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Eagle Creek Fire Brings Together Local, State, Federal Leaders

OPB | Sept. 9, 2017 4:53 p.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

The fire brought together a run of show that included local, state and federal leaders talking about the lessons that can be learned from the fire burning in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Western Wildfire Funding Attached To Hurricane Harvey Relief Bill

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 4:01 p.m. | Portland

As big fires batter Oregon, the state's U.S. senators make the case for more federal help.

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Northwest Democrats Blast Senate GOP's 'Meaner' Health Care Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017 4:03 p.m. | Portland

The four U.S. senators from Oregon and Washington, all Democrats, united against the Republican health care bill.

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Oregon's Congressional Democrats Push For National Vote-By-Mail

OPB | May 25, 2017 11:58 a.m. | Portland

Both of Oregon’s senators and four U.S. representatives announced the introduction of a bill Thursday that would require “every state to provide registered voters the opportunity to vote by mail."

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Wyden Renews Call For Special Prosecutor After Comey Firing

OPB | May 9, 2017 3:32 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, a senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, blasted President Donald Trump's dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

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Oregon's Top Democrat Lambasts Revived Health Care Bill

OPB | April 27, 2017 1:42 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden says new Republican health care bill is “sabotage.”

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Oregon Congressional Delegation Urges ICE To Release Injured Man

OPB | April 8, 2017 1:04 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s representatives on Capitol Hill are putting pressure on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release a 21-year-old Portland man recovering from a car crash.

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Marijuana Advocates: Oregon Senator's Support Hopeful Sign For Federal Legalization

OPB | March 30, 2017 2:07 p.m.

Sen. Ron Wyden wants to sweep away federal barriers to legalizing marijuana, joining fellow Oregon Democrat Rep. Earl Blumenauer.

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Ron Wyden Town Hall Fills David Douglas Gymnasium

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 5:35 p.m. | Portland

Town halls around the country have been scenes of raucous crowds in recent weeks — some furious with the start of the Trump administration, others more relaxed.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Senators On Trump Nominees, Walden On Health Care

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 2:37 p.m.

Both of Oregon's U.S. senators are working to block President Trump's nominees, including his pick for the Supreme Court.

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Political Chat: Dangling Protesters, Election Money, Government Surveillance And More

OPB | July 31, 2015 11:55 a.m.

Lots of political bean-bags are in the air, and our political experts are ready to juggle. OPB political analyst Bill Lunch and Oregonian senior political reporter Jeff Mapes joined Morning Edition producer Casey Negreiff to discuss the week's events.

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Sen. Wyden Pushes Two Key Bills Through Committee

OPB | Nov. 14, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is hoping to pass legislation to increase logging in public forests and manage water in the Klamath Basin before the end of the year.

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Environmental Update On Bees And Trees

OPB | July 30, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with EarthFix reporters about banning bee-harming pesticides, a new controversial logging method, and more.

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Sen. Ron Wyden Takes Your Questions

OPB | April 14, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: This February, Sen. Ron Wyden took over as chair of the Senate Finance Committee. We'll hear about the new role, and take your questions.

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News Roundtable: February 14, 2014

OPB | Feb. 14, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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Sen. Wyden Wants Transparency On Drone Program

OPB | Feb. 11, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Ron Wyden questions the Obama administration's use of drones and targeted killings.

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Protecting And Punishing Federal Whistleblowers

OPB | Nov. 20, 2012 12:06 p.m.

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden blocked the Intelligence Authorization Bill from passing the Senate last week, saying it could be used to punish federal whistleblowers.

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News Roundtable

OPB | Aug. 17, 2012 12:06 p.m.

We'll review the top local and national news of the week.

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Ron Wyden's Medicare Overhaul

OPB | Dec. 16, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Oregon senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat, and Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, a Republican, have a plan to overhaul Medicare.

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Summer Recess: Ron Wyden

OPB | Aug. 11, 2011 9:30 a.m.

Senator Ron Wyden visits Think Out Loud to share his experiences from the year so far and to answer your questions. What would you like to ask him?