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Rep. Greg Walden at the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

Rep. Greg Walden at the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

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  • The CEO of Facebook will testify in front of Congress this week. On Wednesday he’ll be grilled by the committee chaired by Oregon Republican Congressman Greg Walden.
  • In efforts to improve wheelchair users’ wait times for rides, the city of Portland plans to open a central dispatch center and provide subsidies for wheelchair-accessible vehicles. We’ll hear more about the city plans from Leah Treat, director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Nickole Cheron, the city’s Disability Equity Policy Coordinator.
  • We talk with OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart about the national attention that the Washington County district attorney race is attracting. The incumbent is not running for reelection and the seat is open for the first time in decades.

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