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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 latest news from Ferguson
  • Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick announce reelection bids
  • Portland’s debate over whether questions about criminal history should be banned on job applications
  • Governor Kate Brown’s early weeks in office


  • Doug Badger: Managing Partner at Quinn Thomas Public Affairs
  • Denis Theriault: Salem correspondent for “The Oregonian/OregonLive”
  • Olivia Olivia: Reporter for “The Portland Observer”