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New Distracted Driving Law In Oregon Takes Effect Oct. 1

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 4:50 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The new law clarifies it is illegal to drive while holding any electronic device.

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Oregon Lawmakers Wrap Session, Describe Mix Of Success And Failure

OPB | July 7, 2017 2:56 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Legislature went home Friday after finishing its 2017 session three days short of the constitutional deadline.

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'Salem, Doggone, We Did It.' Peter Courtney Visits New Bridge That Shares His Name

Statesman Journal | April 28, 2017 1:24 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Longtime Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney paid a visit to the new Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge this week.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Resists Trump

OPB | March 30, 2017 1:54 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s leaders are picking fights with the Trump administration on a number of issues. The administration is pushing back, threatening to withhold grants from states that don’t get in line.

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Coast Trail | Senate President Peter Courtney

OPB | March 29, 2017 noon

Oregon's longest serving lawmaker, Peter Courtney joins us for an extended interview. And we discuss an effort to complete the Oregon Coast Trail.

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Well, Wasn't That Special?

OPB | Feb. 26, 2008 midnight

Did the special session convince you that Oregon's legislators should be meeting more regularly -- or is once every two years enough for you?