An Oregon Lottery sign hangs outside the Cheerful Tortoise bar in Portland, Ore., Nov. 24, 2018. The lottery has released a new sports betting smartphone app called Scoreboard.

An Oregon Lottery sign hangs outside the Cheerful Tortoise bar in Portland, Ore., Nov. 24, 2018. The lottery has released a new sports betting smartphone app called Scoreboard.

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  • The Oregon Lottery’s Scoreboard program for sports betting has not been profitable. But the Lottery says it’s in it for the long game and expects that revenues will exceed expenses in the next couple of years. Matt Shelby with the Oregon Lottery joins us to explain.
  • Washington state denied a key project permit for a coal terminal along the Columbia River. It would have enabled other states to export their coal through Washington. Wyoming and Montana are seeking to challenge Washington’s decision in the U.S. Supreme Court. We talk with Sam Kalen, an environmental law professor at the University of Wyoming, about the implications of the case for other states that want to keep coal out.

 

  

  • Oregon state Sen. Lew Frederick, D-Portland, says that police officers who are accused of serious misconduct often end up staying on the job because their discipline is overturned in arbitration. He wants to change that. Portland’s police union is pushing back. We hear from Frederick and Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner.

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