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12 min ago | 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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1 hr ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Free Republic

Conservatives get a big 2014 boost from ‘fatal blow’ to Obamacare

At first blush, a federal appeals court's decision on Tuesday that dealt what many considered to be a near' fatal blow' to the Affordable Care Act could also appear to be a blow to Republicans' hopes for retaking the Senate in November.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley, Oregon

OregonLive.com

Dueling health care law rulings leave experts split on Oregon's insurance premium subsidies

Cover Oregon board members, from right, Laura Cali, Elizabeth Baxter and Dr. George Brown, listen to a staff presentation during a board meeting in March.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, US Supreme Court, US News

Hispanic Business

Oregon to Vote on Recreational Marijuana

The state of Oregon will let voters decide whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use in November ballot initiative.

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OregonLive.com

Medical marijuana in Oregon: Benton Mackenzie, Iowa man convicted of marijuana crimes, arrives to obtain medical pot

Benton Mackenzie is well known in Iowa. His recent trial and conviction for growing cannabis on his parents' rural property made for page-one news, closely watched by marijuana activists nationwide.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Oregon, Davenport, IA

The Oregonian

Oregon, Washington gas prices slip, but still among the nation's highest

In November, 2013, commuting columnist Joseph Rose visited a Beaverton gas station where prices had dropped below $3 a gallon.

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Related Topix: Oregon, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Israel, World News

Medical News

Florida's dominant insurer signals increases ahead for consumers with exchange plans

News outlets from Colorado, Missouri, Washington, Oregon and Minnesota report on developments regarding the online insurances marketplaces, coverage and premium costs.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Beaverton Valley Times

Governor candidates sharpen differences

Richardson seeks to paint Kitzhaber as someone voters should not have elected a record third time, let alone win a fourth term on Nov. 4. During their first joint appearance last week in Salem, Richardson played up the failures of the Cover Oregon website and the Columbia River Crossing, labeling Kitzhaber as an absentee governor during the past ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oregon, Marijuana

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KBND-AM Bend

Governor Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson Hold Their First Debate

"Our governor no longer has a passion to serve. He's more aloof and we've seen it in projects like Cover Oregon and the Columbia River Crossing and the wrong headed decisions like hriing Rudy Crew to oversee our education system and failing to hire an systems integrator for Cover Oregon."

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber, Oregon

OregonLive.com

Oregon Business Plan is paying dividends

New jobs data tells a now familiar story about steady improvement in Oregon. Coming out of the great recession, the national economy is undergoing an uneven recovery, but there are strong signs of growth throughout Oregon.

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Related Topix: Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Opinion

OregonLive.com

Cover Oregon board starts mulling its future makeup and direction

The exchange's former executive director Dr. Bruce Goldberg, right, spoke during a Cover Oregon board meeting in Portland in March Battered by controversy, its vision in doubt, the board of Cover Oregon will meet today and tomorrow to start planning its future.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Tigard, OR

Bend Bulletin

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Joel "Charley" Jones sits outside the trailer he lives in with his girlfriend at Robbin's Nest RV Park in Bandon on Jan. 23. Jones shattered his heel bone in October 2012 and almost had his foot amputated after it became infected with gangrene.

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Related Topix: Bandon, OR, Medicine, Coos County, OR, Medicaid, Health, Oregon

Sun Jul 20, 2014

ABC News

Family Spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh Dies

Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.

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OregonLive.com

In the end, Congress likely to settle food label dispute: Editorial

An apple sprouting fins and eyeballs sits atop a car decorated in support of GMO food labeling in downtown Portland July 18. Congress might not be accomplishing much these days, but that doesn't mean it's not wrestling with significant issues.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Kurt Schrader, Healthcare Law, Law, Representative Mike Pompeo, Republican, Opinion

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