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Remap hearings all over

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Reapportionment hearings

With Census raw data in hand (since February 23), the Oregon Legislature’s reapportionment committees say they’re ready to hit the road.

At their press conference today, the tone was amicable, acknowledged that reaching a common agreement on maps will not be easy but expressions, at least, of confidence that it could be done. There was no sniping.

Senator Chris Telfer, R-Bend, said that “the communications are great and we’re on the same page. and I hope we continue that.”

The road hearings are expected to run through April, with more hearings after that at the statehouse. And then, the drawing begins in earnest.

The schedule:

March 11 (Friday) – Tillamook; video conference with Astoria, Lincoln City, Newport.

March 18 (Friday) – La Grande; video with Pendleton, Baker City, Lakeview.

March 18 (Friday) – Burns; video with Ontario, John Day.

March 19 (Saturday) – Bend; video with Madras, The Dalles.

April 1 (Friday) – Medford; video with Ashland, Klamath Falls, Grants Pass.

April 2 (Saturday) – Coos Bay; video with Brookings, Roseburg.

April 8 (Friday) – Beaverton.

April 8 (Friday) – Portland.

April 9 (Saturday) – Gresham.

April 9 (Saturday) – Oregon City.

April 16 (Saturday) – Eugene.

April 16 (Saturday) – Corvallis.

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