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‘OPB Politics Now’: Portland’s Texas boycott fumble and what lies ahead for redistricting

The city of Portland made a national splash a few weeks ago when the city council announced it would be boycotting the entire state of Texas. But after the city made the headlines, the plan changed. This week, we run down the details of how the city’s confused response to Texas’s near-total ban on abortions. We also discuss the redistricting fight state lawmakers are gearing up for.


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Push to recall an Oregon Republican lawmaker fails

State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, was the second Senate Republican targeted for recall because he showed up to oppose a gun control bill. Detractors wanted Findley to walk away from the Capitol.



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‘OPB Politics Now’: Oregon’s dueling redistricting plans

Oregon’s battle over how to draw new political maps got real late last week when Democrats and Republicans in Salem unveiled dueling redistricting plans. Now, it’s unclear whether they can find an agreement before time runs out.


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