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News Roundtable: June 7, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include:

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News Roundtable: August 16, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include:

  • The police killings in Egypt, and the U.S. response.
  • The Rose Garden getting a corporate rebranding.
  • The election of Art Robinson as the new chair of the Oregon Republican Party.

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News Roundtable: May 24, 2013

Editor's Note: This show will be broadcast live on OPB Plus as well as OPB Radio.
It's Friday, and so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week we are discussing:

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Special Election Results

The most high-profile ballot item in this week's special election is no doubt Portland's vote on fluoride, which has been garnering national attention. But there are other important issues on ballots across the state. Lane, Josephine, and Curry counties are all considering tax hikes to increase funding for law enforcement. Residents of Clackamas County are voting on a measure that could complicate TriMet's Portland-Milwaukie light-rail line. And ten districts across the state are asking voters to increase school funding.

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News Roundtable: May 31, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week we are discussing:

  • The discovery of GMO wheat in Oregon
  • The arrest of an Albany high school student accused of planning to attack his school
  • Speculation about bureau assignments in Portland city government
  • Michele Bachmann's announcement that she will not seek re-election
  • President Obama's decision to nominate Republican James Comey to be the next FBI director

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Regional Election Results

We check in with reporters from around the Northwest to discuss results from the November 5th elections.

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Clackamas County Check-In

Clackamas County bucked national trends last November with strong conservative support at the ballot box. We'll check in on some of the major changes in Clackamas County since last year's election including:

  • What Measure 3-401 means for current and future rail projects in the county. The measure requires the county to get voter approval for funding rail lines.
  • The ouster of the county's head administrator by newly elected commissioners John Ludlow and Tootie Smith
  • Corruption and in-fighting on the Clackamas River Water board

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Suzanne Gallagher Is The New Oregon GOP Chair

Update Feb. 2: The central committee's votes have been tallied and Suzanne Gallagher will become the new Oregon Republican Party chair. The Oregon Republican Party will elect new officers, including a new party chair, at its biennial organizational meeting in Salem on Feb. 2. The new chair is expected to change the direction of the party in hopes of breaking a decade-long losing streak in statewide elections. We parsed the candidate pool with political analyst Jim Moore on Think Out Loud Jan. 29.

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News Roundtable: November 8, 2013

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

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News Roundtable: November 1, 2013

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

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World

Kenyan Opposition Leader Vows To Take Election Challenge To Supreme Court

Raila Odinga said he's mounting a legal challenge to what he calls President Uhuru Kenyatta's "computer-generated fraud." But he's not the only one to raise questions about the election recently.

Communities | Environment

Most Northwest Residents Say They Want Labeling For Genetically Modified Food

Oregon voters will likely decide in November whether the state should require the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Election | Nation | Technology

Obama Orders Sweeping Review Of International Hacking Tied To U.S. Elections

Lisa Monaco, a White House homeland security adviser, says the president has directed the intelligence community to look into malicious cyber activity during the 2016 election.

Election | World

Scotland's One-Woman Rubbish Party Wins Seat In Local Elections

British publications were keen to point out that the "bin-focused party" won as many seats — one — in Thursday's local elections as the right-wing UK Independence Party.

Politics | News | local

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Drops Re-Election Bid Amid Sex Abuse Claims

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday dropped his re-election bid for a second term after four men claimed he sexually abused them when they were teenagers, claims vehemently denied by Murray as an anti-gay political conspiracy aimed at derailing his campaign.

Politics | Election | News | local | Elections 2016

Will Oregon Join States Trying To Change Presidential Election System?

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney has played the key role in blocking legislation that would revamp the U.S. system of choosing the U.S. president. 

World

Far-Right German Party Could Lead Opposition After Sunday's Election

Polls show the Alternative fuer Deutschland (Alternative for Germany) party is in third place and poised to lead the opposition in Parliament. Here's what to know about its agenda and prospects.

World

Here's What You Need To Know About Germany's Election

Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set to return for a fourth term as Germans head to the polls Sunday. But who her coalition partners will be, and how influential a far-right party will be, are unclear.

World

Opposition Parties In Venezuela Prepare For Elections, Hoping They Will Come

Venezuela's ruling party is threatened by an opposition fueled by an economic crisis and related public anger over fuel and food shortages. It's kept power in part by stalling all manner of elections.

Politics | Election | local | News | Environment

When Big Money Lands In A Small Vancouver Election

Voting is underway for residents in Vancouver. And one local race has caught people’s attention — a nearly $1 million contest for a seat on the Port of Vancouver board.

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