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3 hrs ago | 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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Oregon firefighters chase new lightning fires

Many of the new fire reports came from the same areas around Prineville and in the Ochoco National Forest that were hard hit in the last lightning storm, said the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Prineville, OR, Metolius, OR

Willamette Week

Wooos and Brews: Oregon Brewfest 2014

This year's Oregon Brewers Festival has something for every kind of beer lover, and there are many kinds of beer lover.

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Related Topix: Beer, Life, Fruits, Food, Old Town (Portland, OR), Brothers, OR

OregonLive.com

You loved the 7 wonders of Oregon, but you'll hate these 7 non-wonders

Terry Richard is setting off on a noble effort to name the 7 best hikes in the 7 Wonders of Oregon , as chosen in a Travel Oregon Marketing campaign .

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Related Topix: Entertainment

OregonLive.com

Mark Katches named new editor of The Oregonian and VP of Oregonian Media Group

Mark Katches, a nationally recognized leader of investigative and enterprise journalism, has been named vice president of content for the Oregonian Media Group and editor of The Oregonian.

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Related Topix: Journalism

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Pranksters smear Ore. cars with doughnuts

Police in Oregon are on the hunt for vandals who are smearing cars in one neighborhood with doughnuts and other baked goods.

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OregonLive.com

Mount Hood, seven great hikes around one of 7 Wonders of Oregon

Here are seven wonderful hikes at Mount Hood and the surrounding Mount Hood National Forest , in Clackamas and Hood River counties of the northern Oregon Cascades.

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Related Topix: Hood River County, OR, Clackamas County, OR, Government Camp, OR, Travel

Portland Tribune

Governor candidates sharpen differences

Richardson seeks to paint Kitzhaber as someone voters should not have elected a record third time, let alone win a fourth term on Nov. 4. During their first joint appearance last week in Salem, Richardson played up the failures of the Cover Oregon website and the Columbia River Crossing, labeling Kitzhaber as an absentee governor during the past ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Marijuana

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Pastry pranks: Vandals smear cars with baked goods

No, we're talking pastry here - maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard.

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Related Topix: Weird

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Prisoner scales fence to escape Oregon jail

A man awaiting trial for theft managed to escape an Oregon jail after he was let outside as part of a work crew, fled across the jail parking lot and jumped a fence in the latest in a string of Oregon prisoner escapes, authorities said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Deschutes County, OR

OregonLive.com

Why raising Oregon's speed limit to 70 mph would likely lead to more highway deaths

Oregon law allows interstate speed limits of up to 70 mph . So why doesn't the state Department of Transportation go ahead and just put the metal to the pedal already? In my latest Oregonian commuting column , I explained how ODOT has sided with highway engineers and medical experts who insist that even a 5 mph boost in the state's maximum speed ... (more)

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The Oregonian

Central Oregon wildfires: Firefighters battle winds but make headway

Firefighters battling six large wildfires or sets of blazes in Central Oregon have been up against gusty winds over the past 24 hours but cooler temperatures have enabled crews to make some headway.

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Related Topix: Weather, Prineville, OR, Fossil, OR, Grass Valley, OR

Wall Street Journal

In Portland, Riders on Tiny Bikes Go 'Zoobombing'

Every Sunday night, bikers gather in the hills of Portland, Oregon to race on bikes made for children.

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