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Washington Police Deadly Force Bill Falters, Sponsor Not Giving Up

Northwest News Network | Feb. 24, 2017 5:39 p.m.

Currently, Washington state law protects police officers who use deadly force in good faith and without malice, making it virtually impossible to charge an officer with improper use of deadly force.

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Defense To Call Occupation Leader Ammon Bundy As 1st Witness

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 4:05 p.m. | Portland

While the judge has barred the defense from talking about the acquittals in the first trial while in the jury's presence, it’s possible Bundy could bring it up during his testimony.

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Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome'

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 3:27 p.m.

He landed in Chicago for a graduation celebration trip after President Trump's travel ban took effect on citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. He was held overnight in a cell and then sent back.

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PPS Taps Brakes On Superintendent Hiring Timeline

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 3:21 p.m. | Portland

Portland school board members couldn't choose a superintendent finalist Friday as they had hoped. But they expect to announce one next week.

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Portland Religious Organizations Join New Sanctuary Movement

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 2:03 p.m. | Portland

Faith leaders and immigration groups came together in Portland Friday to oppose expanded deportations by the Trump administration. A growing number are offering sanctuary.

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Subpoena For Former OPB Reporter Quashed In Malheur Occupation Case

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 1:42 p.m. | Portland

OPB's interview with Ryan Bundy may still be introduced as evidence, but the judge suggests attorneys on both sides to devise alternate routes.

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Oregon Will Not Review Kitzhaber Case After Federal Investigation

Portland Tribune | Feb. 24, 2017 1:38 p.m.

Oregon's ability to pursue a case will soon be restricted by statutory time limits on charging a case, according to a Feb. 17 letter sent to the state's top federal prosecutor.

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Once-Secret Grove Of Gigantic Redwoods ‘Starting To Look Like Freeway System’

Statesman Journal | Feb. 24, 2017 12:30 p.m.

A once-hidden hidden grove of redwood trees at a state park just south of the California-Oregon border has become the park's worst-kept secret.

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Trump Orders Agencies To Reduce Regulations

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 11:18 a.m.

Surrounded by corporate leaders, President Trump signed an executive action telling government agencies to slash "job killing" rules. Environmentalists argue the move could undo important protections.

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'OPB Politics Now': Money, Money, Money

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Host Julie Sabatier talks with OPB political reporters Chris Lehman and Jeff Mapes about Oregon’s budget picture, and how it could be affected by federal action on health care and international trade.