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1 hr ago | Portland Tribune

Panel to consider Oregon statues in U.S. Capitol

Gov. John Kitzhaber has stepped into a debate about who should represent Oregon in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. He issued an executive order creating a nine-member panel to consider whether the current statues should be replaced, who should be substituted instead, and what to do with the statues that may return ... (more)

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Related Topix: John Kitzhaber, US Governors

5 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Inmate shot and killed at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton

A corrections officer at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton shot and killed an inmate Friday morning after he and another prisoner wouldn't stop attacking a third inmate.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oregon Government, State Prisons, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution

5 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Corrections officer shoots Oregon inmate in Pendleton, first killing in decades

An Oregon corrections officer in Pendleton shot and killed a 26-year-old prisoner Friday morning after witnessing him savagely beating another inmate on a recreation yard, officials reported.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Oregon Government, State Prisons, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Prison

9 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Family-friendly resorts along the Oregon Coast

Oregon has a coastline that stretches more than 360 miles and is a popular destination for honeymooners as well as families.

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Related Topix: Newport, OR, Cannon Beach, OR, Lincoln City, OR, Tillamook, OR, Home Listing, Home

16 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Wheat Kings

Combines have been in action around Washington County in recent weeks as the annual wheat harvest hit its stride.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, OR, Oregon State University, Cornelius, OR

20 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Attack ads go digital in Oregon governor's race between John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson

With the final week of summer comes a first peek at the mudslinging voters can expect to see in coming months as the race between Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican Rep. Dennis Richardson heats up.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Beach Connection

Keys to Finding Last Minute Holiday Lodging on Oregon Coast

The truth is: there isn't much you can do now, in most circumstances. If you haven't yet reserved a room along the beaches for this three-day, Labor Day holiday weekend, it isn't looking good.

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Portland Tribune

Lines drawn in alternative driver's license debate

In the ongoing national debate about immigration reform, Oregon was one of a number of states to make changes to driver's license policies in 2013.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Immigration Reform, Prison

New York Daily News

Oregon cops arrest man linked to string of gang violence

George Waters Jr., 23, surrendered to Portland gang investigators after they surrounded his home and two others in the region for several hours with full tactical gear after being possibly linking him to a string of gang-related violence in Portland.

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The Oregonian

Did Gov. Kitzhaber keep his word when he promised to support a cigarette tax increase? PolitiFact Oregon

Gov. John Kitzhaber said he would support a cigarette tax if one were passed by the Legislature.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber

Bend Bulletin

Central Oregon clinic ratings released

Published Aug 27, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 09:06AM Patients can look up quality ratings for 20 local physician clinics and see how their primary care doctors performed on preventive health screenings and chronic care management.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Jazz, Medicine, Bend, OR, Madras, OR, Prineville, OR

KATU-TV Portland

Oregon close to triggering 'kicker' rebates

A swelling state treasury is on the verge of triggering "kicker" rebates for Oregon taxpayers, according to state economists' quarterly revenue forecast unveiled Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Tax

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Big bombers take aim at forest fires in Southern Oregon

Two DC-10s, the largest firefighting air tankers flying in the nation, have taken up residence at the Medford airport, where they have been using an upgraded air tanker capability there to fight fires in the region.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR

The Sydney Morning Herald

Miley Cyrusa s homeless Video Music Awards guest is wanted by police in Oregon

The once homeless man 22 year-old Jesse Helt who accepted the Video of the Year award for Miley Cyrus is wanted by police in Oregon.

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Related Topix: Miley Cyrus, Pop/Rock, MTV Video Music Awards, Music!, Prison, Salem, OR

The Oregonian

Federal appeals court dismisses anti-gay marriage group's bid to halt Oregon same-sex marriages

Deana Geiger and Janine Nelson kiss after exchanging vows in Multnomah County's first gay marriage of 2014.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, The National, Entertainment, Television, US Supreme Court

The Oregonian

ClearEdge Power buyer will liquidate Hillsboro hub, exit Oregon

Bidding opens that day for more than $40 million worth of machines, parts, computers and furniture that fill its darkened factory and office in Hillsboro.

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Related Topix: Hillsboro, OR, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Pridesource.com

Oregon Medicaid To Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery

Oregon's Medicaid program will soon pay for gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other treatments for transgender patients, becoming on Aug. 14 the third state joining the District of Columbia, California and Vermont to extend coverage transgender patients.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Medicaid, Health, Transgender, Columbia, CA

Business Journal

A living wage in Oregon? $15.96, says report

Oregon Action Executive Director Darlene Huntress says the state's minimum wage isn't high enough to cover basic living expenses.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Jazz, Oregon Government

OregonLive.com

Cycle Oregon 2014: Total of 1,850 riders set to take part in seven-day ride

A total of 1,850 riders will take part in Cycle Oregon when it hits the road on Sunday, Sept.

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Portland Tribune

Make way for River Beer or Never Fear, River Beer is Crystal Clear or ...

The Oregon Brew Crew , the state's oldest and largest home-brewing club, with 250 members, thought their brewers had seen and sipped it all.

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Related Topix: Beer, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Hillsboro, OR, Washington County, OR, Tualatin, OR

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