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Oregon Justice Department Warns Supreme Court About Scrapping Unanimous Juries

Oregon Department of Justice officials said Friday that “convictions in hundreds if not thousands of cases” would be invalidated if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the state’s unique non-unanimous jury law.

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'OPB Politics Now': Kate Brown Keeps Raising Cash, But Why?

On this week's show, we look at Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's continuing fundraising and explain why she's still collecting donations. 

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Oregon Democrats: Republican State Senators Will Not Be Fined For Walkout

In a statement, Oregon Senate Democrats said the specter of a lengthy legal battle led them to back down on proposed $3,500 fines. 

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Portland's Unique 'Cat Partnership' Has Started A Movement Nationwide

Cat and bird advocates have found enough common ground to co-host an annual ‘Catio Tour’ of outdoor enclosures for house cats, which happens each September in the Portland area.

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More Rate Cuts? Powell Says Fed Is Ready To Help Economy Grow Amid Trade Tensions

The central bank will "act as appropriate" to sustain the economic expansion as the trade war with China takes a toll on global growth and parts of the U.S. economy, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says.

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Trade War Heats Up As China Sets Tariffs On $75 Billion In US Goods

China says it will slap tariffs on autos and thousands of other U.S. goods. It's an escalation of a trade war that has rippled through the world economy and raised U.S. recession fears.

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David Koch, Billionaire Donor To Conservative Causes, Dies At 79

Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother, Charles, transformed American politics by pouring their riches into conservative causes, has died at age 79.

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6 Men Indicted For Cider Riot! Brawl In Portland

According to a $1 million lawsuit filed after the brawl, at least five of the men now indicted were connected with Patriot Prayer, a far right group that attracts white supremacists and has engaged in violence.

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Walden Says Little About Gun Legislation After El Paso, Dayton Shootings

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden will make his first public appearances since the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton when he holds five town halls in his district next week.

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Environmental Scrutiny Could Be Reduced For Projects On Public Forests

The new rules would streamline the approval process for forest projects that are "essentially similar" to others that have already been analyzed under federal environmental law.