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  1. Oregon's big marijuana harvests: How do you bring all that pot into the legal market?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Oregonian

    Seth Crawford, a marijuana policy researcher at Oregon State University, estimates the state grows three to five times the 150,000 pounds or so consumed by Oregon pot users -- a crop potentially worth more than any other single agricultural commodity in the state. A report from a Seattle venture capital firm specializing in pot says the state's legally allowed producers - those who grow for medical marijuana patients - harvest enough to meet the needs not only of patients in Oregon but in Washington, Colorado and Arizona as well.

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  2. 8 More Oregon Counties Declared Drought EmergenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | K103

    Governor Kate Brown today declared drought emergencies in eight additional Oregon counties due to drought, low snow pack levels, and low water conditions. With these eight new counties, Oregon has almost doubled the number of drought declarations made in 2014.

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  3. Attention Occupational & Physical Therapists: 6 Steps to Better Balance is Coming to OregonRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | PR Log

    On June 28, the Sherwood Regional YMCA, Sherwood will host a regional workshop to teach occupational and physical therapists a unique, simple and fun program to help older adults avoid falls. Offered to OTs and PTs for Continuing Education Units.

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  4. Top 10 outdoor attractions around Oregon Dunes: Wild about Oregon coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | OregonLive.com

    Riding dune buggies or hiking in the sand aren't the only activities at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area , though either of those are good places to start. Following are more ways to be wild about the Oregon coast, in the Lane County and Douglas County sections of the Oregon Dunes, the biggest coastal sand box in the country.

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  5. 8 More Oregon Counties Declared Drought Em...Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | KEX-AM Portland

    Governor Kate Brown today declared drought emergencies in eight additional Oregon counties due to drought, low snow pack levels, and low water conditions. With these eight new counties, Oregon has almost doubled the number of drought declarations made in 2014.

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  6. Detroit Lake marina docks to be moved to area of lake with waterRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Two private marinas on Detroit Lake, which has unusually low water entering the summer recreation season, will temporarily move their moorage facilities and services to water at Detroit Flats on the south edge of town. The historically low snowpack in the Oregon Cascades has resulted in lower water levels at Detroit Lake, located 45 miles east of Salem along Oregon 22. The reservoir level is some 50 feet lower than normal, leaving much of the lakeshore exposed and making it impossible to operate all but one boat launch and moorage docks.

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  7. Oregon must avoid California's water plightRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    California is in a state of emergency. Mountain snowpack is at a record low, and many of its lakes and streams are at all-time lows.

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  8. Oregon youth pastor sent to prison after church leader admits to knowing he assaulted teenage boysRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Raw Story

    A former youth pastor in Oregon was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison on Thursday for sexually assaulting two boys. Dylan Ritterman, 28, pled guilty to sexual abuse charges for assaulting the boys, who were teenagers under his ministry at United Pentecostal Church in Hillsboro.

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  9. Mom who supplied meth to teens, including her daughter, sentenced to 3 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    A woman who supplied meth to her daughter and other teens who frequented her Milwaukie-area apartment was sentenced Friday to nearly three years in prison. Woodbury, 37, sold meth to two teenagers, one of them a 14-year-old, on multiple occasions, and provided the drug to two other teens -- one of them her daughter, said prosecutor Adrienne Chin-Perez.

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  10. Community groups rap Oregon Health Authority for planned cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Representatives of 30 organizations want to discuss the future of a program that helps underserved communities enroll in health insurance. "The bottom line is need to have an open, frank conversation about the future of how the state will support and provide resources for enrollment efforts in communities across the state," said Alberto Moreno , executive director of the Oregon Latino Health Coalition and lead signatory of a May 20 letter to Saxton.

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  11. Our View: Drive safe over long weekendRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The La Grande Observer

    Whether our trips are 50 or 500 miles, the traffic can be a nightmare. It's important to drive defensively and be safe.

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  12. Occupational TherapistRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Monster.com

    Thank you for your interest in the Occupational Therapist. To begin the application process, please enter your information below.

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  13. Bank of NY Melon settles with Oregon for $180 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Friday that Bank of New York Mellon Corp. has agreed to pay $180 million to settle a class-action lawsuit seeking to recover losses Oregon and other investors suffered due to alleged foreign exchange fraud engineered by the New York-based financial institution. Oregon sought to recover losses to the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund and Oregon Common School Fund and losses sustained by all other BNY Mellon shareholders that occurred when BNY Mellon stock tumbled after news reports about its foreign currency exchange business.

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  14. Redmond 'community paramedic' a first for OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Learning to live with a chronic condition can help prevent at risk people from developing even more serious health concerns. If they're unable to travel to their doctor's office or don't understand how to properly take their medicine or measure their blood sugar or blood pressure, their conditions can spiral out of control.

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  15. Keeping a promise to those with PERSRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Keizertimes.com

    Some Oregon newspaper writers have contracted 'beat a dead horse' syndrome. Those among this group just cannot give up the effort to find fault for all the state's problems in the retirement benefits earned by former public employees PERS retirees who worked long enough for the state of Oregon to have been vested.

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  16. Community CalendarRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Keizertimes.com

    Pentacle Theatre presents two comedic one-act plays: God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, and The Book of Liz by Amy and David Sedaris. Runs through June 20. Visit pentacletheatre.org for show dates and times.

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  17. Oregon tax factsRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Ridenbaugh Press

    From a report on who pays what in Oregon taxes, prepared by the Oregon Center for Public Policy. The numbers in brackets refer to sources, which can be found where the full report is posted online .

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  18. Crash leaves 2 hospitalized with serious injuriesRead the original story

    Yesterday | The La Grande Observer

    The accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. when a 2000 Chevy Tahoe driven by Avis Elaine Thomas, 59, of Portland, was eastbound on I-84 near milepost 257 when the vehicle drove off the south shoulder and impacted the embankment and came to rest back on the gravel shoulder. Motorists who witnessed the crash stopped and extricated Thomas and her 5-year-old grandson, Zashawan Perez, just before the vehicle caught fire from damage sustained during the crash.

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  19. What are Steve Novick's top accomplishments as a Portland city commissioner?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Oregonian

    Portland commissioner Steve Novice answers two questions. One, What do you think were your top two accomplishments in your tenure thus far? And, two, you and Mayor Hales took a lot of heat for the street fee.

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  20. Bill would keep kicker for budget reserves, educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Education Week

    An Oregon Democrat introduced a bill Thursday that would cancel anticipated "kicker" tax rebates and use the money instead for education and the state's reserve fund. The move by Rep. Tobias Read of Beaverton comes a week after economists projected that more than $470 million will be returned to Oregonians when they file their taxes next year.

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