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12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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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23 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Marijuana, Oregon

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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Related Topix: Oregon, Opinion

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

OregonLive.com

Vic Gilliam, Jim Thompson rake in donations for tough GOP House primaries: Oregon campaign finance

Reps. Vic Gilliam , R-Silverton, and Jim Thompson , R-Dallas, face two of the toughest primaries from challengers on the right.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Silverton, OR, Marion County, OR, US News, Hubbard, OR

Daily Kos

Can Portland Get Any Weirder?

Oregon enjoys an international reputation for progressive values which it no longer deserves.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Environment, Science

KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

Oregon Wines Fly Free Again on Alaska Airlines in 2014

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Related Topix: Oregon, Eugene, OR, Redmond, OR

Thu Apr 17, 2014

OregonLive.com

Nesbitt: PERS reform goes prime time, for at least a few episodes

PERS reform used to play to a nearly empty house. It roused public employees and partisan politicians who showed up for the fight, but it bored the general public who rarely took notice of what was at stake.

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Related Topix: Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, Opinion

The Oregonian

Oregon providers make less from Medicare, and health, medical culture explain why

Radiologists, oncologists and other specialists showed up as receiving larger reimbursements in a recent federal Medicare data release.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, Radiology, Medicine, Oncology

OregonLive.com

Church-goers to deliver baked goods to dancers at Sunset Strip Gentlemen's Club

The Sunset Strip Gentlemen's Club in Beaverton is on a local church's list - a cookie delivery list, that is.

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Statesman Journal

Liz Dent named new Forests Division chief

Liz Dent has been named chief of the Oregon Department of Forestry's State Forests Division.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon State University

Medford Mail Tribune

Driver-ed courses swell with DMV rule change

As of January, teenagers who successfully complete a state-approved driver education program will be spared the stress of a driving test by the DMV, and the programs are reporting increased enrollments since the rule change.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Oregon

Portland Tribune

Tilikum Crossing embraces First Oregonians

The committee unanimously recommended this name to TriMet because we believe it holds the most promise to connect the people of our region today with the long past of people who have been here for thousands of years.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

BlueOregon

Oregonians United For Equality

This past February, Basic Rights Oregon distributed polling results showing a record number of Oregonians support marriage equality, with 55 percent of respondents agreeing that every Oregon citizen should be able to marry whoever they love regardless of sexual orientation.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, George Bush

Townhall

Oregon Pro-lifers Start 'Drive-Thru' Pledge to Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

The only thing that makes Tax Day worse is finding out where exactly your tax dollars are going.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Oregon

OregonLive.com

Japanese tsunami debris threat wanes along Oregon coast

The sun sets on the tsunami dock removal at Agate State Beach, north of Newport in August 2012.

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The Pordland Mercury

Choices, Choices

IT'S AN EMBARRASSMENT of riches for a state that recently went three decades without a vote on marijuana: This November, it's entirely possible you'll have the chance to vote on not one, not two, but three initiatives that would legalize pot.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Oregon

The Oregonian

Oregon welfare audit finds little to no progress in moving recipients into jobs

Jennifer Noonan, 23, and her children, Taima Willeto , 5, and Wenona Willeto, 3, receive cash assistance for needy families, food stamps and a federal housing voucher.

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