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Community Rights Could Be On Oregon Ballot

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The concept of community rights could grow in stature this year, especially if a ballot measure on those rights makes it to the November ballot. 

The Oregon Community Rights Network stands behind a proposed constitutional amendment that would spell out the rights of communities to decide their own futures. 

The range of issues potentially affected run the gamut from GMOs to gentrification.  Community rights attorney Ann Kneeland joins us, with Kai Huschke of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.   

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.