Geoff Norcross, OPB

Geoff Norcross

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Portland, OR, United States

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Portland’s design helps make it a protest-friendly city

Portlands urban core is laid out in a way that makes mass demonstrations easier than in other cities. → Read More

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A COVID-19 vaccine by next spring would be a record-breaker

Current projections have a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 ready to administer to the public by the spring of 2021. That would be a record. → Read More

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Oregon POC Caucus Proposes 3 New Police Accountability Measures

Oregon State Sen. Lew Frederick said, in many ways, recent protests over the deaths of black men and women remind him of when he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in his youth. → Read More

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How Are Oregon Hospitals Handling The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Last month, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered hospitals to stop elective procedures to save space, protective gear and staff for an expected surge of coronavirus patients. How are hospitals adapting? → Read More

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COVID-19 Concerns Dominate Calls To Emotional Support Hotlines

Clinical workers who take calls from people in crisis are facing their own emotional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

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New OSU Research Says Your Cat Loves You Just As Much As Your Dog

There's this idea that cats are aloof, that they rely on their owners for food and snuggles but could basically take us or leave us. Turns out that’s not true. → Read More

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With Midterms Looming, Oregon Eyes Election Security

Since we learned that Russian hackers tried to mess with the 2016 election — including Oregon's system — election security has become a bigger deal. Oregon's elections chief says vote-by-mail helps. → Read More

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Breaking Down How Oregon State Won The College World Series

The Oregon State Beavers won the College World Series Thursday, beating Arkansas 5–0. OSU won 2 games out of 3 against the Razorbacks. → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': What Is ‘Home Rule’ And Why Should You Care?

Douglas County residents are considering a dramatic change in how the county is governed → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': Guns, Health Care And The Oregon Ballot

This time, we dig into the ballot referendum process in Oregon and how it could affect two of the most divisive issues of our time: gun control and health care. → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': Answers To Your Kicker Questions

What is the kicker, anyway? And what does it mean for you? → Read More

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Firefighters Make Progress On Oregon's Chetco Bar Fire

The Chetco Bar Fire has been burning for six weeks. Firefighters have made progress this week, but it remains large and dangerous. → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Gov Race Brings In The Money

It's early, but big money is already flowing into the 2018 Oregon gubernatorial race. → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': An East Coast View Of Oregon

We talk with Washington Post reporter Amber Phillips about why East Coast journalists view Oregon as the center of resistance to President Trump. → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Gov. Kate Brown On The End Of The Session . News

We’re taking advantage of a slow week in Oregon politics to bring you a recent conversation with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on OPB’s → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Is Cleared

The federal investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has concluded with no criminal charges. → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': A Busy Week For Oregon Senators

Both of Oregon's senators found themselves in the national spotlight this week. → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': How Oregon Plans To Fill A $1.4 Billion Budget Gap

We discuss the latest revenue-raising and cost-cutting proposals in Salem to close the $1.4 billion budget gap. → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': Ultimatums For Portland Water Bureau, Washington Legislature

Portland can no longer avoid treating its water for a deadly parasite and the Washington Legislature is in overtime as a government shutdown looms in the not-so-distant future. → Read More

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'OPB Politics Now': A Tale Of 2 Revenue Forecasts

We talk about what motivated voters who weighed in on school bonds across Oregon, and why lawmakers have such different interpretations of the quarterly revenue forecast. → Read More