Republican Oregon state Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, speaks in support of a resolution honoring those who fought and died in the Modoc War in the Oregon Senate chambers at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Ore., Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Republican Oregon state Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, speaks in support of a resolution honoring those who fought and died in the Modoc War in the Oregon Senate chambers at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Ore., Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

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  • Oregon party politics are in full-color today at the state capitol, where Republicans walked out, denying Democrats the quorum they need to pass climate change legislation. OPB reporter Dirk VanderHart is there and fills us in on the drama.

 

  

  • Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly wants to create more dedicated bus lanes in the city. That means using red paint to turn miles of lanes that are currently used for car traffic and parking into bus-only lanes. We’ll hear from Eudaly and Kelly Betteridge, manager of capital planning for TriMet.
  • Kim Bernard has been at Palmer Station in Antarctica for three months now. She’s the leader of a three-person team of researchers from Oregon State University studying the diet of a key food species in the region: krill. Bernard and her team are planning a winter solstice celebration this Friday and will tell us what life is like on the south pole.

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