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2 hrs ago | The Bee

Merkley proposes coordinated care for seniors

A bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley would bring some of Oregon's innovations in care for older people to the rest of the nation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Health, AARP

6 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Sen. Ron Wyden tries new legislative route for stalled Oregon timber, Klamath basin bills

Sen. Ron Wyden announced a new legislative gambit Thursday aimed at unsticking two key Oregon bills -- dealing with timber levels in western Oregon and water issues in the Klamath basin -- that have languished in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Greg Walden, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mary Landrieu, Barbara Boxer

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

OSU extension center bill moves in Senate

A bill that would allow Oregon State University to move its Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center to a more rural area moved forward Wednesday through a U.S. Senate subcommittee Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

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Related Topix: Oregon State University, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Greg Walden, Republican, US House of Representatives

BlueOregon

OR-SEN: It's just a fantasy.

Ads by Google. BlueOregon doesn't control the content, and we know that sometimes the ads are really wrong.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Breitbart.com

...Democrats Warn Obama Over Executive Overreach on Immigration...

Democrat Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas have both now warned Barack Obama against taking "any steps without the approval of Congress" when it comes to dealing with the current illegal immigration crisis.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Al Franken, Senator Mark Warner

Lake County Examiner Online

Sen. Wyden works to address wildfire funding

With much of the west on fire while suffering through an extended drought, Sen. Ron Wyden is working to establish legislation to help with natural disaster relief efforts and wildfire suppression funding.Wyden has created the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act along with Sen. Mike Crapo and 15 other members of congress to create bi-partisan legislation ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Republican, Mike Crapo

Kansas City InfoZine

Clean Power Plan Draws Hundreds to EPA's Washington Office

The plan proposes to cut carbon emissions from existing U.S. power plants by a third and electric bills by 8 percent.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ed Whitfield

Tue Jul 29, 2014

OregonLive.com

Steve Duin: Welcome, Charles and David Koch, to the neighborhood

Bill Koch spent more than $68 million to win the America's Cup in 1992, and $2.3 million for the only known photograph of Billy the Kid.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Capital-Journal

George Will: 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: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon Government, Oregon, Senator John Barrasso, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama, Opinion

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, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Oregon, Wildfire, Fire, Oregon Government, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Oregonian

Jeff Merkley holds strong lead over Monica Wehby in New York Times forecast of Oregon Senate race

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Republican challenger Monica Wehby are competing for one of Oregon's two seats in the U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Gordon Smith, Republican, Oregon, 2012 Presidential Election

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Hot Air

Can Marijuana save Democrats' bacon?

On Sunday, The New York Times announced a new campaign. In the coming days, members of the Times editorial board will publish a variety of articles investigating the state of the medical debate over the health effects of marijuana consumption, the status of the national conversation over the federal government's ability to tax and regulate legal ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US News, Ohio, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

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, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon Government, Senator John Barrasso, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

BlueOregon

Once again, Oregon's Independent Party has pathetic primary, but could it be the last one?

The top story is that Rep. Dennis Richardson defeated Gov. John Kitzhaber by a margin of 677 votes to 413 votes for the gubernatorial nod.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Beaverton Valley Times

Senate candidates trade jabs on budget

Oregon's major-party candidates for U.S. senator are trading jabs over how the other stands on federal budget questions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Social Security, Personal Finance

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, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon Government, Oregon, Family, Kids, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

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, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon Government, Senator John Barrasso, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Opinion

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, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon Government, Carolyn Maloney

OregonLive.com

Gov. John Kitzhaber's oil train safety review sees statewide problems

An oil train safety review by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber shows the state has a lot to do before it can claim to be prepared for oil trains that are already crisscrossing Oregon.

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Related Topix: John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Oregon, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

The Washington Post

John Walsh and the biggest bombshells of the 2014 campaign

Sen. John Walsh just joined the ranks of Sen. Pat Roberts , physicians Milton Wolf and Monica Wehby , former congressman Trey Radel and Rep. Vance McAllister .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, US House of Representatives, Representative Trey Radel, Democrat

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