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2 hrs ago | Indybay.org

Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery Restricted to Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles

In response to pressure from conservation groups, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced an area closure for the swordfish drift gillnet fishery in the Pacific Ocean off California from July 25 through August 31 to prevent entanglements and drownings of endangered loggerhead sea turtles.

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Related Topix: California, Oregon

7 hrs ago | Daily Kos

OR: GMO Labeling Bill Makes Ballot

Oregonians will have the opportunity to vote this November on the consumer's right to know what is in their food thanks to the Oregon Right to Know campaign which gathered 156,390 signatures, 118,780 of which were certified on Wednesday by the Oregon Secretary of State to place the GMO Labeling initiative on the ballot.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Agriculture, Science

12 hrs ago | Ridenbaugh Press

Vic Atiyeh, and another governor

During the late 70s and early 80s I was covering politics in Idaho, not Oregon, so the governor I was watching at close range was not Vic Atiyeh but rather John Evans.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Ted Kulongoski, US Governors

20 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Dennis Richardson has put in the time, but will it pay off?: Guest opinion

In "Outliers: The Story of Success," author-philosopher Malcolm Gladwell draws attention to K. Anders Ericsson's study that excellence is achieved only after 10,000 hours of practice.

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Related Topix: Books, Outliers, Oregon, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

George Will: In Oregon, a doctor is making the rounds

"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

Medical News

Consumers in states around the country to get premium rebates

Local news outlets report on a federal announcement Thursday showing how much money will be sent back to people and employers under rules that say insurers must spend at least 80 percent of premium payments on medical care.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Health Insurance, Health, Medicine

OregonLive.com

David Sarasohn: Death Row has become little more than permanent housing

In a state where it's tough to find long-term housing, one great exception has been Oregon's Death Row.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oregon, Death Penalty, California, California Government, Opinion

Customer Interaction Solutions

Once toothless, Cover Oregon board tackles an uncertain future [The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 25--True believers in health care reform, the board of directors atop Cover Oregon made for convenient fall guys when the state insurance exchange imploded last fall -- even though they were set up to have scant influence on the agency they supposedly oversaw.

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

San Mateo Daily Journal

OP-ED: Inheritance of online accounts after death

One is the physical world, where your body resides. The other is the online world, where your virtual self exists.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Opinion

OregonLive.com

Beer, wine ... and pot? The possibility isn't so terrifying

Museum of History and Industry Executive Director Leonard Garfield accepts the donation July 22, in Seattle, of the first legal recreational marijuana purchase in Seattle from Deb Green, right, who made the purchase at Cannabis City on July 8. Raking in tax revenue is a terrible reason to legalize an otherwise objectionable substance.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Oregon, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Portland Tribune

Arab-American group cancels yearly festival in light of Gazaa

In a statement released Thursday, the center said its fifth annual Mahrajan Arab Festival , which was slated for Sunday at the college, would not be going ahead as planned.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

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

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

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

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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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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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

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