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A group of activists demanding the resignation of Mayor Ted Wheeler and changes to the city's response to homelessness and protests shut down a Portland City Council meeting at City Hall Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

A group of activists demanding the resignation of Mayor Ted Wheeler and changes to the city's response to homelessness and protests shut down a Portland City Council meeting at City Hall Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

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  • A bill supported by both Republicans and Democrats in the Oregon Legislature would extend the Oregon Health Plan to cover children who are undocumented immigrants. Republican Sen. Jeff Kruse explains the bill.
  • Ramin Tokhi came to the U.S. from Russia four years ago, at the age of 21, and began taking English classes at the library. Now, he teaches English and cultural skills to other immigrants and refugees and helps native English speakers become better teachers. We’ll talk to him about learning English as an adult and how that set him on his path to study linguistics.  
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler is trying to make it easier to eject and bar people who disrupt Portland City Council meetings. Kelly Smith, staff attorney for the ACLU of Oregon and Wheeler join us to talk about the proposal.

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