A ballot is dropped off at the Washington County Elections Office in Beaverton, Ore., on Nov. 5, 2018.

A ballot is dropped off at the Washington County Elections Office in Beaverton, Ore., on Nov. 5, 2018.

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  • OPB News Director Anna Griffin tells us about the levies, bonds, and measures we’re paying attention to on the ballot this year.

 

  

  • Oregon’s lone Republican representative in Congress, Greg Walden, announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2020. OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart joins us to talk about what this announcement means for the second congressional district and the Oregon Republican Party.

 

  

  • We talk with the manager of the new statewide child abuse hotline in Oregon, Kristen Khamnohack. The hotline replaced 15 previous hotlines all over the state, and was one of the reforms recommended in the 2018 Child Welfare audit. Khamnohack joins us to discuss why the new system got off to a rocky start, how the state is addressing the challenges and how the hotline fits into the overall system for protecting Oregon’s children and youth.

 

  

  • Diversity consultant Alexis Braly James is leading a monthly conversation series about race for Oregon City residents. The conversations, which take place inside the Oregon City Public Library, span topics from cultural appropriation vs. exchange to microaggressions and identity development. We hear from James about the series.

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