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Political Chat: Debate Over Columbia Bridge, Pot Continues


This November, Oregonians will vote on a measure to legalize recreational marijuana. Supporters have touted the initiative as a way to bring some much-needed revenue to the state. How much? Hard to say, and two reports released this week didn’t make it any easier.

In other political developments, Clark County, Washington, took another stab at a new bridge across the Columbia River, but this one is much different than the ill-fated Columbia River Crossing.

And Sen. Ron Wyden has been busy, trying to unstick a couple of bills that are critical to parts of rural Oregon.

It’s the time when we look back at the week in regional politics with Jeff Mapes, the senior political reporter for The Oregonian and OPB’s Capitol reporter Chris Lehman.

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