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DNC Day 2: Hillary Clinton Nominated, Bill Clinton Speaks

OPB | July 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton will formally be nominated by the party Tuesday night and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will address the convention. Also, members of the Mothers of the Movement group will speak.

OPB Politics Now: Bernie, Boos and Michelle At The DNC

OPB | July 25, 2016

Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller and OPB's Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes discuss the action-packed and boo-filled first day of the DNC.

Oregon State Bar Dismisses Final Complaint Against Former Bundy Attorney

OPB | July 25, 2016

The former attorney for Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier Ammon Bundy is now clear of all alleged ethics violations before the Oregon State Bar.  

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Volunteers Educate On Human Trafficking Before Tri-City Water Follies

Northwest News Network | July 25, 2016 6:30 p.m.

The annual boat races in the Tri-Cities in southeast Washington draw more than 70,000 spectators — thousands from out of town. It also draws an increase in child prostitution.

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer: Specter Of Donald Trump Hangs Over DNC

OPB | July 25, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Portland

Oregon congressman Earl Blumenauer says the specter of a Donald Trump presidency is a palpable force at this year's Democratic National Convention.


To Reduce Bias, Some Police Departments Are Rethinking Traffic Stops

NPR | July 25, 2016 4:51 p.m.

In Hamden, Conn., minority drivers were pulled over more often than whites for defective equipment, such as broken tail lights. So the police changed their strategy.

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Some Oregon Voters Will Vote Again On Marijuana Legalization

Northwest News Network | July 25, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Even though Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, you can't legally buy the stuff in more than 100 Oregon communities.

Politics | Nation | Election | News | Election 2016

Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Step Down As Democratic Chair After Convention

NPR | July 24, 2016 10:44 a.m.

Amid furor over an email leak that revealed a bias against Bernie Sanders inside the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will step down as chair.

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