregon town of Monument on the John Day River.
Mon, Dec 5 2011
Union Mayor Bill Lindsley is trying to keep his small town economically viable, even as he sees people in his town — like those in other rural places — increasingly move to bigger cities.
Thu, Nov 17 2011
Lisa Wells and Bobby Abrahamson set out to document the plight of Oregon small towns in the spirit of the Federal Writers Project during the New Deal.
Wed, Aug 24 2011
The rural doctor shortage continues throughout Oregon. How are you affected?
Tue, Aug 9 2011
How will the U.S. Postal Service's $8 billion dollar deficit affect a rural Oregon community?
Tue, Jul 19 2011
Timber payments are set to expire at the end of September — what's happening in Congress to come up with a solution?
Thu, Jun 30 2011
Hermiston's first and only homeless shelter will break ground this month. What difference will it make?
Tue, Jun 28 2011
What are rural communities in Oregon doing to create jobs?
Wed, Apr 6 2011
How do ambulance companies operate sustainable businesses in rural areas of the state?
Tue, Dec 15 2009
How should the Portland region grow: up or out?
Fri, Oct 23 2009
The next in our No Place to Call Home series takes a look at homelessness in rural areas.
Tue, Jun 10 2008
How are Oregon's rural counties coping with the possible loss of federal timber payments?
Wed, Apr 30 2008
How do former timber communities deal with change? How do they recover when change divides a town?