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Ron Wyden Town Hall Fills David Douglas Gymnasium

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017

Town halls around the country have been scenes of raucous crowds in recent weeks — some furious with the start of the Trump administration, others more relaxed.

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Hundreds March In Northeast Portland Rally To Protest Rent Hikes

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 4:42 p.m. | Portland

Hundreds of tenants and renters' rights advocates gathered outside the Normandy Apartment building in Northeast Portland Saturday to protest a rent increase slated to go into effect on April 1.

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Oregon Secretary Of State Criticizes Governor For Reversal On Elliott State Forest Sale

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 3:49 p.m. | Portland

The newly elected Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson gave his first political speech to a Republican group since taking office — and he targeted Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

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Former Obama Labor Secretary Perez Wins DNC Chairmanship

AP | Feb. 25, 2017 8:53 a.m. | Atlanta

Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez won the DNC chairmanship on second round.

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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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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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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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Trump's Billionaire Pick For Commerce, Oceans Chief Is Keeping His Oil Tankers

KUOW | Feb. 24, 2017 1 p.m. | Seattle

Billionaire Wilbur Ross is President Trump's nominee for secretary of commerce, which oversees ocean policies. Ross also owns oil tankers, which has critics worried about a conflict of interest.

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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.