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News Roundtable: August 8, 2014

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It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

This week our discussion topics include:

  • The U.S. return to military action in Iraq
  • Results of Washington’s top-two political primaries, including an all-Republican congressional race
  • The resignation of University of Oregon president Michael Gottfredson
  • Dwindling resources for fighting wildfires in the Pacific Northwest

What stories have you been following this week?


  • Eve Epstein: Director of News and Public Affairs for OPB News
  • Steve Griffith: Retired partner at Stoel Rives
  • David Sarasohn: Columnist for The Oregonian
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