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  1. Wylie, Service diverge on issues in 49th District raceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Columbian

    Endorsements: NARAL Pro-Choice; Sierra Club; Clark County Association of Realtors; Washington Council of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs; Planned Parenthood NW. The sales tax exemption for Oregonians and certain other nonresidents is one of the issues Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, could "argue from both directions."

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  2. Oregon gives up on Oracle technology, will purchase another state's Medicaid systemRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    Tim Lagerhausen, left, and Shailesh Jain of Oracle joined dozens of programmers at work completing the Cover Oregon website last fall. State officials have given up on trying to salvage a portion of the troubled Cover Oregon technology project, essentially abandoning all hope of getting any lasting benefit from the $240 million paid Oracle America on the health insurance exchange and related work.

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  3. Dept. of State Lands seeking input on salmon habitat map changesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KCBY-TV Coos Bay

    Proposed changes to essential salmon habitat maps have staff from the Department of State Lands traveling Oregon to get public input. Spawning areas with tighter environmental laws are mapped out to protect sensitive native species and Oregonians have been given the opportunity to weigh in on proposed changes to the maps and rules.

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  4. King County Sheriff backs Oregon pot legalizationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

    A prominent law enforcement official in Washington state says in ads set to air Tuesday in Oregon that his state's regulations involving legalized recreational marijuana are working. In a video ad by the Yes on 91 campaign, King County Sheriff John Urquhart said he supported Washington state's successful 2012 initiative to legalize recreational marijuana.

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  5. Bright idea to save energyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

    A light bulb switches on right above the heads of many Oregonians this fall, indicating the presence of some bright ideas. As our precious hours of daylight fade away, sustainable practices don't have to.

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  6. A tribute to valor and sacrifice 69 years later - Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:54Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | South County Spotlight

    Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden presents recently discovered military honors to family of Army medic who died during WWII Four generations of William "Bill" Stochosky's family gathered Sunday morning to honor a man most of them didn't even know. They were all tied to the World War II Army medic through heritage, however.

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  7. Washington sheriff backs Oregon pot legalizationRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A major law enforcement official in neighboring Washington state is throwing his support behind the Oregon measure that would legalize recreational marijuana. King County Sheriff John Urquhart says in a video ad announced Tuesday by the Yes on 91 campaign that he supported Washington state's successful 2012 initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, and it's strict regulations are working.

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  8. King County, Wash., sheriff backs Ore. pot legalizationRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A major law enforcement official in neighboring Washington state is throwing his support behind the Oregon measure that would legalize recreational marijuana. King County Sheriff John Urquhart says in a video ad announced Tuesday by the Yes on 91 campaign that he supported Washington state's successful 2012 initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, and its strict regulations are working.

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  9. And the Mercury Decides: Say Yes to Drivers' Cards-Because ...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

    It's endorsement week at the Mercury. That means, for the next few days, we'll be releasing endorsements in one or more selected races here on Blogtown - building up to our full set of election picks, due out this Wednesday.

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  10. Should Oregon legalize marijuana? PSU and KATU sponsor televised pot debate TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    The debate, sponsored by PSU and KATU, will be shown live on Oregonlive and on KATU. It will also air at 9 a.m. Sunday on KATU.

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  11. State announced $150,000 contract to wife of key Kitzhaber advisor before competitive biddingRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Oregon Health Authority officials announced the selection of the wife of a former top aide to Gov. John Kitzhaber for a $150,000 contract before any formal bidding took place, The Oregonian has learned. A state manager internally announced the hiring of Kate Raphael to produce videos about the governor's health reforms on July 31, documents show.

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  12. Tough Question Tuesday: Kitzhaber on penalty decision, Richardson says he won't impose personal convictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    For candidates : Answers are limited to 300 words, which candidates can back-up with links to supporting material. Questions are sent to candidates on Friday; answers are due Monday.

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  13. 'Cascadia Playbook' Is Helping Oregon Prep for Major Subduction Megathrust QuakeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Government Executive

    When the Cascadia Subduction Zone produces its next 9.0-plus magnitude megathrust earthquake , it will unleash a catastrophic seismic force across the entire Pacific Northwest, including destructive tsunami waves that will slam into the coast. While California's high seismic risks often overshadow the dangers lurking in other parts of the country, local officials the Pacific Northwest are well aware that the region's most significant disaster - and the mass destruction and disruption it will bring - could come at any moment.

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  14. Q&As with House District 25 candidates: Bill PostRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Keizertimes.com

    EDITOR'S NOTE : With ballots arriving at Keizer homes, Keizertimes News Editor Craig Murphy and Publisher Lyndon Zaitz recently sat down with candidates for the local contested races: Oregon House District 25 race, State Senate District 13 seat and Keizer City Council No. 5 seat.

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  15. Measure 86 will make college more affordable and reduce student debtRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | BlueOregon

    All Oregonians should have a shot at a college education and the job skills needed to compete in today's economy. Measure 86 is a simple and responsible plan to increase financial aid for middle class students and those fighting to get into the middle class.

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  16. Editorial: DeFazio's record makes him the best candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The News-Review

    If nice-sounding sentiments remained the common denominator to choose the right candidate for office in our great republic then elections would probably a lot less controversial. Unfortunately, that isn't the case.

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  17. Bend fails to meet water treatment deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

    More than 21,000 city of Bend water customers will get a notice in the mail in coming days about the city's failure to meet an Oct. 1 state deadline, set and extended years ago, to treat its water for the parasite cryptosporidium. But city officials say the water is as safe as ever - and will be even safer when a $32 million water filtration plant goes online in early 2016.

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  18. John Kitzhaber, Dennis Richardson spar at Monday's final debate in MedfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | OregonLive.com

    With two weeks to go before mail-in ballots are counted, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber by focusing on the consulting business of the governor's fiancee. "He thinks it's OK that his first lady and senior adviser would triple her income in one year, receiving payments from companies that wanted access to her government connections," Richardson said Monday night in the studios of KOBI television in Medford in the sixth and final debate.

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  19. David Sarasohn: A campaign controversy fit for HalloweenRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    The voter, a fiftyish guy with an Aerosmith T-shirt and a receding buzz cut, was pretty clear on what he wanted. The doorsteps of Oregon, where a lot of candidates spend their October weekends, are not necessarily welcoming places these days.

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  20. Guide to sustainable Portland: American Society of Landscape Architects applaud PDX successesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Imagine a tour of Portland offered by landscape architects. They would probably take you off the beaten tourist path, perhaps to narrow Vera Katz Park.

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