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  1. Tim Nesbitt: New voters and a new major party will disrupt D-R duopolyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    In these partisan times, it is unusual for a political party to promote a change in election law that will make life harder for its candidates. And it is even more unusual for the opposing party to fight such a change.


  2. Heavy marijuana consumers likely to stay away from regulated retail market, OLCC report concludesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    Oregonians may consume as much as 4.1 million ounces of marijuana - roughly enough for 115 million joints - in 2017, the year after regulated marijuana sales are expected to begin, according to a new analysis by the state. Using public health surveys, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission examined potential overall marijuana consumption in 2017.


  3. Child abuse deaths are a public health issue, says federal commission meeting in PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Cassie Statuto Bevan, a member of the federal Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, speaks at a meeting in January in Phoenix. Members of a federal commission heard state and national-level testimony in Portland Thursday on how to better meet the needs of children at risk for being abused or neglected, with the ultimate goal of providing policy recommendations for the president's fiscal 2016 budget.


  4. Oracle lawsuit: Kitzhaber advisers manipulated Cover OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

    Oracle America Inc. has filed a lawsuit accusing former Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign consultants of orchestrating the abandonment of the now-defunct Cover Oregon health insurance exchange portal to assist his re-election effort. The lawsuit restates Oracle's argument made in a previous lawsuit that Oregon, and not the technology company, was responsible for problems that led to the portal's failure to launch in 2013.


  5. Conversion Therapy: Dangerous and in Need of Banning-Take It From Someone Who Learned the Hard WayRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | BlueOregon

    I joined Basic Rights Oregon at the Oregon House Health Committee on Health Care to testify in support of House Bill 2307-the Youth Mental Health Protection Act. If the bill is ultimately signed into law, Oregon will join two other states and Washington, D.C. in preventing licensed mental health professionals from practicing Conversion Therapy on youth.


  6. Oracle Files Tort Claim Notices Against Former Gov. John Kitzhaber and Top AideRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Willamette Week

    Oracle America Inc. this afternoon filed tort claim notices with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, notifying the state that the company may sue former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his former chief of staff, Mike Bonetto . Oracle's filings say it may sue the two because of their alleged role in deciding to abandon the work Oracle had done to create a website for Cover Oregon, the failed $305 million health insurance website.


  7. Police capture missing E. Oregon inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The state Department of Corrections says an inmate who walked away from a work crew near Boardman has been captured. Steven Lee Fox was working on a ten-man crew Wednesday morning when he was discovered missing. After a day of searching, police arrested the 49-year-old inmate in Hermiston.


  8. Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets DemocratsRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    Relying on Republicans and going against the grain of his own party for his legislative successes has not been much of a go-to play in President Barack Obama's game plan. On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia and Europe, a rare spot of common ground with Republicans and a raw point of friction with Democrats.


  9. Oracle files another lawsuit over Cover Oregon, demands $33MRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Oracle America Inc. filed a lawsuit today against five political consultants to former Gov. John Kitzhaber for their "intentional interference with Oracle's economic relationship" with Cover Oregon. The suit names Kevin Looper, Patricia McCaig, Scott Nelson, Tim Raphael and Mark Wiener, each of whom served as an adviser to Kitzhaber's 2014 reelection campaign.


  10. University of Oregon meningitis vaccination will be largest in U.S. since approval of new drugRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    University of Oregon officials hope that as many as 5,000 students per day will get a newly available vaccine to protect them against the B strain of meningococcal disease next week. For years, U.S. teens have been advised to get immunized against the bacteria that causes meningitis .


  11. Kate Brown says she opposes death penalty but refuses to rule out executions on her watchRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Newly inaugurated Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday that she personally opposes the death penalty, but she did not rule out that she might someday allow executions to resume in Oregon. Brown, interviewed by The Oregonian/OregonLive eight days after taking office, said she expected to support any measure reaching the ballot that would ask Oregonians to abolish the death penalty.


  12. Column: Pay for climate change now, or pay laterRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Business Journal

    This measure, which now goes before the Oregon House, extends the 2009 Clean Fuels Act beyond its 2015 expiration date, and requires oil and gas producers to reduce CO 2 emissions from the burning of their fossil fuels by 10 percent over the next decade. SB 324 is a worthy attempt by Oregon lawmakers to directly mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and position the state as a leader in the fight against climate change.


  13. Oracle Files New Lawsuit Against Patricia McCaig and Other Kitzhaber Campaign AdvisersRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Willamette Week

    Oracle America Corp . today filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County Court against the campaign consultants for former Gov. John Kitzhaber.


  14. Cover Oregon former chief Rocky King takes responsibility for website's failureRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Rocky King , Cover Oregon's former executive director, took responsibility for the health exchange's failure in an interview with KATU news. King quit for health reasons several weeks after the website's disastrous launch on Oct. 1, 2013.


  15. Inmate walks away from Two Rivers Correctional Institution work crewRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The La Grande Observer

    Oregon State Police and the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office are responding. Fox is an inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla.


  16. More than 60 organizations join to push children's policy agenda in Oregon LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Children enrolled in a downtown Portland daycare center sing along with a teacher. The 2015 Children's Agenda before the state Legislature would expand child care assistance for families.


  17. Oregon Wants To Force Oracle To Keep Hosting MedicaidRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Sweetness & Light

    Four days before a contract to host Oregon's health insurance system for low-income Oregonians is due to expire, state officials asked a judge on Tuesday to force technology contractor Oracle Inc. to continue running the system. Lawyers representing Oregon told Marion County Circuit Judge Courtland Geyer during the first of a two-day hearing that Oracle's plans to pull hosting services would result in Medicaid enrollment grinding to a halt.


  18. PHOTOS: Waking up to winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | MyFoxAtlanta

    Thursday morning, FOX 5 viewers continued to send us incredible photos of the snow that spread across a wide area of north Georgia Wednesday. From children building snowmen to snowy sunrise shots, we love them all! Thursday morning, FOX 5 viewers continued to send us incredible photos of the snow that spread across a wide area of north Georgia Wednesday.


  19. Our Opinion: Vaccination issue begs for open debateRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

    Last Friday, Gov. Kate Brown said that Oregon needs to have 'a broader discussion' about the death penalty and criminal justice system. Seven percent of Oregon's kindergarten students go without vaccinations due to nonmedical exemptions - aka those for religious or philosophical reasons - which gives us the inauspicious rank of first in the nation.


  20. My View: Oregon has tough love for environmentRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

    When it comes to our state's future, we Oregonians often are divided on such things as what the role of government should be, how much to tax ourselves, and what to spend the money on. There is one thing, however, that unites us: our love for Oregon's natural beauty and its air and water.