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Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:00pm.

A deeper look behind the day's top stories

KBOO News In Depth is a daily in-depth interview or feature on a story of significant interest to our listening audience.  These pieces focus on local, national or international issues that reflect KBOO's values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression or social change.

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Wildfire season starts early, but individuals still have time to protect themselves and their homes

Airs at: Tue, 07/13/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest is starting earlier than normal this year. Already, Oregon governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency related to wildfires. In southeastern Oregon, the Bootleg fire has spanned 300,000 acres, and fire crews estimate tha... Read more

New law puts Oregon on track for fastest clean energy transition in United States

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  At the end of the 2021 Oregon Legislative session, the state is now on track for the fastest transition to clean energy in the U.S., on par with New York. The change come from a suite of three bills backed by the Clean Energy Opportunity. The bills address a variety of i... Read more

Oregon Senate Bill 755 expands on drug decriminalization, protection and treatment options

Airs at: Thu, 07/08/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  A new Oregon law expands protections and treatment options for Oregonians living with drug addiction. Senate Bill 755 goes further to enforce Measure 110, which decriminalized drug possession in the state. Tera Hurst works with the Health Justice Recovery Alliance, a gro... Read more

New statewide program provides safe medication disposal to Oregon residents

Airs at: Wed, 07/07/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  KBOO's Yasemin Cobanoglu speaks with Michael Lee, Operations and Policy Analyst for the DEQ's Materials Management Program, about Oregon's new statewide program for safe medication disposal. The new program and public education campaign were just announced to help Oreg... Read more

Clean Energy Opportunity Campaign succeeds in Oregon Legislature

Airs at: Mon, 06/28/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Over the weekend, the Oregon Legislature concluded its 2021 session, as much of the state saw triple digit temperatures. At the end of the session, a suite of three bills backed by the Clean Energy Opportunity Campaign passed, and are on their way to the Governor's desk ... Read more

Elise Schumock of Rose City Book Pub on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Airs at: Wed, 06/23/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  As summer begins, we’re slowly emerging from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us are returning to dine and shop indoors at restaurants and stores that were closed during the pandemic, or limited to take-out and delivery. Sadly, several of those restaurants... Read more

Data shows Oregon is middling in child well-being; Experts say now is the time to take action

Airs at: Mon, 06/21/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  New data shows that Oregon is lagging when it comes to child well-being. The Kids Count Data Book has just been released, and it ranks Oregon 25th nationally on some key areas.  Experts warn that this is a critical time for Oregon children. Either the pandemic wipes out ... Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court announces it will hear Mississippi's case to ban abortion after 15 weeks

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On May 17th, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case from Mississippi regarding a law to ban most abortions after 15 weeks. Beginning likely in October, the majority conservative court will hear an abortion case about the pre-viability of a fetus for th... Read more

Honest Elections Coalition seizes opportunity for meaningful campaign finance reform in Oregon

Airs at: Thu, 06/03/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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  Oregon is a state that enjoys certain electoral protections that other states have struggled to maintain, like automatic voter registration, and mail in ballots. But the election process in the state is far from ideal. Campaigns in Oregon are among the most expensive in ... Read more

Research shows Medicare is better than private health insurance

Airs at: Wed, 06/02/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  People who have employer-provided or privately purchased health insurance are more likely to experience medical debt, and more likely to postpone care because of cost, compared with people who are covered by public insurance, such as Medicare or Medicaid. Those are some... Read more