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Addressing the humanitarian crisis on Portland‘s streets

Addressing the humanitarian crisis on Portland‘s streets

September 24, 2021

Blanchet House Director Scott Kerman is calling for innovation, bold action and teamwork as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens the crisis on Portland's streets. Also, Terry Leckron-Myers with the Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon (MHAAO) joins to discuss how MHAAO has ramped up efforts to alleviate the ongoing crisis. 

Head of I-5 bridge replacement project says it‘s time to get it done, but critics remain

Head of I-5 bridge replacement project says it‘s time to get it done, but critics remain

September 15, 2021

Greg Johnson, the leader of the Interstate Bridge Replacement project, and Joe Cortright, a Portland economist opposed to replacing the bridge, discuss the latest bridge project and concerns about the cost, tolling and congestion. 

Sen. Ron Wyden takes on climate change by changing federal tax code

Sen. Ron Wyden takes on climate change by changing federal tax code

September 10, 2021

In a wide-ranging interview, Sen. Ron Wyden discusses a number of issues like the Afghanistan withdrawal, the COVID-19 pandemic and legislation he authored to eliminate dozens of current tax credits and replace them with provisions that would move the country toward achieving its carbon emission reduction goals.

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