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      Would you change Oregon's flag?

      GRESHAM, Ore. --It's a signature of our state.


      The blue and yellow state flag, complete with the year Oregon became part of the union and our mascot, the beaver, on back.


      Now, a Gresham resident wants to change the look because he feels Oregon's flag looks like 19 other state flags. He's persuaded Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, to introduce a bill to change it.


      Anderson said she agreed to sponsor the bill after several years of persuading by the Gresham man.


      The new flag would feature a beaver on front of the flag. The colors would remain blue and yellow, representing water and agriculture. A star on the far right side of the flag would represent Oregon's place in the United States.


      It's unclear how far the bill will go, but a few people question whether it's even worth discussing. KATU's Erica Nochlin talked with several folks on Friday. Many said they thought the concept was a waste of time. Others said they liked the current flag.


      What do you think? We included pictures of other states' flags as a comparison to the Beaver State's emblem.


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