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  1. Offshore havensRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Portland Tribune

    Conservation leaders in Oregon are eager to get the word out about Oregon's new network of state marine reserves, which turns 6 years old next month and continues to expand, including two new ones added in January. Six environmental groups formed a new partnership that seeks the public's help in their safekeeping, and they created a new website, www.oregonmarinereserves.org.


  2. Religious yes, churchgoers noRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Portland Tribune

    They include public displays of Nativity scenes and Hanukkah menorahs, performances of Handel's Messiah and gospel music, and an exhibit of the painting 'Holy Family with Saint Mary Magdalen' by El Greco at the Portland Art Museum. The amount of such faith-based imagery and events runs counter to Oregon's national reputation as the most unchurched state in the nation.


  3. LO School Board joins campaign to boost funding for education - Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:00Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | West Linn Tidings

    The Lake Oswego School Board has signed on to a statewide campaign to showcase the achievements of Oregon's young people and encourage lawmakers to increase funding for schools. The Promise of Oregon, created by the Oregon School Boards Association, aims to remind people that today's children will be the ones taking the reins someday.


  4. Avamere Court at Keizer Earns Deficiency-Free Survey from Oregon...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | PRWeb

    The survey, conducted annually by DHS, is administered to all skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes in the state to ensure compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations. Avamere Court at Keizer - a community based care and independent living campus for seniors - received a Deficiency-Free state survey result from the Oregon Department of Human Services .


  5. Work remains to help incomes keep pace with job growth: Editorial Agenda 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Oregon job seekers have found more employers willing to hire at events such as this September jobs fair, but low-paying jobs are reappearing faster than positions that produce better paychecks. The latest Value of Jobs report , part of an ongoing series commissioned by various Oregon business groups, was well-timed.


  6. Measure 92 Recap: Money, Media and MemoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | BlueOregon

    Yesterday, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown certified the results of Measure 92, officially confirming its loss by a whisker-thin 837 votes out of more than 1.5 million votes cast. The Yes campaign's last-ditch legal challenge to approve 4,600 invalidated ballots failed, sealing its fate.


  7. Dodds wins $1,000 Where In the World Examiner contestRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Lake County Examiner Online

    Winning an assortment of gift cards totaling up to $1,000 was just icing on the cake for Margot Dodd's 10 month effort in the Lake County Examiner's Where In the World contest.The Examiner's contest, which was sponsored by True Value Hardware, The Niche Boutique, Desert Rose Funeral Chapel, The 39er Variety Store, Burger Queen, Hall Motor Company, ... (more)


  8. We're hirin' for a Leadership Development Coordinator! Is it you?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Bus Project

    Hey folks! The Bus Project is gearing up for a busy 2015, with plans to modernize our state's voter registration system, to fight to make Oregon the first state in the country with a progressive carbon tax, and to accomplish this work by empowering the next generation of Oregonians to become political leaders and organizers in our fair state.


  9. Price of Addiction: Oregon ERs now know exactly how often you've visited, received painkillersRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Business Journal

    All but two Oregon hospitals are on board, or almost so, with a new online information exchange that is already giving emergency room doctors a tool to better assess patients and prevent drug seeking. "We've seen an extremely positive reception from emergency physicians," said Sharon Meieran , a Portland ER doctor and past president of the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.


  10. Not to brag, but Oregon is second-most humble state, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Mariota's humble Heisman speech is just the latest example of Oregon's modest ways, according to a report released this wee k. In a survey of 2,500 Americans, Oregon ranked as the second-most humble state in the union.


  11. New trail to offer up-close view of historic Oregon fallsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this photo taken on June 29, 2013, a great blue heron takes flight at the base of the Willamette Falls in Oregon City, Ore. After remaining obscured from view for more than a century, Willamette Falls is slated to reopen to the public as part a grand riverfront redevelopment project near downtown Oregon City.


  12. Report: Oregonians giving, volunteering moreRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Oregon Community Foundation's recently released 2014 Giving in Oregon report has found that Oregon nonprofits received more than $1.8 billion in donations in 2012, up from $1.6 billion in 2011. Individual giving also increased in Oregon and nationally from 2011 to 2012.


  13. Bye-bye, Cover Oregon. Legislators draft a bill to dissolve the troubled exchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Legislators are poised to abolish Cover Oregon early next year and move the functions of the state-based health insurance marketplace into the Department of Consumer and Business Services. A draft bill reviewed last week would abolish the public/private corporation behind Cover Oregon and move all its functions and duties to DCBS.


  14. '3-parent' embryo rules proposed in U.K.Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | CBC News

    Experts say 3-parent embryos would likely be used in about a dozen British women every year who are known to have faulty mitochondria, which can result in diseases such as muscular dystrophy, heart problems and mental retardation. New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.


  15. OR Certifies Recount Results: GMO Labels LostRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Manufacturing.net

    Secretary of State Kate Brown has certified recount results showing the defeat of a ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified foods, officially making Oregon the fourth state in the West to reject the idea. Brown certified the final numbers Monday showing Measure 92 was defeated by 837 votes out of more than 1.5 million cast - a margin of less than 0.06 percent.


  16. How Oregonians can combat Islamophobia: Guest opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2010 | OregonLive.com

    On the four year anniversary of the Corvallis mosque bombing, we should be mindful of how recent global events feed a climate of Islamaphobia in the United States. Radical extremists have plotted against, and in some instances killed, Americans in places like Boston, Fort Hood, even here in Oregon.


  17. When it comes to overseas service, Oregonians keep the peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Business Journal

    A Peace Corps Volunteer helps Cameroonian children paint a mural about water sanitation on a well constructed by another volunteer at a school in Madouma, East Province, Cameroon However, the state's rankings, in terms of Peace Corps volunteers per capita , have fallen during the last two years. The Peace Corps' 2014 figures tracking the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas ranks Oregon seventh nationally.


  18. Oregon certifies recount results: GMO labels lostRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | HeraldNet

    Secretary of State Kate Brown has certified recount results showing the defeat of a ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified foods, officially making Oregon the fourth state in the West to reject the idea. Brown certified the final numbers Monday showing Measure 92 was defeated by 837 votes out of more than 1.5 million cast - a margin of less than 0.06 percent.


  19. Pre-filed bill could limit campaign contributionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Home

    Missouri is just one of six states that does not have a limit when it comes to campaign contributions. The five other states include Alabama, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah and Virginia.


  20. Meet the man who will oversee marijuana legalization in OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Business Journal

    Tom Burns, director of the medical marijuana dispensary program for the Oregon Health Authority, will now branch out to overseeing recreational marijuana regulation at OLCC. Tom Burns , who was director of pharmacy programs for the Oregon Health Authority, will move over to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission where he will oversee the legalization of recreational marijuana.