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Liliana Luna (right) speaking at a press conference on DACA on Sept. 1, 2017. 

Liliana Luna (right) speaking at a press conference on DACA on Sept. 1, 2017. 

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  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions formally announced Tuesday the Trump administration will rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era policy granted legal protections to nearly 800,000 people who were brought to the United States illegally as children. We get reactions from Laura Ramirez, a local DACA recipient, and Stephen Manning, a founding partner of the Immigrant Law Group.
  • The Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge got worse overnight, jumping across the river to Washington. It has lead to evacuations and the closure of I-84 in both directions from Troutdale to Hood River. And sky above the Portland metro area is hazy, and the air is smokey and ash-filled. Meanwhile, dozens of other fires are blazing around the state. We check in with fire officials and others about air quality and fire conditions.
  • A recently launched American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon campaign about the role of district attorneys has stoked debate. “They Report to You” points out that many district attorney races go uncontested, which the ACLU of Oregon argues is stunting criminal justice reform. Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote responded by accusing the ACLU of Oregon of behaving like a “radical political action committee.” District Attorney Foote and ACLU of Oregon executive director David Rogers join us.

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