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News Roundtable: October 18, 2013

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

This week our discussion topics include:

  • The end of the government shutdown and how Oregon’s representatives voted on the deal
  • A new attempt to overturn Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage
  • ODOT’s assertion that the department doesn’t need legislative approval to keep spending money on the Columbia River Crossing (CRC)
  • Oregon State Senator Peter Courtney’s resistance to a special session on the CRC


  • Sarah Mirk: Online Editor at Bitch Media
  • Brendan Monaghan: Columnist for The Oregonian
  • Kimberly A.C. Wilson: Breaking news reporter for The Oregonian
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