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Tom Marino, Trump's Pick As Drug Czar, Withdraws After Damaging Opioid Report

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017

The Republican congressman from Pennsylvania is withdrawing days after reports that a bill he sponsored hindered the Drug Enforcement Administration in its fight against the U.S. opioid crisis.

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Oregon Voters Will Decide Fate Of Health Care Tax

OPB | Oct. 16, 2017 3:41 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregonians will be voting on a tax on hospital and health insurance companies next January.

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Pleading Guilty To Desertion, Misbehavior

AP | Oct. 16, 2017 8:04 a.m. | Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge on Monday that he's pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

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'Home Rule' Would Dramatically Reshape Douglas County Government

OPB | Oct. 16, 2017 6 a.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

Voters in one of Oregon’s most sprawling counties will have the chance to dramatically reshape their county government.

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Trump's Executive Actions May Mean More Headaches For Struggling Congress

NPR | Oct. 16, 2017 4:53 a.m.

President Trump keeps adding new and thorny issues to the congressional to-do list, as lawmakers already face a government-funding showdown in December.

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Kaepernick Files Grievance Saying NFL, Owners Conspired To Shut Him Out

NPR | Oct. 16, 2017 12:07 a.m.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback says the league and team owners colluded to shut him out of a contract over his pregame protests during the national anthem.

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Vancouver Port Race Turns Personal As Candidate Files Protection Order

OPB | Oct. 14, 2017 4:21 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Port of Vancouver candidate Kris Greene has filed a temporary protection order from harassment against his former campaign strategist and volunteer.

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DeFazio Calls Roseburg VA Management 'Totally Dysfunctional'

AP | Oct. 14, 2017 11:59 a.m.

The management at the Roseburg VA Medical Center is “totally dysfunctional,” and whistle-blowers continue to face retaliation there despite years of complaints, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio said Thursday.

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To Ease PERS Problem, Oregon May Use Mix Of Rewards And Punishments

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Portland

A task force on Oregon's massive public pension debt wants to prod the 900 government agencies in the state to more aggressively tackle the problem.

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'OPB Politics Now': Portland Girds For A Freeway Fight

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 9:44 a.m.

We talk about where the battle lines are being drawn and dig into the history of Portland's difficult relationship with freeway projects.

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Washington State Seeks To Challenge 3rd Travel Ban

AP | Oct. 12, 2017 7:54 a.m. | Seattle

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking a federal judge to lift his stay halting the state's case against President Donald Trump's travel ban.