Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Backs GOP Health Care Bill That Cuts Pre-Existing Conditions

OPB | April 27, 2017

The Republican congressman promised to protect people with pre-existing conditions from higher insurance rates, but critics say the new health care bill won't guarantee those protections.

Sen. Jeff Merkley Launches Bill To Completely Phase-Out Fossil Fuels In US

OPB | April 27, 2017

Called the "100 by 50 Act," it aims to run 100 percent of the country on clean and renewable energy by 2050.

Trump Order Could Affect Hanford, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monuments

OPB | April 26, 2017

A presidential executive order could mean that national monuments are rescinded, resized or modified.

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Hacking The Javelin At Design Week Portland

OPB | April 25, 2017 10:31 a.m.

The University of Oregon Department of Product Design takes on one of the oldest forms of sports equipment.

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Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly

OPB | April 24, 2017 4:04 p.m.

Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1.

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Thousands Flock To Southwest Washington Casino Opening, Clog I-5

OPB | April 24, 2017 2:26 p.m.

Monday's rain didn’t keep the crowds – or the traffic – from showing up at the opening day of the Ilani Casino. Just 25 miles north of Portland, it’s the closest major gambling venue to the city.

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ODFW Limits Deer Hunting In 3 Oregon Counties After Rough Winter

OPB | April 19, 2017 9:46 a.m.

The Oregon wildlife agency says it saw a big loss of does and  fawns in parts of eastern Oregon — as high as 32 percent in Baker County.

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Technical Error Nearly Takes Down Oregon Gun Bills

OPB | April 17, 2017 3:02 p.m. | Legislature Hears From Supporters, Opponents Of Gun Bills

Oregon lawmakers heard public testimony Monday on a set of bills to regulate guns.

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30 Years Later, Oregon's 'Sanctuary State' Law Serves As A Model For Others

OPB | April 17, 2017 8:40 a.m. | Portland

Oregon law prohibits local police from enforcing federal immigration law, and it’s got nothing to do with President Trump. It's been that way for 30 years.

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Head Of Oregon GOP Files Complaint Against Multnomah County Judge

OPB | April 13, 2017 2:50 p.m. | Portland

The chairman of the Oregon Republican Party filed a complaint this week against a Multnomah Couty judge, who attempted to help a person evade arrest by federal immigration officers.

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Immigration Authorities Grant Release To Injured Portland DACA Recipient

OPB | April 13, 2017 2 p.m. | Portland

Lawyers for a Portland man with two broken legs say a judge has granted him release on bail from an immigration detention center in Tacoma.

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'OPB Politics Now': Greg Walden Faces The Music

OPB | April 13, 2017 12:10 p.m. | Portland

OPB reporters Jeff Mapes and Amanda Peacher join host Geoff Norcross to talk about the raucous reception Rep. Greg Walden has received at town hall meetings this week. 

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Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Met By Anti-Trump Crowds At Town Halls In Columbia Gorge

OPB | April 12, 2017 7:30 p.m. | Hood River, Oregon

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon's sole Republican in Congress, takes plenty of heat at town halls Wednesday in The Dalles and Hood River.

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