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  1. Disrupted biological clock linked to Alzheimer's diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | R & D

    New research has identified some of the processes by which molecules associated with neurological diseases can disrupt the biological clock, interfere with sleep and activity patterns and set the stage for a spiral of health concerns that can include a decreased lifespan and Alzheimer's disease. The research was published in Neurobiology of Disease by scientists from Oregon State Univ.


  2. Oregon's Political Winners & Losers for the Week of March 27, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | BlueOregon

    At the mid-point of the legislative session, it should be expected that political activity throughout the state would reach a fever pitch. And this week was no exception.


  3. Anti-vaccination forces hurt allRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Keizertimes.com

    Rude awakenings, it was once believed, were reserved for other states in our nation. Now we know from recent events that the one exceptional state, Oregon, is no longer of privileged status as was true in former years.


  4. Medicaid is a very good investment even if it does not lower...Read the original story

    Wednesday | Science Daily

    Researchers analyzed the results of the Oregon Health Experiment, where eligible uninsured individuals were randomly assigned Medicaid or to stay with their current care. Considered controversial because the experiment found no measurable gains for physical health, it did reveal benefits for mental health, financial wellbeing, and preventive screening.


  5. Scappoose man helps senior center feed the hungry - Friday, 27 March 2015 01:00Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Newberg Graphic

    Schmidt, a certified Master Gardener, is one of a handful of volunteers whose gardening skills are helping to feed people across the county.


  6. Lady Vols head west for GonzagaRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Middlesboro Daily News

    After playing in front of thousands of supporters on its home court in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, Tennessee heads across the country to prepare for a much different reception. The second-seeded Lady Vols play No.


  7. Oregon's marijuana director has been firedRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Burns oversaw the rollout of the state's medical marijuana dispensary program. He was tapped in December to direct marijuana programs for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.


  8. Oregon Department of Administrative Services hacked; officials revise IT functionsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    Oregon officials said Thursday that they plan to restructure information technology functions after software found an external third-party had gained access to a state network. Gov. Kate Brown said in a statement that someone gained access to so-called metadata last week at the Department of Administrative Services, which handles technology for much of state government.


  9. Two years after signing of landmark law, Oregon awaits innovative free tuition planRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Salon

    Known as the Pay It Forward program, the legislation, which then-Gov. John Kitzhaber signed into law, represented only the beginning of a long march toward free tuition. The law required the state's Higher Education Coordinating Commission to develop a pilot program, and legislators would then have to sign off on the commission's proposal.


  10. Tim Nesbitt: Are we becoming too cozy with the kicker?Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    There was a time when a Democratic administration would be in high dudgeon about another kicker refund in Oregon. But the news last month that our robust economy would likely trigger the kicker and return some $349 million in new revenues to state taxpayers was greeted with a collective shrug from state budget officials.


  11. UBC bill filed in Oregon, editorial says it won't workRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    UPDATED: Oregon State Sen. Floyd Prozanski yesterday introduced Senate Bill 941, the long-anticipated " universal background check " measure that has more chance of passing in the Beaver State this year, despite the fact that at least one newspaper has editorialized that it won't accomplish much. Prozanski, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, had been working on the bill last week to polish it.


  12. Give us your sun-drenched, your soggy and ice-bound: From where do new Oregonians come?Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    They come from all over, from Newfoundland to the Panama Canal Zone. At one time or another, they entered an Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles office, took a number, sat until called, then walked up to the clerk behind the counter and surrendered their drivers' licenses, permits or identification cards from elsewhere.


  13. Oregon Hospitals Keep Community Benefit SpendingRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Skanner

    Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, top left, toured Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel last Friday before sitting down to a discussion on expanding the federal Children's Health Insurance Program. On hand to discuss the issues were, from left, Arthur Jaffe, M.D., board member of the Oregon Pediatric Society; to Wyden's left, George Brown, M.D.; Rachael Banks, Healthy Birth Initiative program director for Multnomah County; Legacy Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Newcomb; and African American Health Coalition President and CEO Corliss McKeever.


  14. Starting a (Legal) Cannabis CompanyRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Skanner

    Washington may be known as the 'Emerald State' but soon, here in the Beaver State things are going to be getting a lot greener too. That's because, come July 1, Measure 91 -- the law legalizing recreational marijuana usage in Oregon for persons 21 and up -- goes into effect.


  15. Bow to partner, circle left at Oregon Convention CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Glad to see legislators going forward with proposal to add a Hyatt Hotel to maximize use of Oregon Convention Center as a visitor destination. Oregon Editorial Board review and endorsement was most welcome! Local residents may well remember the 1994 National Square Dance Convention which brought visitors in colorful outfits to town.


  16. Jordan Cove LNG project makes no senseRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    The proposed Jordan Cove liquid natural gas facility, seen in this artist's rendering, would include a liquefaction, storage and shipping facility as well as the 420-megawatt South Dunes Power Plant on the North Spit of Coos Bay. The project, including a 232-mile feeder pipeline, would cost about $7.5 billion.


  17. A Conversation About SafetyRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | BTA Blog

    For the tens of thousands of Bicycle Transportation Alliance supporters and members who are engaged with us on transportation safety issues and the hundreds who took action to oppose mandatory reflective clothing, HB 3255, your efforts are paying off. We have received word from the bill's sponsor that he is no longer interested in mandating reflective clothing for Oregonians.


  18. Oregon House Rep gives up on mandatory reflective clothing billRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Bike Portland

    Davis made headlines around the state last month when he introduced H.B. 3255 , a bill that would require all Oregonians who ride a bicycle at night to wear refelctive clothing. Davis' clothing mandate garnered considerable media attention and resulted in an "action alert" from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance who urged their members to help stop the bill.


  19. Legislature 2015: Regulate Oregon hospital rates? Senators consider itRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Most experts agree that health care spending growth is out of control, outpacing growth of the overall economy. But is the cure to regulate hospital charges? The Oregon Senate's Health Committee considered that question Wednesday, at a hearing on Senate Bill 665 .


  20. Former Gov. Ted Kulongoski is Helping Warm Springs Tribes Explore Commercial WeedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Willamette Week

    One of Oregon's native tribes is exploring commercial weed -with the help of former Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski. The federal government issued a memo in December telling tribes they'd be treated the same as states when it comes to marijuana enforcement.