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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Mar 11 2017

Two Oregon occupiers guilty of conspiracy in second trial

PORTLAND, Ore. Two men who took part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon were convicted of federal conspiracy charges on Friday, in a split verdict that saw two other men cleared of the same counts, prosecutors said. | Video

Mar 10 2017

Two Oregon occupiers guilty of conspiracy in second trial -report

PORTLAND, Ore. Two men who took part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon were convicted of federal conspiracy charges on Friday, in a split verdict that saw two other men cleared of the same counts, local media reported.

Feb 21 2017

Second trial begins over occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. A prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that four men who took part in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon last year in a land rights protest were on trial for their actions, not their beliefs.

Feb 21 2017

Second trial begins over occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. A prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that four men who took part in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon last year in a land rights protest were on trial for their actions, not their beliefs.

Sep 13 2016

Prosecutors claim conspiracy by Oregon militants in standoff

By Courtney Sherwood Anti-government militants who invaded a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon conspired to intimidate government workers and steal property in a heavily armed protest that is not protected by the U.S. Constitution, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Sep 13 2016

Prosecutors claim conspiracy by Oregon militants in standoff

PORTLAND, Ore. Anti-government militants who invaded a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon conspired to intimidate government workers and steal property in a heavily armed protest that is not protected by the U.S. Constitution, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Apr 11 2016

U.S. bans most Pacific sardine fishing after population crash

PORTLAND, Ore. Federal fishery managers have banned nearly all sardine fishing off the U.S. West Coast for the second straight year in a move hailed by conservation groups as key to protecting decimated California sea lion herds.

Apr 11 2016

U.S. bans most Pacific sardine fishing after population crash

PORTLAND, Ore. Federal fishery managers have banned nearly all sardine fishing off the U.S. West Coast for the second straight year in a move hailed by conservation groups as key to protecting decimated California sea lion herds.

Mar 18 2016

First-month Oregon pot sales tax receipts far exceed projections

PORTLAND, Ore. The first month of taxable commercial sales of recreational marijuana in Oregon generated nearly $3.5 million in tax revenues, far exceeding projections, the state Department of Revenue has reported.

Mar 02 2016

Oregon governor signs tiered minimum wage measure into law

PORTLAND, Ore. Earnings for minimum-wage workers in Portland, Oregon will rise by $5.50 an hour over the next six years, with lesser increases set for smaller towns and rural areas under a first-of-its-kind measure signed into law on Wednesday by Oregon's governor.

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