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58 min ago | Advocate

Oregon Marriage Ban Goes to Court Today, Without NOM's Defense

Opening arguments in the legal challenge to Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage will go on as scheduled today at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, after the judge slated to hear those arguments declined to delay the trial to allow the National Organization for Marriage to intervene in defense of the law.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Gay/Lesbian, Activism

2 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Dennis Richardson goes on the attack against Cover Oregon, Gov. John Kitzhaber

Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, is making Cover Oregon a key issue in his campaign to unseat Gov. John Kitzhaber.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber, Oregon

2 hrs ago | Common Dreams

ACLU: Federal Court to Hear Arguments in Challenge to Oregon Marriage Ban

April 23 - A federal court will hear arguments today in a challenge to Oregon's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

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10 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Legislative funds keep RCC costs from rising

Tuition and fees will remain flat at Rogue Community College next year following a small allocation boost from the Oregon Legislature.

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Related Topix: Oregon, US Governors, John Kitzhaber

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

Judge: No decision until next month on Oregon's same-sex marriage ban

Ben West, a plaintiff in the case to overturn Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage, says he's excited and anxious and will be leaving for Eugene early Wednesday to hear arguments in the case.

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OregonLive.com

Oregon's marijuana legalization campaign receives $100,000 from key donor

An Oregon group backing a marijuana legalization initiative has received a $100,000 contribution from Drug Policy Action , a group that was a key backer of a similar legalization campaign in Washington in 2010.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Fugitive killed in Oregon kept notes on girls

An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oregon, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Wyoming Government, Wyoming, Landslide

Portland Tribune

Our Opinion: Wehby is GOP's best shot

Oregon Republicans have a choice in the May primary between a candidate who could give fits to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in November's general election, or one who's more likely to serve as a sacrificial offering to the well-funded Democratic incumbent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Gordon Smith, Senator Jeff Merkley, Republican, Oregon, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

State of Oregon

AG Rosenblum Announces Additional $3.3 Million Grant To Educate More Consumers On Prescription Drugs

Consumers Union's Best Buy Drug Program Provides Unbiased Information on Prescription Drugs Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced an additional $3.3 million grant to extend the Best Buy Drug Program, an initiative of Consumers Union that provides free, non-biased and straightforward information to help consumers make safe and effective ... (more)

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KXL-AM Portland

Portland Woman Sells Notecards With Art By Death Row Inmates

A Portland woman is selling note cards that feature art work by inmates on Oregon's Death Row.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Long-term care insurance rates rising in Oregon

The Salem Statesman Journal says the Oregon Insurance Division has been working its way through rate increase requests.

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Daily Kos

Vigils the night before Oregon marriage equality case Tuesday night

Tuesday night the eve of what we hope to be a court decision to allow LGB families the right to access the civil privileges of marriage will be held in cities throughout the state.

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Airport Business

Oregon Wines Fly Free Again On Alaska Airlines In 2014

In honor of Oregon Wine Month, the Oregon Wine Board, Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines have partnered to bring back the Oregon Wines Fly Free program.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Eugene, OR, Medford, OR

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Oregonian

OHSU section closed after report of person with possibly explosive device

Part of Oregon Health & Sciences University has been shut down Sunday morning after a report of a person with a possibly explosive device..

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

OregonLive.com

Twilight Room Annex will close after Bureau of Labor and Industries begins collecting $400,000 penalty

The Twilight Room Annex will close for good tonight, owner Chris Penner said, after his bank accounts were seized in connection with a Bureau of Labor and Industries judgment.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Gay/Lesbian, Oregon

KVAL-TV Eugene

Oregon promotes prison visits to combat recidivism

When they read a study that suggested inmates who were visited by their families while in prison were significantly less likely to return to prison, officials in the Oregon Department of Corrections crunched their numbers and found about 60 percent of the state's inmates never received a visitor.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, State Prisons, Santiam Correctional Institution, Prison

Statesman Journal

Faculty pay hurts Oregon schools

Yet in a number of such comparisons, compiled in the Oregon University System's new 2013 Fact Book, Oregon is an outlier, ranking higher than might be expected in some measures and lower in others.

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Sunherald.com

Rules leave pot test labs with little oversight

The state's dispensary law and the rules that implement it require pot stores to register with the state and to test marijuana for contaminants and potency before putting it on their shelves.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Willamette Week

Secretary of State Kate Brown Hits Back Against Oregonian Editorial

It's unusual to see a statewide elected official take to social media to fight with the state's largest newspaper.

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OregonLive.com

Waiting will continue after Oregon Supreme Court's free-speech ruling: Editorial Agenda 2014

The Oregon Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday involving a TriMet advertising policy struck down by a lower court way back in 2008.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Opinion

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