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Security For Sanders' Springfield Visit Cost $12,000

Register-Guard | June 24, 2016

Police departments in Eugene and Springfield this week said they spent about $12,000 to provide security during Bernie Sanders’ April rally.

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Wyden Discusses Brexit, Gun Control And Oil Trains

OPB | June 24, 2016 4:07 p.m.

OPB’s Kate Davidson talked with Oregon's senior Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden on Friday about national issues affecting the state.

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Oregon Zika Researchers Tell Senators They Need More Money

OPB | June 24, 2016 2:22 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s senators learned Friday how important Zika virus research is being conducted locally and that more funding is needed. 

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What Does Brexit Mean For Oregon?

OPB | June 24, 2016 9:31 a.m. | Portland

As the United Kingdom decides to leave the European Union, the question in Oregon is: What does it mean for the state?

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Sanders Says He'll Vote For Clinton, But No Endorsement Yet

AP | June 24, 2016 7:06 a.m.

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests.

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U.K. Votes To Leave EU; Prime Minister Cameron To Step Down

NPR | June 23, 2016 11:38 p.m.

The vote was 52 percent to 48 percent in favor of leaving the EU. Global markets are down in the wake of the news. Prime Minister David Cameron, who advocated remaining in the EU, says he will resign.

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OPB Politics Now: Oregon Gubernatorial Debates, Oil Trains, And More

OPB | June 23, 2016 3:25 p.m.

We explore the politics of oil trains in the Columbia River Gorge and discuss what to expect from the fall debates between the major candidates for Oregon governor.

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GOP Presidential Primary Cost Idaho $1.9 Million

AP | June 23, 2016 9:13 a.m. | Boise

Idaho lawmakers agreed to move the GOP presidential primary from May to March in 2015. The conservative-dominated Statehouse argued that doing so would allow the Gem State to play a bigger role in deciding the presidential nominee.

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Almost 26 Hours Later, House Democrats End Gun Control Sit-In

NPR | June 23, 2016 6:53 a.m.

Representatives stayed on the floor overnight, chanting and singing as they called for votes on gun control. They remained even after Republicans held an unrelated vote and adjourned the House.

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Portland Marijuana Tax Could Mean Collecting $3 Million In Cash

OPB | June 22, 2016 5:10 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council referred a 3 percent tax to the November ballot on Wednesday. One wrinkle? Payments would likely be in cash. 

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Oregon Governor Won't Debate Until September

Northwest News Network | June 22, 2016 3:09 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she won't debate her Republican challenger until September at the earliest. Brown declined an appearance at the traditional opening debate.