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In Oregon, stark rural-urban divide fuels climate dispute

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal, urban population centers and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding over a push by Democrats to enact sweeping climate legislation. Eleven Republican senators are entering the seventh day of a walkout Wednesday...  VIEW

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