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Rancher Bob Skinner says the Owyhee is already protected, by its isolation and remoteness. "If we get a big influx of people coming in here because they shine a spotlight on it with a monument, that is what’s going to be the problem," Skinner said.

Rancher Bob Skinner says the Owyhee is already protected, by its isolation and remoteness. “If we get a big influx of people coming in here because they shine a spotlight on it with a monument, that is what’s going to be the problem,” Skinner said.

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Host Geoff Norcross is joined by OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, state political reporter Chris Lehman, and news director Anna Griffin. This week, we discuss some new information about which Oregon Republicans are – and aren’t – supporting Donald Trump.

We’ll explore the cross-state tension inspired by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s support for designating the Owyhee National Monument. And our “That’s So Oregon” segment includes a rooster, rap music on school buses, and how Oregonians are like Usain Bolt when it comes to voter registration.

This week, you can go behind the scenes and see a video of our podcast taping, which was also broadcast on Facebook Live.

 

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