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News Roundtable: August 23, 2013

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It’s Friday, so it’s time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers.

This week, our discussion topics include:

  • The Bradley Manning sentence
  • The disclosure that the NSA collected data on communication between Americans
  • Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Senate President Peter Courtney’s reactions to an Oregon-only approach to the Columbia River Crossing
  • Curry County and Polk County again ask residents for property tax increases to help pay for law enforcement
  • The City of Portland floats the possibility of a carbon tax

What stories are you following this week?


  • Knute Buehler: Former candidate for Oregon Secretary of State
  • Paul Gronke: Political science professor at Reed College
  • Sarah Mirk: Online Editor at Bitch Media
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