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A major producer of kombucha is asking Congress to reconsider a bill aimed at revising federal excise taxes and regulations on companies that make the fermented tea drink.  

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Free press, investigative journalism, and government accountability are all at risk, says U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.  He spoke at a town hall in Eugene, Sunday.  

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Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden faced a large, welcoming crowd in Eugene last night, as he continued his series of statewide town halls.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, attendance seems to have surged since President Trump took office. 

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Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden spoke with an overflow crowd at a town hall meeting in Albany Saturday. The audience expressed fear and concern about the Trump Administration.

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is joining a chorus of Congressional delegates concerned over alleged Russian interference with the 2016 election.

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Oregon is one of only three states that vote by mail.  Now one of its senators wants to make that a national practice.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more: 

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Among those reacting to yesterday’s acquittal in the Malheur occupation case is Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden.  

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A new bill introduced Thursday by Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer aims to improve access to the outdoors. The federal bill is called “Recreation Not Red Tape Act.”

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Oregon now ranks fourth in the nation for abuse and misuse of opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   U.S. Senator Ron Wyden was in Eugene today (Tuesday) to attend a Summit on chronic pain management and reducing prescription drug abuse.

“Like a wrecking ball.” That’s how Senator Wyden describes the way opioid addiction has hit Oregon.

Wyden: “During a five month period in 2012, 180-thousand prescriptions were written for opioids. That is a very dramatic challenge.”

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In 2013, President Obama lifted the 17-year ban on federal funding for research into gun violence. But congress has not given funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for any gun-related studies.  Oregon's senior senator is working with a coalition to get funding restored.

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