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3 hrs ago | WTVG-TV Toledo

Oregon Schools seeking emergency levy

Oregon school board members painted a not so pretty picture of their budget outlook Thursday night.

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6 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

Lightning strikes hit Southern Oregon hard

Thunderstorms shot out between 2,000 and 2,500 lightning strikes across Southern Oregon Wednesday afternoon and night, with about 850 touching down in Jackson County.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, OR, Weather, Umpqua, OR, Rogue River, OR, Fire

9 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Thousands Of Inmates Serve Time Fighting The West's Forest Fires

Emir Dunn, an inmate firefighter stationed at the Chamberlain Creek Conservation fire camp in California, at work on a fire.

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Related Topix: Fire, California, California Government, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Oregon Government

10 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers athletes bond with cancer survivors on special fishing...

A new friendship first formed between 5-year-old Cres Merrill and Oregon State defensive lineman Noke Tago over bacon and eggs on a wooden bench, then on a ride on a nearby swing set.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

12 hrs ago | KGW-TV Portland

Lightning continues to spark Oregon wildfires

Lightning continues to spark wildfires in Oregon, including two new large fires in the southwest and central parts of the state.

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12 hrs ago | Business Journal

Feds give Oregon a much-needed boost for mental health services

Seven Oregon health centers will split $1.6 million in funds from the federal government to expand mental health services under the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government

12 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C. An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected Thursday to significantly scale back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C. California's Republican candidate for governor ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, UC Los Angeles

15 hrs ago | The Bee

Oregon cat lover No. 1 - Thursday, 31 July 2014 01:00

Everett-Hirsch is not prone to such understatement, because if you have lived a remarkable life and have a golden gift of gab, why hide your light under a bushel basket? Everett-Hirsch doesn't.

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Related Topix: Lake Oswego, OR, us Travel, Travel

15 hrs ago | Fox News

'No Proof of Crime' Police face hurdles in hunt for missing Oregon mom

The Facebook page, "Find Jennifer Huston," is plastered with photos of the 38-year-old missing Oregon mother who was last seen Thursday.

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Related Topix: Dundee, OR, Newberg, OR, Yamhill County, OR

15 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

Authorities search for missing man, 18, in central Oregon

Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old man who was reported missing from a wilderness program in a remote area of Lake County in central Oregon.

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16 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Death penalty Q&A: DA and former prison chief debate Oregon's ultimate punishment

Frank Thompson, left, is a former superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary, in Salem; Josh Marquis is the district attorney for Clatsop county.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Oregon State Penitentiary, State Prisons

18 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Another week of heat forecast for Northwest

The National Weather Service says highs will be in the 80s west of the Cascades and in the 90s and low 100s east of the Cascades.

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Related Topix: Weather

22 hrs ago | Beaverton Valley Times

A little advice for Oregon's next governor

Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson squared off in the first gubernatorial debate of the year July 18 at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Salem.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Wheeler, OR, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Oregonian

Oregon Caves expansion bill clears second-to-last hurdle to congressional passage

A ranger's light leads the way for tourists in the Oregon Caves National Monument.

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Related Topix: Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US National Parks, Oregon Caves National Monument, Barack Obama

KVAL-TV Eugene

Another day, another thunderstorm: Oregon on fire - again

EUGENE, Ore. - Lightning ripped a path across Oregon on Tuesday, sparking a new batch of wildfires.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Douglas County, OR, Lane County, OR, Prineville, OR

OregonLive.com

Hillsboro's Vertigo Brewing sells out at 2014 Oregon Brewers Festival

When I visited my first Oregon Brewers Festival in downtown Portland on Saturday, one of the longest lines there was for a beer called "Razz Wheat."

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Beer, Drink, Hillsboro, OR

OregonLive.com

As feds probe Cover Oregon, state has approved criminal defense costs for five former employees

The state wil pay for criminal defense costs of five former employees involved in the Cover Oregon health exchange fiasco as the FBI investigates.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Business Journal

Where is Kaiser expanding in Oregon? Hint: It's a university town

The office initially will have at least four primary care physicians and will also coordinate with local providers.

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BlueOregon

Why the Working Families Party is supporting the Oregon Open Primary ballot measure

The Oregon Working Families Party supports the Oregon Open Primary ballot measure.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, OH

OregonLive.com

Northwest wildfires: Crews battle 5 new blazes in Oregon and Washington

The largest has charred 1,000 acres southwest of Condon. Another fire in Oregon has burned 500 acres of private land northwest of Kimberly.

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