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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Oregon's Monica Wehby may make a house call on the Senate

"Are you kidding ?" This is Monica Wehby's amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon Government, Senator John Barrasso, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

OregonLive.com

The IAAF says an apparently overage athlete from Bahrain will not run in the World Junior women's 1,500; Oregon track field rundown

Amsala Getaneh of Bahrain had been scheduled to run in the 1,500-meter preliminaries in the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships today at Hayward Field.

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KATU-TV Portland

50 children from Mexican border taken to Oregon

Federal officials say 50 immigrant children are being relocated from the Mexican border to Oregon, and Gov. John Kitzhaber says they are welcome.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, US Governors, John Kitzhaber

The Oregonian

Inside Oregon prisons: Pendleton lockup has a jeans factory and a chef

The Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution , a medium-security prison that once served as a state mental hospital, stands on a grassy hillside about a mile west of the rodeo grounds of the Pendleton Round-Up .

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Life, Food, Recipes, La Grande, OR

ABC News

2 More Teens Convicted in Oregon Torture Case

Two of the four Portland teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead entered guilty pleas in court this week and have been sentenced.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

KGW-TV Portland

5 Oregon child care owners have pot cards

Five Oregon home-based, day-care centers are owned by people who have medical marijuana cards, officials said, prompting Gov. John Kitzhaber to say they should have to choose between their business and their pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Governors, John Kitzhaber

OregonLive.com

Kitzhaber, Richardson agree in principle on five more debates in Oregon governor's race

Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber on Thursday challenged his Republican rival, state Rep. Dennis Richardson, to five debates in the fall -- and the Richardson campaign quickly accepted.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Ted Kulongoski

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Forest Grove News-Times

Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon honor 2014 Jubilarians - Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:31

In 2014, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon will honor six sisters who have given a combined 375 years of service and ministry.

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Related Topix: Beaverton, OR, Portland, OR

ABC News

Oregon Moves to Ban Smoking on Beaches

The move this week by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department follows an earlier ban on smoking at most other state park properties.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, US Governors, John Kitzhaber, Travel

KVAL-TV Eugene

6 new range fires burning in eastern Oregon

Lightning storms have ignited six new range fires in eastern Oregon, and more bad weather is expected by the end of the week.

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Related Topix: Fire, Shaniko, OR, Mitchell, OR

KRNV-TV Reno

Portland man sues Boy Scouts; seeks $5.3 million

A Portland man who says he was molested by his Scout leader in the 1970s seeks $5.3 million in a lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts of America.

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Sunherald.com

West Nile virus found at Irrigon testing site

The East Oregonian newspaper reports that a strain of the virus was discovered at a testing site in Irrigon.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

KGW-TV Portland

Leaked letter from Oregon Gov. candidate discusses gays, atheists

The letter showed up on the Facebook page of Portland blogger Byron Beck. He refused to reveal who gave it to him but says he did not dig up the information himself.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Gay/Lesbian

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Courier Mailer

Oregon 217 flyover ramp crashes: State plans new signs, deck surface after structure...

An Oregon Department of Transportation study of a crash-prone Oregon 217 flyover ramp in Tigard found no structural problems and blames a series of traffic-jamming collisions in recent months on drivers going too fast.

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SFGate

APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

In this July 11, 2014 photo, primary care doctor John Guerreiro checks on the records of a patient at a clinic run by the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Beaverton, Ore.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Oregon Government, Medicine, Aloha, OR, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Sunherald.com

Poison kills Oregon police dog

The sheriff told the East Oregonian newspaper that the Umatilla Police Department will handle the investigation.

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Daily Journal

Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Medicaid, Health, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

KATU-TV Portland

Cover Oregon says state likely won't be affected by federal court ruling

PORTLAND, Ore. Cover Oregon officials said they don't believe Oregon will be affected by a federal appeals court's ruling on Tuesday that has the potential to deal a severe blow to the Affordable Care Act in states that are part of the federal exchange.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government

KATU-TV Portland

Initiative to legalize marijuana will go on Oregon ballot in November

Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Times Herald

Oregon to vote on pot legalization in Nov.

Oregon voters will get to decide this November whether they want to legalize recreational marijuana for people 21 or older.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Drugs, Marijuana

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