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More of Oregon’s river system may be protected against environmental threats, through legislation backed by the state’s two U.S. Senators.

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Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden says he’s working with other members of Congress to change federal cannabis laws. 

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Gun safety and background checks are high on Oregon Senator Ron Wyden’s agenda, as he kicks off another series of virtual town halls today.

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A Eugene-based mobile crisis intervention service could be replicated in other cities and funded by Medicaid, under a bill penned by Oregon Democrats.

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Seven Democratic Senators – including Ron Wyden of Oregon -  are calling on the Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republicans Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), related to the January 6th riot at the Capitol.


U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon confirms misinformed and angry Trump supporters disrupted the electoral proceedings today, including a breach of the Capitol building.

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In the final hours before voting officially ends Tuesday night, political parties are pushing last-minute “get out the vote” drives.

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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.


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.