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Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill requiring children to stay in rear-facing car seats until they turn 2. Right now, they can switch directions when they turn 1.

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill requiring children to stay in rear-facing car seats until they turn 2. Right now, they can switch directions when they turn 1.

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  • Governor Kate Brown is inaugurated and delivers an inaugural speech, which doubles as a State of the State address. We talk to OPB reporter Jeff Mapes.
  • For the next installment in our series on capital punishment in Oregon, Mary Elledge joins us to share her perspective on the death penalty. Elledge’s son Rob was murdered 30 years ago, and she has served as the chapter leader for the Portland-area chapter of Parents of Murdered Children.
  • We sit down with local comedian Adam Pasi, who Willamette Week recently crowned ‘Portland’s funniest person.’

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