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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Gov Race Brings In The Money

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 8:54 a.m.

It's early, but big money is already flowing into the 2018 Oregon gubernatorial race.

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'OPB Politics Now': Lurching Towards Sine Die

OPB | June 29, 2017 3:10 p.m.

Oregon’s legislative session is almost over and billions of dollars in transportation funding hangs in the balance. Why is it so hard for lawmakers to agree on something they all say they support?

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Works On Health Care

OPB | March 17, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is at the center of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act — but the bill his committee came up with is not universally loved by Republicans.

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'OPB Politics Now': Money, Money, Money

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Host Julie Sabatier talks with OPB political reporters Chris Lehman and Jeff Mapes about Oregon’s budget picture, and how it could be affected by federal action on health care and international trade. 

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'OPB Politics Now': Washington State's Resistance To Trump

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 10:45 a.m.

How did Washington state emerge as the center for the resistance to Donald Trump's agenda?

'OPB Politics Now': Power Shifts In The Oregon Delegation

OPB | Dec. 9, 2016 11 a.m.

How will Oregon's Congressional delegation deal with the new political realities in Washington, D.C.?

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'OPB Politics Now': What Trump Means For The Northwest

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 3:14 p.m.

What will a Donald Trump presidency mean for the Northwest?

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'OPB Politics Now': Election Results And The Urban/Rural Divide

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 10:08 a.m.

In this episode, host Geoff Norcross, OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins wrap up the 2016 election and discuss the role of the urban/rural divide in the Pacific Northwest.

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'OPB Politics Now': Gubernatorial Debate In Eugene

OPB | Oct. 7, 2016 1:45 p.m.

OPB's Dave Miller and Jeff Mapes discuss Thursday night's debate in Eugene between three candidates for Oregon governor.

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OPB Politics Now: M97 Ads And Why Trump's Only Oregon Staffer Left The State

OPB | Sept. 29, 2016 3 p.m.

The podcast will discuss why Donald Trump's lone paid staffer in Oregon is leaving for Michigan and what that says about where the presidential race stands here.

OPB Politics Now: School Funding, Goat Yoga, New Oregon Voters Poll And More

OPB | Sept. 8, 2016 3:48 p.m.

This week we look at new polling on the races for president and governor in Oregon, hear why Portland voters won't decide on a school funding bond this year and learn all about goat yoga.

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OPB Politics Now: Homelessness Policy, Campaign Finance And More

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 12:15 p.m.

This week we discuss Donald Trump's recent visit to Washington state and dig into the policies designed to address the increasingly difficult homelessness problem in Portland. Plus, just who is donating to presidential and gubernatorial campaigns in Oregon?

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OPB Politics Now: Trump Skips Oregon, Citizen Panel Endorses M97, And More

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 12:16 p.m.

Host Geoff Norcross is joined by OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, state political reporter Chris Lehman, and news director Anna Griffin.

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OPB Politics Now: Presidential Race In Oregon, Rural Recalls And Alleged Election Violations

OPB | Aug. 18, 2016 2:10 p.m.

It's no secret many Oregon Republicans are uneasy about Donald Trump. Multiple rural Oregon communities held recall votes this week. Some allege violations in ballot measure campaigns.

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OPB Politics Now: Marijuana, School Boards And Anti-Trump Republicans In Oregon

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 3:38 p.m.

Why are some Oregon Republicans distancing themselves from Donald Trump? When will Portland Public Schools find a new superintendent? And Oregon lawmakers are pushing to change marijuana policy.

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OPB Politics Now: Portland's Political Fallout Over Homelessness

OPB | Aug. 5, 2016 midnight

This week, we consider the political fallout from the homelessness problem in Portland. We look at Gov. Kate Brown’s endorsement of Measure 97. And we poke fun at our state with “That’s So Oregon!”

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OPB Politics Now: DNC Wrapup, Politics Of Homelessness And More

OPB | July 29, 2016 1 p.m.

OPB Politics Now talks boos at the Democratic National Convention, then swings the focus to regional issues such as homelessness in Portland and Measure 97 (formerly IP28).

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OPB Politics Now: Hillary Clinton Accepts Nomination

OPB | July 28, 2016 10:40 p.m. | Philadelphia

Hillary Clinton took the stage for one of the most important speeches of her career on Thursday, accepting the Democratic nomination for president.

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OPB Politics Now: President Obama Passes The Torch

OPB | July 27, 2016 10:47 p.m. | Philadelphia

President Obama was the story of the night on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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OPB Politics Now: Bill Clinton, Kate Brown And TPP

OPB | July 26, 2016 9:29 p.m. | Philadelphia

Bill Clinton made his pitch for his wife, Hillary Clinton, to the Democratic National Convention Tuesday after the party officially nominated her Tuesday.