Protesters march around the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix after the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. A new Arizona law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy takes effect Saturday, Sept. 24.

Arizona judge rules state can enforce a near-total abortion ban

The judge lifted a decades-old injunction that has long blocked enforcement of the law on the books since before Arizona became a state that bans nearly all abortions.

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Oregon governor candidates weigh in on death penalty

In the race to be Oregon's next governor, the Democratic candidate says she’ll continue Oregon’s moratorium on capital punishment, while the Republican and unaffiliated candidates indicate they will revoke it, which could allow the state to resume executions.

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‘OPB Politics Now’: Oregon’s next governor and climate change

On this week's episode, we look at the impact the next Oregon governor will have on the state's approach to climate change. For years, the state has used to government policies to actively fight the climate crisis. But the three candidates for governor this year could change that.