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44 min ago | The Newberg Graphic

Tilikum Crossing time lapse video released

TriMet has released a time lapse video of the construction of Tilikum Crossing, the new bridge being built over the Willamette River.

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1 hr ago | Freshnews

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon Challenges the Pacific Northwest to...

In an effort to encourage healthy living in the Pacific Northwest and be a health support partner for its members, LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon is launching the Actively Northwest #YouGotThis Hiking Challenge and is challenging the community to hike a total of 10,000 miles during the 10-week contest.

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3 hrs ago | BlueOregon

Oregonians to Legislature: Close the Con-way Loophole

Some 1,500 Oregonians have signed a petition asking Oregon lawmakers to close a tax loophole used by some corporations to get around the state's corporate minimum tax, allowing them to pay nothing in income taxes.

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3 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

Govs urge Congress: Pass wildfire funding bill

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has joined California Governor Jerry Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee in calling for support of the federal Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, to provide the U.S. Forest Service with access to emergency funding for wildfire suppression and protection of programs aimed at reducing wildfire risk.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Oregon, Wildfire, Fire, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

5 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Jeff Merkley, Monica Wehby agree on one thing: The other is a partisan extremist

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Republican challenger Monica Wehby talk with The Oregonian about their conclusions after participating in an online series of debate over Senate issues.

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

13 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

Special report: Wildfires are not all bad

Words like "catastrophic" or "devastating" are commonly associated with the term "wildfire," but it's time that changed to some degree, because Oregon has a fire-dependent ecosystem.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Oregon

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Portland Tribune

Estimates differ on marijuana revenues

Two estimates differ sharply on how much money will be generated for Oregon coffers by voter approval Nov. 4 of a marijuana legalization ballot measure.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon, Tualatin, OR

Jacksonville Daily News

Donor gives OHSU $100 million for cancer research

Oregon Health & Science University says it's closer to matching Nike co-founder Phil Knight's challenge for cancer research with the help of a new $100 million donation.

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Beaverton Valley Times

Arab-American group cancels yearly festival in light of Gaza conflict - Friday, 25 July 2014 16:33

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

BlueOregon

Independent Party voters indicate support for progressive policies

By Sal Peralta and Robert Harris. Sal is the secretary of the Independent Party of Oregon.

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Sunshine State News

In Oregon, A Doctor Calls

"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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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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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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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

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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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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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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