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Oregon Democratic US Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley were in Eugene Saturday voicing their concerns over what they say is an "unfair rush" to seat a new Supreme Court Justice.

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President Trump has disrupted the U.S. Postal Service to boost his re-election chances, argued Oregon Democrats at a news conference today.

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As promised, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden introduced the CAHOOTS Act today.  The bill encourages a health care response over law enforcement action in cases where a person is having a mental health crisis, or disorder tied to substance abuse.

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One of Oregon’s U.S. Senators says he’s not speculating now on whether the Democrats will take the Senate in November.

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Eugene's mobile crisis intervention service known as CAHOOTS will be highlighted as a model alternative to traditional policing this week.

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Congress has adjourned for the weekend, without resolving the issue of “supercharged” unemployment benefits.  The weekly $600 in federal aid for jobless Americans expired Friday (7/31), after the U.S. Senate failed to reach a deal. 

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Recurring shortages of clean, safe drinking water in Native American communities – including Warm Springs - have fired up advocates who say more needs to be done to protect tribes.  A bill intended to improve water infrastructure across “Indian Country” may see some progress by the end of  the month.

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The CAHOOTS program is gaining further recognition as more and more cities review its potential as an alternative to traditional policing.

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With so-called “supercharged” unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month, the U.S. Senate is divided largely along party lines on whether or not to extend them.

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President Trump’s furor over Twitter linking fact-checking articles to his tweets over mail-in voter fraud has reached a new phase.

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New legislation aims to clarify the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, so small businesses can deduct expenses paid with a forgiven PPP loan from their taxes.

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The U.S. Postal Service says it’s being ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, and stands to run out of money in September. But President Trump seems indifferent to its plight. 

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The age of COVID-19 has greatly altered how politicians interact with their constituents.  Hand shaking, baby kissing, and face-to-face chats aren’t within pandemic protocols.

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Stimulus checks intended for millions of Americans hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic will reportedly be delayed, so that President Trump’s signature can be added to each one by the Treasury Department.

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Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wants to establish a 3-digit suicide hotline.

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More than 15,000 nominations have been sent to Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s office, for waterways to be placed on the national Wild and Scenic Rivers designation list. 

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The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Each day of the trial will stream through this player as proceedings begin. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

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Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden wrapped up a series of town halls across the state over the weekend. He stopped by KLCC to talk about world, national, and local issues.

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Hemp proponents are pleased that the USDA has formally announced the creation of a national hemp production program. A requirement of the 2018 Farm Bill, it will provide regulation of all U.S. hemp production.

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So, Oregonians…what’s your favorite river that deserves federal protection?  That’s a question Ron Wyden wants answers for by January 20th. 

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As the vaping industry continues to reel from a string of user fatalities and illness, Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden is pushing a federal tax on e-cigarettes.

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Pharmaceutical prices are too high, says U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the Oregon Democrat has been visiting drug stores around the state touting a bipartisan plan to tackle costs.

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President Trump’s latest salvo of tweets on China’s retaliatory tariffs isn’t making the markets any more stable, says Oregon Senator Ron Wyden.

Oregon Democratic Senator, Ron Wyden, is calling for mandatory election security standards.

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Oregon democratic senator, Ron Wyden, wants stronger action on gun control in response to the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

One normally doesn’t expect to see politicians like U.S. Senator Ron Wyden teaming up with polar opposites like Senator Mitch McConnell.

But if there’s one thing that binds the Oregon Democrat and the Kentucky Republican together, it’s hemp.  Both championed legalization and acceptance of hemp in the latest Farm Bill, which takes effect this year.

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If House Democrats prevail, six years of President Trump’s tax returns may be disclosed. A lawsuit filed today seeks to enforce subpoenas, a move that Oregon Senator Ron Wyden supports. 

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It’s cap-and-gown season and local colleges are celebrating student success.

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden says he’s calling for a “grassroots juggernaut” to protect women’s access to abortion services.

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level.

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