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Portland's gun problem swells as homicide rates reach double the national average

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Many cities are struggling to maintain public safety while reforming police departments in the face of growing gun violence. Portland's homicide rate is roughly double the nationwide rate.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd talks with the Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, who is putting funding back into the police department and has issued a new emergency declaration to try and deal with the gun problem.

This segment aired on August 5, 2022.

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