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OPB Politics Now takes a deep dive into the hottest political topics of the week. Every Friday, Host Geoff Norcross, OPB Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes along with other OPB reporters, editors, and special guests offer the inside scoop about candidates and issues affecting our region. They provide in-depth analysis, insight on the local political landscape and rousing conversation to satisfy the most enthusiastic political junkies as well as those who may not follow Oregon politics as closely.More from OPB Politics Now »

Most Recent Episodes

Kate Brown In-Depth Special

Hear from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kate Brown in this special episode of OPB Politics now.

Knute Buehler In-Depth Special

Hear from Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler in this special episode of OPB Politics now.

Patrick Starnes In-Depth Special

Hear from Independent gubernatorial candidate Patrick Starnes in this special episode of OPB Politics now.

Portland City Council: Hardesty vs. Smith

We discuss the historic runoff election for the open Portland City Council seat.

Breaking Down Measures 103 And 104

Oregon voters have two tax measures to consider when ballots arrive later this month. One would ban taxes on groceries. Another would make it harder for legislators to raise revenue.

Breaking Down Measures 105 and 106

Oregon is a consistently liberal state. Yet conservative activists have succeeded in putting measures on the November ballot that would change state law on abortion and immigration. On this week's OPB Politics Now, OPB news director Anna Griffin, senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and reporters Dirk VanderHart and Conrad Wilson break down Measures 105 and 106.

Portland City Council Race, Proposed Clean Energy Tax and A Regional Housing Measure

Portland City Council candidate JoAnn Hardesty is facing some big questions about her financial past. We'll discuss that, along with the ins and outs of a regional housing measure and a proposed Portland clean energy tax.

Portland City Council Race, Proposed Clean Energy Tax and A Regional Housing Measure

The Politics of Wildfire

The west coast has been ravaged by wildfires. And it turns out the way we have been fighting fires for the last century has been wrong.

The Intersection of Star Power, Sports and Politics

Recent history has shown that star power can help you get elected to public office. But can it work when the office you want is county commissioner? And, do sports fans care which party Paul Allen and Phil Knight support with the money they spend on tickets, t-shirts and shoes?

Teacher Turmoil and Sheriff's Against Sanctuary Law

Southwest Washington's teachers are on strike, and almost half of Oregon's sheriff's despise one of the country's oldest sanctuary laws.

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