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Oregon (And The EPA) Failed To Ban This Toxic Pesticide

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Last week, the EPA chose not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in children. Oregon tried, too — but fell short.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Signs Major Juvenile Sentencing Reform Bill

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Monday's bill signing served as an opportunity for legislators and advocates to honor the work of veteran lawmaker Jackie Winters, who, colleagues say, was instrumental in getting youth sentencing reform passed 

US Appeals Court Rules Trump Violated 1st Amendment By Blocking Twitter Followers

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The judges upheld a lower court decision that found Trump used the platform for official purposes, which precludes him from banning users because they disagree with his views.

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Migrant Flow Across US-Mexico Border Falls For 1st Time This Year

About 104,000 migrants were taken into custody after crossing the Southwest border — a 28% drop from May. The hot-weather drop "outpaces last year's decline by 11 percent," DHS said.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Receives Resounding Welcome Home Amid Trump Attacks

"We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president," she said into a megaphone, "because his policies are a nightmare to us. We are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready."

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Trump To Nominate Eugene Scalia, Late Supreme Court Justice's Son, As Labor Secretary

The president offered the Washington attorney the job, and he accepted. He's 55 and a partner at a firm where he handles labor and employment cases.

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2nd Democratic Primary Debate Matchups Set: Sanders Vs. Warren And Biden Vs. Harris

The debates will be held on July 30 and 31 in Detroit, Michigan, from 5 to 7 p.m. PT each night. Moderators will be CNN's Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper.

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Senator's Comments Prompt Calls For More Inclusivity In Washington Capitol

A month ago, Washington state Sen. Mona Das, a first-term Democrat from Kent, made headlines for comments about racism and sexism in the Senate Democratic Caucus.

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Driving While Undocumented In Oregon: A Family's Hopes For HB 2015

A bill to grant undocumented immigrants the right to an Oregon driver’s license is awaiting the Governor’s signature. For Juan Navarro's family, it represents a bit of freedom from a constant fear.

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Oregon's Business Tax Is Not Going To Voters — Here's What You Should Know

The main opponents of Oregon's recently created commercial activities tax decided not to put the bill on the January ballot, meaning it's going into effect. What is it?

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Trump Spoke With Cohen As They, Aides, Sealed Hush Money Deals In 2016

New court documents describe Trump's direct involvement with negotiations that led to a $130,000 payment to an adult film star to buy her silence about her alleged extramarital affair with Trump.

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Safe Firearms Storage Measure Planned For Oregon 2020 Ballot

Gun safety advocates have announced plans to put a safe storage law to the voters. But the group hopes it won’t come to that.

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Trump Attacks Congresswomen At NC Rally, As Crowd Breaks Into Racist Chant

President Trump continued his attacks against four freshman Democratic congresswomen at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, with the crowd breaking into a chant of "send her back" against one, echoing the president's racist message from the weekend.