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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Jay Inslee To Seek 3rd Term As Washington Governor

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced his bid for a third term as governor in an email to supporters, saying that while it was an honor to run for president, he wants to continue his work leading the state.

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'You Have To Remain An Optimist.' NW Farmers Wrap Wheat Harvest As Prices Depress

Across the country, farmers are losing money on every load of grain. The National Association of Wheat Growers estimates that since last year, U.S. wheat farmers have lost about $430 million in trade to China.

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Washington Gov. Inslee Drops Campaign For President, To Seek 3rd Term

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, announced Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor.

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White House Considers 4 Finalists For Oregon Seat On Appeals Court

The finalists are vying to fill the shoes of Diarmuid O’Scannlain, who assumed senior status in September 2016, a version of semi-retirement for federal judges.  

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Oregon Governor Reaps $120,000 Fundraising Haul From Business Donors

Despite her differences with many in the business community, Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown managed to raise $120,000 this month from business donors.

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Malheur County Sheriff's Investigation Of Reporter's Weekend Inquiries Stokes Ire

Staffers at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in the remote town of Vale said they were just doing their job when a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate them.

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New Trump Policy Would Permit Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Families, Children

The new policy would end the Flores Settlement and allow the government to hold families with children without a deadline, in a change from the way cases are handled today.

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March For Our Lives, No Longer Protesting In Streets, Unveils Gun Control Plan

The group says its plan could prevent 200,000 gun deaths over 10 years. It calls for creating a national registry and starting a buyback program and creating a national gun czar.