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Politics Watch Oregon's Great Pot Debate Watch Oregon's Great Pot Debate (Video)
KATU and Portland State University hosted an at times raucous town hall on Measure 91 on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The measure would legalize and regulate marijuana in the state of Oregon. Voters will decide the measure Nov. 4.

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Politics Big donor backs Oregon open primary measure
A Houston billionaire who has given $1.5 million in support of a ballot measure to change Oregon's primary election system says the proposed format is one of the few solutions to lessening dysfunction in Washington, D.C.

National Politics

Politics Obama: Ebola monitoring must be 'more aggressive' Obama: Ebola monitoring must be 'more aggressive'
President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that his administration would provide "much more aggressive" monitoring of Ebola cases in the United States and warned that in an age of frequent travel the disease could spread globally if the world doesn't respond to the "raging epidemic in West Africa."
Politics Giffords begins 9-state tour on women, guns
Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims.
Politics Study: Voter ID laws cut turnout by blacks, young
States that toughened their voter identification laws saw steeper drops in election turnout than those that did not, with disproportionate falloffs among black and younger voters, a nonpartisan congressional study released Wednesday concluded.
Politics In Kansas Senate debate, Orman cites independence
Three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts on Wednesday insisted during a contentious debate that his stronger-than-expected independent opponent is a liberal Democrat in disguise.

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