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3 hrs ago | KBND-AM Bend

Governor Kitzhaber Calls for Several Measures to Improve Oil Train Safety

Kitzhaber wants to increase state rail inspectors, wants more funding for training and wants improved reporting and transparency on crude oil and emergency response resources.

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7 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Graphic Video Warning: Un school in Gaza attacked; 16 dead

Israeli media say the country's Security Cabinet has unanimously rejected a U.S. proposal for a temporary pause in Israel-Hamas fighting.

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11 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

50 children from Mexican border taken to Oregon

Gov. John Kitzhaber says the 50 immigrant children from the Mexican border who have been relocated this year in Oregon are welcome.

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20 hrs ago | News Max

US Data Show States That Got Most Immigrant Kids

States with established Central American immigrant communities have received the most children released to sponsors this year after being arrested unaccompanied at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to federal data released Thursday.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Oregonian

Few children who illegally cross U.S.-Mexico border end up in Northwest, officials say

Federal officials say a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States from Central America have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.

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ABC News

Oregon Moves to Ban Smoking on Beaches

The move this week by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department follows an earlier ban on smoking at most other state park properties.

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National Fisherman

Tangled webbing

This week, an Alaska Superior Court Judge overturned the state's decision to reject a ballot initiative that proposed to ban setnets in urban areas of the state .

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The Oregonian

Inside Oregon prisons: A look behind the razor wire

Inmates begin their lives behind bars with a bedroll and a towel, a set of denim clothes, a comb, a toothbrush, a bottle of shampoo, two bars of soap, deodorant, a pen, paper and a handbook of Department of Corrections rules.

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Portland Tribune

Sources Say: Richardson's lack of diversity could color campaign

During last week's debate for Oregon governor, Republican challenger Dennis Richardson admitted that as a state representative from Central Point he doesn't have a lot of experience with diversity.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

OregonLive.com

Opinion roundup: Reed over Harvard; Vic Atiyeh, 'truth-teller'

The performing arts center at Reed College under construction in 2012. Writing in The New Republic, William Deresiewicz argues that parents would be better off sending their kids to "second tier" colleges like Reed than members of the Ivy League.

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SFGate

5 owners of Oregon child care sites have pot cards

Five Oregon home-based, day-care centers are owned by people who have medical marijuana cards, officials said, prompting Gov. John Kitzhaber to say they should have to choose between their business and their pot.

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The Pordland Mercury

Taking Control

IT'S ILLEGAL in Oregon for anyone with a criminal record or commitment to a mental health institution to own firearms.

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Bellingham Herald

APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

In this July 11, 2014 photo, patient Amanda Thornton, left, of Aloha, Ore., speaks with primary care doctor John Guerreiro at a clinic run by the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Beaverton, Ore.

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Willamette Week

Murmurs: All The News You Can Fit Into An Illegal Cab.

One of Oregon's most prominent African-American officials has left Gov. John Kitzhaber 's office after just six months on the job, and no one will say why.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Oregonian

Immigration activists hold rally to 'welcome' children to Portland

Immigration activists held a demonstration in downtown Portland on Tuesday to welcome unaccompanied child immigrants rumored to be arriving in Portland within the next few weeks.

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Bellingham Herald

Army Corps defends refusal to release coal review

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak said in a Portland, Oregon, courtroom on Tuesday that he must decide whether the Corps' documents show their internal deliberations about the Morrow Pacific coal export terminal in Boardman, Oregon.

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KVAL-TV Eugene

Initiative to legalize marijuana will go on Oregon ballot in November

Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

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The Oregonian

Former top Cover Oregon official won $67,000 settlement after threatening lawsuit

Triz delaRosa, left, speaks with former Cover Oregon executive director Rocky King and Amy Fauver, the exchange's communications director in March 2013.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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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Willamette Week

Gov. John Kitzhaber's Top Spokeswoman Leaves After Six Months on the Job

Gov. John Kitzhaber has shaken up his public-relations staff: His top spokeswoman is gone from his office in the midst of a re-election campaign.

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