An inmate sleeps in a cell at the Josephine County Jail.

An inmate sleeps in a cell at the Josephine County Jail.

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  • We discuss some of the biggest stories this week on our news roundtable with former director of the Labor Commission for the state of Oregon Jack Roberts, OPB News Director Anna Griffin and Senior fellow at the Center for Public Service at Portland State University Barbara Dudley.
  • Only one company put in a bid to purchase Elliott State Forest. We’ll talk to Lone Rock Resources and the Cow Creek Tribe about what they propose to do with the area. We’ll also hear from environmentalists who oppose the process the state has put in place to sell the forest.

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