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Oregon has its own history of 'fake news'

Willamette Heritage Center roundtable Thursday will explore the state's history of 'fake news.'

COURTESY WIKIPEDIA - Salem's Mission Mill, part of the Willamette Heritage Center. A roundtable at the center Thursday will explore the history of 'fake news.'Two writers and a historian will discuss "Real Histories of 'Fake' News: The Politics of Journalism in Oregon's Past" on Thursday at the Willamette Heritage Center.

The roundtable will feature Barbara Mahoney, author of "The Salem Clique: Oregon's Founding Brothers"; Dick Hughes, who writes the weekly Capital Chatter column for Oregon Capital Insider; and Seth Cotlar, history professor at Willamette University.

The free public program will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dye House at Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem 97301.

Taproot Lounge and Cafe will have food and beverages available for purchase.