Dirk VanderHart
Dirk VanderHart

Dirk VanderHart

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Dirk VanderHart covers Oregon politics and government for OPB. Before barging onto the radio in 2018, he spent more than a decade as a newspaper reporter—much of that time reporting on city government for the Portland Mercury. He’s also had stints covering chicanery in Southwest Missouri, the wilds of Ohio in Ohio, and all things Texas on Capitol Hill.

Dirk’s byline has appeared in USA Today, The New York Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Columbus Dispatch, The Oregonian, and more. He’s got a journalism degree from Michigan State University.

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Oregon takes massive step toward recriminalizing drug possession

Oregon's House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would recriminalize drug possession in the state, with 51 members voting to approve the bill. The bill would make possession of small amounts of drugs a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.









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