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1 hr ago | OregonLive.com

Animal Presenters from Oregon Zoo bring animals to Hillsboro Shute Park Branch Library

Zoo Animal Presenters , teenage interns from the Oregon Zoo, have a way of connecting with people that make the animals in their program accessible to children and adults.

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3 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Animals can be 'victims' just like people, Oregon Supreme Court says

In two landmark rulings earlier this month, the Oregon Supreme Court said that animals -- whether they be horses, goats, dogs or cats -- shall be afforded some of the same basic protections as human beings.

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Related Topix: Prison, Animal Rights, Umatilla County, OR

7 hrs ago | South County Spotlight

State panel denies funds for dock, OKs other projects

The Oregon Transportation Commission denied state funding Friday for renovation of a dock that critics say would ease coal exports through Oregon to Asia.

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Related Topix: St. Helens, OR, Lottery, Columbia City, OR, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Deschutes County, OR

7 hrs ago | The Courier Mailer

Oregon Zoo animal outreach

AUGUST 22, 2014 -- Eva, a Dutch rabbit, sits calmly while children pet her. Zoo Animal Presenters , teenage interns from the Oregon Zoo, brought five animals to the Hillsboro Shute Park Branch Library to let children and adults touch and ask questions.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Star Tribune

Police: Pink Martini band member Rieth found dead in Portland; death ruled a suicide

A police spokesman said Friday that the Oregon State medical examiner's office has determined that 43-year-old Derek Rieth died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Music, Entertainment

Advocate

Lawyers Who Won Oregon Marriage Equality About to See Payday

The state of Oregon will pay at least $133,657 to the attorneys representing same-sex couples in the successful challenge to the state's anti-marriage equality law, though that figure could climb to more than $300,000, reports The Oregonian .

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Related Topix: Wedding, ACLU

OregonLive.com

Hood to Coast vs. Oregon State Fair: Editorial Sketchbook

Participants gather at the Timberline Lodge parking lodge for the start of the Hood to Coast relay.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Cybercast News Service

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Health Insurance, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

ABC News

Oregon Sues Oracle Over Failed Health Care Website

The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Health Insurance, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Business Journal

Oregon sues Oracle as blame game over health care exchange intensifies

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum sued Oracle America Inc. "for defrauding Oregonians in connection with Oracle's failure to provide a timely and functional exchange website."

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Related Topix: Oregon Government

Business Journal

Feds cite 'fundamental concerns' with Oregon's coordinated care model

In the department of "unintended consequences," federal health reforms might be doing a number on Oregon's long-honed efforts in the same arena.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

The Oregonian

Medical marijuana in Oregon: Hundreds of pot growers to meet in Portland on Friday

Medical marijuana farms, like this one in southern Oregon, fall under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Sherwoodgazette.com

Cardiac arrest during Hillsboro interview makes an impression - Friday, 22 August 2014 00:52

Most young professionals are familiar with the heart-pounding, clammy sweat and free-ranging anxiety that accompanies an interview for a job they really want.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

OregonLive.com

Oregon State Beavers cornerback Kevin Hayes is an avid reader: Freshman 15

Oregon State cornerback Kevin Hayes waits for a drill as the Beavers practiced Tuesday in their third week of fall football camp in Corvallis.

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Related Topix: Freshman 15

Pam's House Blend

After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch

In a 9-0 vote, the Council voted "yay" to export both coal and petroleum coke to the global market - namely Asia - out of Pier G to the tune of 1.7 million tons per year.

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KVAL-TV Eugene

'Marijuana legalization could result in increased economic inequality'

CORVALLIS, Ore. The economic impact of legalizing marijuana in Oregon is difficult to estimate because the potential market will depend in large part on what kind of policies would be adopted if a proposed ballot measure passes in November, according to an Oregon State University sociologist who studies the issue.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon Government, Corvallis, OR

OregonLive.com

Oregon's post offices are saved, but what about the Postal Service? Editorial

A few years ago, the U.S. Postal Service gave Oregonians a fright when it announced a plan to shut down unprofitable post offices, most of them rural.

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Related Topix: The Postal Service, Indie, Internet, Science / Technology, Amazon, Post, OR, Opinion

OregonLive.com

Oregonian Speaker Series: Reporter Noelle Crombie talks about Washington's marijuana industry and implications for Oregon

If you've been following Washington's experiment with legal marijuana, you've probably heard it's been a bumpy ride since the Evergreen State launched its recreational cannabis industry last month.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Downtown (Portland, OR)

The Oregonian

Concerts, musical, outdoor movies, dance concert: Things to do in the Oregon City area

On the Rocks, an entertaining male A'capella group from the University of Oregon, will perform Aug. 27 at Meinig Memorial Park in Sandy.

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Related Topix: Oregon City, OR, University of Oregon, Sandy, OR, Clackamas, OR, Medicine, Nursing

Triple Pundit

Coal Export Terminal Plan Nixed by Oregon Agency

And then were two. Oregon's Department of State Lands on Monday denied an Ambre Energy proposal to transport coal by rail to a Port of Morrow, Oregon terminal for eventual export to China and other Asian markets.

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Related Topix: Clatskanie, OR

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