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  1. Oregonians should exempt their kids from standardized tests: Guest opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    The Oregonian/OregonLive editorial titled "Misguided bill would nudge parents to say 'no' to state testing: Editorial Agenda 2015" sarcastically attacks Rep. Lew Frederick, D-Portland, for sponsoring House Bill 2714, which provides that parents have the right to excuse their children from statewide assessment and directs that the school districts must provide notice of that right to parents. As one of the cofounders of Oregon Save Our Schools, I am here to tell you that Rep. Frederick is, once again, simply doing the right thing.


  2. "Seven Wonders' tourism ads are paying offRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    Trip visits to Smith Rock State Park, the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and Crater Lake National Park surged in 2014 due in large part, according to parks officials, to the state's savvy 'Seven Wonders of Oregon' media campaign. 'We saw a huge increase in visits,' said Shelley Hall, superintendent of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.


  3. Oregon's low-carbon fuel standard, explained: Take 3 For PoliticsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    The Oregonian's Jeff Mapes and Ian K. Kullgren discuss the potential effects of the Oregon legislature extending the state's low-carbon fuel standard. On our latest edition of Take 3 For Politics, senior politics reporter Jeff Mapes and legislative reporter Ian K. Kullgren discuss Oregon's low-carbon fuel standard , one of the top issues for lawmakers heading into the 2015 legislative session this coming week.


  4. A strong dose of skepticism about physician-assisted suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Los Angeles Times

    Physician-assisted suicide is back on California's political agenda. Indeed, anyone who read the newspaper or watched TV coverage when the End of Life Option Act was introduced Jan. 21 might think it's a done deal, though the bill hasn't even cleared committee.


  5. Peaks & Valleys: Chief sets the right tone; state's woeful grad rateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | OregonLive.com

    Chief O'Dea wrote that failure to admit mistakes can 'cast a shadow on our profession at a time when improving trust is critical.' Bravo, chief.


  6. Telemarketer saves Oregon woman 900 miles away from gun-toting attackerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Raw Story

    A Las Vegas telemarketing company's quick thinking helped save a woman's life from just over 900 miles away, KLAS-TV reported on Thursday. The incident began when an employee at Americare Health and Nutrition made what she thought would be a regular call to a woman in Lebanon, Oregon on Wednesday.


  7. Telemarketing call saves woman allegedly attacked by exRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.


  8. As the OLCC Seriously Takes Up Legal Pot, There Are So Many QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Pordland Mercury

    When legal pot shops spring up in Oregon sometime next year, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission might be lacking some of the key powers it relies on to regulate alcohol sales. Under Measure 91, the legalization law Oregon voters passed easily in November, the OLCC "has no power to purchase, own, sell, or possess any marijuana items."


  9. Majority of Oregonians Want Clean EnergyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Sierra

    As state legislatures nationwide are moving forward with bills to kill clean energy standards, Oregonians are hopeful that their elected officials will do the right thing and vote for new legislation that could actually bring more clean energy jobs to local communities. A new poll in Oregon shows that 71 percent of the state's voters support legislation to transition the state from coal to clean energy.


  10. A Real Beer Made From Human Pissa As Opposed to PBR Which Just Tastes Like itRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | YouBentMyWookie

    There's been jokes about beer being piss water for years. Corona actually had a severe public relations crisis because people were led to believe it about the pale yellow Mexican brew.


  11. Our View: Gas tax running on emptyRead the original story

    Friday | The La Grande Observer

    The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.


  12. Governor: Fiancee's taxes raise legitimate questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KCBY-TV Coos Bay

    ... consulting business. Kitzhaber has defended her work, saying she was careful to avoid conflicts. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is investigating whether she broke state ethics laws. The controversy erupted again this week, when the ...


  13. Background check battle to erupt in Oregon; are polls misread?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Examiner.com

    The Statesman-Journal in Salem yesterday reported that the battle over so-called "universal background checks " is about to erupt again, and backers are touting the results of a poll - paid for by Americans for Responsible Solutions - as support for new legislation. The survey was conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group, described by the newspaper as "a left-leaning firm whose CEO has worked for both President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton."


  14. Kitzhaber talks to media about fiancee amid scandalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KATU-TV Portland

    Cylvia Hayes, the woman soon-to-be married to Oregon's Governor Kitzhaber, has been under fire for months for various scandals. On Friday, Kitzhaber announced he'd be taking the media's questions surrounding his Hayes, after typically dodging topics about his fiance.


  15. Big News for the Bus in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bus Project

    We had a great time playing Bingo, meeting friends old and new, and providing a brief update about the exciting events and upcoming legislation that the Bus Project will tackle in 2015. The watch party was profiled both on OPB News and on GoLocalPDX ; check it out! As we announced at the State of the Union Party, this marks the first week of Nathan Howard's tenure as Interim Executive Director of the Bus Project.


  16. Looking for a beer made from actual human piss? Urine luck.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Inhabitat

    In 2001 the hipsters of Portland planted the seed for a fascination with PBR that quickly spread nation-wide. So what state could be better qualified to provide us a beer made from actual human urine? While it won't be hitting the market anytime soon- due to regulations and all- Clean Water Services has asked the Oregon Brew Crew to turn their high-purity, drinkable sewage water into a refreshing craft beer.


  17. 2014 taxes: Oregon's political contribution credit disappears for wealthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | OregonLive.com

    For years, Oregon taxpayers could claim a credit for donations made to political candidates, parties and political action committees. From the 2014 tax year forward, though, the credit isn't available to singles with adjusted gross incomes over $100,000 or joint filers above $200,000, according to Perkins & Co ., a Portland accounting firm.


  18. Big hike in Oregon business taxes is target of initiative drive by union-backed coalitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | OregonLive.com

    Members of Service Employees International Union picket outside the Eastport Plaza Walmart in 2012. Union officials say big corporate profits and low worker wages is one reason they're involved in pushing proposed corporate tax initiatives in Oregon.


  19. 2014 taxes: Oregon's online iWire site for businesses delayed againRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Oregonian

    Businesses preparing more than 10 Form 1099s, which reporting payments made to contractors, also must submit them via iWire. These anti-fraud measures went into effect partly to prevent fraud the likes that of which netted Salem caregiver Krystle Marie Reyes a $2.1 million refund in 2011 , experts say.


  20. Sales call leads to rescue of beaten Oregon womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Charlotte Observer

    LEBANON, Ore. A lucky sales call from a Las Vegas, Nevada, company led deputies to rescue a 33-year-old Oregon woman who was being beaten and strangled, a sheriff says.