Oregon lawmakers have two months to figure out how to implement the state's new recreational marijuana law, but there has been a major stumbling block -- how to deal with medical marijuana. Steve Dunn talks with co-chairs of The Joint Committee on Implementing Measure 91, Sen. Ginny Burdick and Rep. Ann Lininger.
Houses going for $100,000 over asking price? Politics take a back seat to an issue that really hits home: Portland's hot housing market. Sellers are living a dream, buyers could face a nightmare trying to find their dream home. Steve Dunn talks with a panel of local real estate agents about how buyers can get an edge, and how long this crazy market could last.
Are Portlanders becoming victims of their own city's popularity? Steve Dunn talks with Mayor Charlie Hales about how to keep Portland livable and affordable.
Possible new gun regulations are the straw that broke the camel's back for one grass-roots group. Now, some lawmakers in Salem are targets of a recall attempt. KATU's Steve Dunn talks to Norm Voshall, a representative from the group Oregonians for Social Accountability that's leading the recall charge against two lawmakers, and Jake Weigler, spokesman for Oregon Alliance For Gun Safety, a group that supports new gun regulations. Plus, a new poll shows how Governor Kate Brown stacks up against possible GOP candidates in the 2016 election. Steve Dunn talks to one of those Republicans, former state party chair Allen Alley.
If lawmakers in Salem don't raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, voters could decide the issue. KATU's Steve Dunn talks about that possibility, and the possible impacts, with Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum, Justin Norton-Kertson with the group '15 Now Oregon,' Portland economist Dr. Eric Fruits, and Marie Bowers Stagg, a 5th generation Oregon farmer.
New gun regulations in Oregon are getting closer to reality. Supporters say they'll keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them. Critics say the new law would be unenforceable. KATU's Steve Dunn talks with Oregon state senator Floyd Prozanski who is pushing the change and Oregon state senator Jeff Kruse who is opposing it.
Oregon voters legalized marijuana, now lawmakers could make sweeping changes to the law people voted for. Could these standards create an unfair double standard? And what kind of impact could this have on future citizen initiatives? KATU's Brian Wood talks with Measure 91 author Anthony Johnson and Scott Winkels, lobbyist for the League of Oregon Cities.
This show was joined in progress. Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz talks openly and bluntly about what she thinks is wrong with the Portland City Council. Plus, her personal and painful motivation behind the Frits-Fairchild Act that she's pushing in Salem.
In the wake of police shootings and the outrage nationwide, police body cameras are being pushed as a way to increase transparency. Portland police are moving in that direction, and officers could be wearing them in a matter of months. But could these body cameras put your privacy at risk? Steve Dunn talks with Capt. John Scruggs from Portland police and Oregon state Rep. Lew Frederick on this week's "Your Voice Your Vote."