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News Roundtable: June 6, 2014

OPB | June 6, 2014 12:15 p.m. | Updated: June 6, 2014 2:03 p.m.

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

This week our discussion topics include:

  • The controversy surrounding American POW Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner exchange May 31
  • The decision to withdraw a petition for an Oregon ballot measure proposing privatized liquor sales
  • The ongoing debate over Portland’s proposed street fee

What stories have you been following this week?


  • Anna Staver: State politics reporter for the Statesman Journal
  • Denis Theriault: News Editor at the Portland Mercury
  • Stephen Griffith: Retired partner at Stoel Rives


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