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OPB Politics Now: Cover Oregon On The National Stage, Portland's Embattled Police Chief And More


Former Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea

Former Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea

Courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau

Host Geoff Norcross talks with OPB Political Analyst Bill Lunch, and OPB reporters Amelia Templeton and Conrad Wilson.

We dig into dueling reports from a Congressional panel about who’s to blame for the notorious failure of the Cover Oregon health insurance enrollment website and get a preview of the brewing fight over a proposed state corporate tax increase, which could be the most contentious item on the November ballot.

We also take up Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea’s troubles, after he accidentally shot a friend during a hunting trip last month and Washington’s conflicting Democratic caucus and primary results.

We end with our “That’s So Oregon” segment, which this week includes a defense of Portland donuts and a ban on textbooks that appear to question climate change.

 

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