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Study: Oregon 'Motor Voter' Program Boosted Turnout And Diversity Of Voters

OPB | June 7, 2017 11:55 a.m. | Portland

A new study finds that Oregon's "motor voter" program helped increase voter participation and drove turnout among younger, minority, rural and low-income voters.

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Elections To Replace Some Trump Cabinet Picks Looking Tighter Than Anticipated

NPR | April 10, 2017 6:12 a.m.

Races in Georgia and Kansas to replace GOP lawmakers who joined the Trump administration are surprising activists, pundits and both political parties in an unsettled political environment.

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Bend Voters Decide On New City Council

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 7 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Bend voters had to decide on a lot on their ballot this November, including four of the seven seats on the City Council.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Ballot Measure Roundup

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 noon

Unsure how to fill out your ballots? We'll break down the various ballot  measures for you today. Also, a one-on-one interview with gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce.

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$500M For UO | Wildfires And Climate Change | American Dream: Naturalized Citizen | Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 noon

Phil and Penny Knight donate $500 million to the University of Oregon. Climate change is directly tied to wildfires in the West. A naturalized citizen tells us about the American Dream. And we dive deep into Measure 97.

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Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland Elections

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016 noon

We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.

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Portland Commissioner Proposes Matching Small Donations

OPB | Sept. 5, 2016 noon | Portland

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants to revive publicly financed elections. She's proposing a matching fund  designed to make small donations count for more.  

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Help! Who Are All These Candidates On My Washington Primary Ballot?

Northwest News Network | July 19, 2016 6:15 p.m.

Voters in Washington state have a political homework assignment that has nothing to do with the conventions — and it’s due August 2.

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OPB's Election Night Special: Wins For Kate Brown, Bud Pierce, Ted Wheeler, Bernie Sanders

OPB | May 17, 2016 8 a.m.

We talk to reporters at rallies across the state, nominees—some with victory speeches and some with concession speeches—and outright winners in Oregon's 2016 primary.

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Trump Support In Southern Oregon | GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off

OPB | May 10, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk with LA Times reporter Nigel Duara who visited Donald Trump supporters in Cave Junction. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce join us to put their best argument forward as to why they should get the Republican nomination.

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

OPB | April 20, 2016 noon

We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."

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John Kasich Campaign Makes Its Move In Oregon

OPB | April 12, 2016 2:26 p.m. | Portland

John Kasich's presidential campaign announced a prominent list of Oregon supporters on Tuesday.  Many are former Jeb Bush donors.

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Oregon GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Allen Alley 'Does The Math'

OPB | April 12, 2016 12:15 p.m.

Allen Alley, an engineer and tech executive, ran for Oregon treasurer in 2008 and governor in 2010. He's running for the Republican nomination for governor in the May 17 primary.

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Portland City Council Race: Position 4 | Homeless Busing

OPB | April 4, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk with Portland city commissioner Steve Novick and three of the leading candidates vying to replace him: Fred Stewart, Stuart Emmons, and Chloe Eudaly.

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Live Updates: Bernie Sanders Rallies In Portland

OPB | March 25, 2016 9:29 a.m. | Portland

Follow OPB's coverage of the Bernie Sanders rally at the Moda Center in Portland.

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Bernie Sanders To Campaign In Washington State

OPB | March 18, 2016 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will campaign in Vancouver, Seattle and Spokane on Sunday, March 20. His visit comes ahead of the Democratic caucus on March 26.

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Record Number Of Oregon Voters Face Exclusion From Primaries

OPB | March 16, 2016 2:21 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's presidential primary may matter this year. But a record-high percentage of voters are registered as non-affiliated or with third parties that can't vote in primaries.

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Primary Election Results | Supreme Court Nominee | Sen. Jeff Merkley

OPB | March 16, 2016 noon

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we analyze primary election results, delve into the President's Supreme Court nominee, and talk to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.

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OPB Poll: Oregon Voters Think Corporations Pay Too Little

OPB | March 15, 2016 4:04 p.m.

Oregon voters are worried about their own finances and skeptical of new taxes, according to a new poll. But they believe corporations pay too little.

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Iannarone Wants Fewer Cars In Portland

OPB | March 10, 2016 midnight | Portland

Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone discusses her vision for a more accessible Portland and hopes for a lower carbon footprint.