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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Oregon's Monica Wehby may make a house call on the Senate

"Are you kidding ?" This is Monica Wehby's amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate.

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Related Topix: Oregon, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, Senator John Barrasso, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Opinion

3 hrs ago | USA Today

Oregon takes in 50 unaccompanied immigrant children

Federal officials said this week that hundreds of immigrant children who crossed over the U.S./Mexico border were brought to the Pacific Northwest, including 50 who have been sponsored in Oregon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon, Family, Kids, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

3 hrs ago | Switched

Koch Brothers Throw More Money Behind Long-Shot GOP Senate Challenger Monica Wehby

The Koch brothers are making a big push for long-shot Republican Senate hopeful Monica Wehby, increasing their advertising spending on behalf of the Oregon candidate to $3.6 million.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Oregon, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, Carolyn Maloney

4 hrs ago | The Courier Mailer

William Stafford memoir giveaway inspired by Oregon Reads' celebration of poet's...

Oregon Reads is a statewide program that encourages all Oregonians to read the same book and this year commemorates the centennial of Oregon's most celebrated poet, William Stafford.

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5 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Police say woman killed Oregon boy with methadone

A medical examiner determined that a 2-year-old boy died from an overdose of methadone that police say was given to him by his now-deceased grandmother.

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7 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Susan Nielsen: Internet may breed rudeness, but years of Oregonian emails tell a different story (editorial sketchbook)

Most Oregonians don't morph into jerks when they sit down to write a letter, send an email or make an online comment, if my imperfect filing system is any indication.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Portland Tribune

15 tips for having a safe summer outing

For months Oregonians trudged through the torrential rains imploring the sun to show itself.

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OregonLive.com

Kitzhaber, Richardson agree in principle on five more debates in Oregon governor's race

Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber on Thursday challenged his Republican rival, state Rep. Dennis Richardson, to five debates in the fall -- and the Richardson campaign quickly accepted.

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Related Topix: Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Ted Kulongoski

OregonLive.com

After bomb threat, Oregon State Correctional Institution returns to normal

Oregon State Correctional Institution, which sits on the southeast side of Salem, has a capacity of 892 inmates.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Oregon State Correctional Institution, Prison, Oregon

Local TV Station KTVZ

Oregon says its faring better on health care infections

State officials say this is a good sign, but also shows that work can be done to reduce even more incidents of infections that people sometimes contract after being treated by health care providers.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Medicaid, Health

Portland Tribune

Our Opinion: Atiyeh's quiet style a blueprint for today

The Oregon that former Gov. Vic Atiyeh led when he took office in January 1979 was a much different place than today.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Opinion

The Oregonian

Merkley vs. Wehby on the issues: Taxes

This April 13, 2014 photo shows the Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. We asked U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Republican challenger Monica Wehby each to highlight seven key votes in the Senate over the past six years.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Jim DeMint, Oregon

Lake County Examiner Online

WCCF Enhanced Visitation affords reduced recidivism

On Saturday, June 28, an overwhelming smell of hamburgers and hotdogs on the charcoal barbeque filled the air at Warner Creek Correctional Facility .A total of 69 pre-approved friends and family members lined up outside the front entrance anxiously waiting to visit their incarcerated loved ones.

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Related Topix: Prison, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Oregon, Minnesota Government, Minnesota

Wed Jul 23, 2014

OregonLive.com

David Sarasohn: A bleak picture of child poverty in Oregon

If there were a town named Poverty, mused Tonia Hunt of Children First for Oregon, it would be the largest city in Oregon.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Kids, Family, Opinion

USA Today

Oregon will vote on GMO labeling in November

Oregonians will decide in November whether they want to mandate that companies label genetically modified foods.

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KVAL-TV Eugene

GMO labeling requirement initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot

It's official: an initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon has qualified for a statewide vote in November.

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Related Topix: Oregon, US Governors, John Kitzhaber

WSET-TV Lynchburg

APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn... Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate ... (more)

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ABC News

APNewsBreak: Medicaid Enrollees Strain Oregon

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

OregonLive.com

Portland is already planning for legal marijuana as Mayor Charlie Hales assembles internal advisory committee

Pre-rolled joints in Vancouver on the first day of marijuana sales at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Oregon

Medical News

Despite controversies and doubts, Cover Oregon board meeting to plan for the future

The board directing the troubled Oregon health exchange is meeting this week to begin making recommendations about next steps and the future.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

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