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2 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Lines drawn in alternative driver's license debate

In the ongoing national debate about immigration reform, Oregon was one of a number of states to make changes to driver's license policies in 2013.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Immigration Reform, Prison

6 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Oregon cops arrest man linked to string of gang violence

George Waters Jr., 23, surrendered to Portland gang investigators after they surrounded his home and two others in the region for several hours with full tactical gear after being possibly linking him to a string of gang-related violence in Portland.


10 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Did Gov. Kitzhaber keep his word when he promised to support a cigarette tax increase? PolitiFact Oregon

Gov. John Kitzhaber said he would support a cigarette tax if one were passed by the Legislature.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber

14 hrs ago | Bend Bulletin

Central Oregon clinic ratings released

Published Aug 27, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 09:06AM Patients can look up quality ratings for 20 local physician clinics and see how their primary care doctors performed on preventive health screenings and chronic care management.


Related Topix: Oregon, Jazz, Medicine, Bend, OR, Madras, OR, Prineville, OR

18 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

Oregon close to triggering 'kicker' rebates

A swelling state treasury is on the verge of triggering "kicker" rebates for Oregon taxpayers, according to state economists' quarterly revenue forecast unveiled Wednesday.


Related Topix: Tax

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Big bombers take aim at forest fires in Southern Oregon

Two DC-10s, the largest firefighting air tankers flying in the nation, have taken up residence at the Medford airport, where they have been using an upgraded air tanker capability there to fight fires in the region.


Related Topix: Medford, OR

The Sydney Morning Herald

Miley Cyrusa s homeless Video Music Awards guest is wanted by police in Oregon

The once homeless man 22 year-old Jesse Helt who accepted the Video of the Year award for Miley Cyrus is wanted by police in Oregon.


Related Topix: Miley Cyrus, Pop/Rock, MTV Video Music Awards, Music!, Prison, Salem, OR

The Oregonian

Federal appeals court dismisses anti-gay marriage group's bid to halt Oregon same-sex marriages

Deana Geiger and Janine Nelson kiss after exchanging vows in Multnomah County's first gay marriage of 2014.


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, The National, Entertainment, Television, US Supreme Court

The Oregonian

ClearEdge Power buyer will liquidate Hillsboro hub, exit Oregon

Bidding opens that day for more than $40 million worth of machines, parts, computers and furniture that fill its darkened factory and office in Hillsboro.


Related Topix: Hillsboro, OR, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Oregon Medicaid To Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery

Oregon's Medicaid program will soon pay for gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other treatments for transgender patients, becoming on Aug. 14 the third state joining the District of Columbia, California and Vermont to extend coverage transgender patients.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Medicaid, Health, Transgender, Columbia, CA

Business Journal

A living wage in Oregon? $15.96, says report

Oregon Action Executive Director Darlene Huntress says the state's minimum wage isn't high enough to cover basic living expenses.


Related Topix: Oregon, Jazz, Oregon Government

Cycle Oregon 2014: Total of 1,850 riders set to take part in seven-day ride

A total of 1,850 riders will take part in Cycle Oregon when it hits the road on Sunday, Sept.


Portland Tribune

Make way for River Beer or Never Fear, River Beer is Crystal Clear or ...

The Oregon Brew Crew , the state's oldest and largest home-brewing club, with 250 members, thought their brewers had seen and sipped it all.


Related Topix: Beer, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Hillsboro, OR, Washington County, OR, Tualatin, OR

Drew Eubanks, a Reynolds High School standout, commits to Oregon State Beavers basketball

Wayne Tinkle is introduced as Oregon State University's new men's basketball head coach Wednesday at Gill Coliseum by athletic director Bob DeCarolis.


Related Topix: Oregon State University

Business Journal

City Club of Portland says 'yes' to several Oregon measures, including a new ERA

Among other items, City Club of Portland members want food manufacturers to disclose if they put genetically modified organisms in their items.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Marijuana

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Mark Katches named new editor of The Oregonian and VP of Oregonian Media Group

Mark Katches, a nationally recognized leader of investigative and enterprise journalism, has been named vice president of content for the Oregonian Media Group and editor of The Oregonian.


Related Topix: Journalism

WATE-TV Knoxville

Police: Plane stowaway arrested at Phoenix airport

Mexico's president spoke Monday of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Jerry Brown, US Governors, MTV Video Music Awards, Music!

Family of four found drowned in Oregon lake

Sheriff's deputies in Washington County, Oregon, recovered a drowned baby from the lake on Monday night.


Related Topix: Washington County, OR, Newberg, OR, Gaston, OR


3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

Divers recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her two children who apparently drowned in a popular lake west of Portland on Tuesday, a day after finding another family member - a 3-year-old grandson - drowned in the lake.



Oregon Legislators Set to Apply Firm Yet Gentle Hands to Goats

Republicans and Democrats in the Oregon legislature are set to square off to see who has the strongest-yet most loving-hands when it comes to goats.


Related Topix: US News


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