Hundreds of people protest in favor of cap-and-trade legislation at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Oregon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. The bill aims to limit carbon emissions.

Hundreds of people protest in favor of cap-and-trade legislation at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Oregon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. The bill aims to limit carbon emissions.

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  • Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney says Democrats do not have the votes to pass the cap-and-trade bill, and says Republican senators should return to the Capitol to finish out the 2019 session. We talk with Republican Sen. Cliff Bentz and hear from Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland.

 

  

  • Teachers at Clark College provide GED training at Larch Corrections Center, with help from inmate peer tutors. Those tutors recently received international recognition for their work. Instructor Lauren Zavrel join us with two recently released inmates.

 

  

  • The Trump administration reversed a decision last week to close down nine Job Corps centers, including two in Oregon and Washington. The plan was met with backlash from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Politico reporter Ian Kullgren joins us to explain the controversy.

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