Cindy Baldwin's debut novel for young adults is called "Where the Watermelons Grow."

Cindy Baldwin’s debut novel for young adults is called “Where the Watermelons Grow.”

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  • Patriot Prayer held another rally in Portland this past weekend… and so did counter protesters. Police mostly succeeded in keeping the two groups separate. But some counter protesters say the police crowd control tactics were too aggressive. Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw tells us about the police tactics used this weekend.
  • Following a Supreme Court ruling that prohibited mandatory union dues, the Oregon chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SIEU) settled with a public employee, refunding nearly $3,000 in fees. Debora Nearman sued the SEIU Local 503 because she says she didn’t want her money to go towards an organization that opposes her pro-life views and campaigned against her husband when he ran for a seat in the Oregon Legislature. We hear from Nearman about her personal experience and from SEIU Local 503 executive director Melissa Unger about the broader implications of the settlement.
  • Oregonian Cindy Baldwin is the author of the young-adult novel “Where the Watermelons Grow.” The book tells the story of a 12-year-old girl coming to terms with her mother’s mental illness. We’ll hear from Baldwin about that story and about her own experience as a mom living with cystic fibrosis.

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