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Veterans have higher rate of suicide in Oregon

That's according to a report by the Oregon Health Authority that analyzed data from the state's Violent Death Reporting System from 2008 to 2012.


Related Topix: Oregon, Life, Veteran Affairs, Suicide

Sat Jul 12, 2014

New report explores why Oregonians' incomes lag behind the national average

Incomes in Oregon fall far short of the national average, a decades-long dynamic that stems from a handful of causes, according to a new report.


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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Rate of suicide among Oregon military veterans outpaces civilian rates

The Klamath Falls funeral last summer of Oregon Guard soldier Brady Hammer, whose death was initially deemed an accidental suicide.


Related Topix: Oregon, Life, Veteran Affairs, Suicide, Klamath Falls, OR

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Whoops! Police say tow truck tried to snag cop car

Authorities said Thursday they arrested the owner of Whoops Towing as he tried to haul off an undercover police car in Oregon.


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The Oregonian

Medical marijuana in Oregon: Medford activist Lori Duckworth sentenced to probation in pot case

Lori Duckworth, a well-known marijuana activist in southern Oregon, pleaded guilty this week to a felony drug charge in connection with a medical marijuana outlet she operated in Medford.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon, Activism, Medford, OR


Report: Obamacare Gets More Oregonians, Washingtonians Covered

A new report indicates that the Affordable Care Act is getting more Oregon and Washington residents covered with health insurance.


Related Topix: Oregon, Washington, Washington Government, Health Insurance, Health

Pete Julian's race isn't over, but the Oregon Project coach is kicking cancer

A drug called Gleevec, which Pete Julian began taking in 2008, has held his cancer at bay.


Related Topix: Oregon, Medicine, Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Pordland Mercury

The Money's on Election Reform

JIM KELLY, scion of a well-known Portland construction family, moved out to a ranch in Eastern Oregon a few years back, not long before selling his own iconic business concern, Rejuvenation.


Related Topix: Oregon, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, US News

Business Journal

How oil and gas leases are building Oregon parks

Editor's note: Sustainable Business Oregon was recently integrated with the Portland Business Journal website to reflect a changing business landscape.


Related Topix: Oregon, US Governors, John Kitzhaber

ABC News

Pot Gives Oregonians a Reason to Visit 'The Couv'

Mayor Tim Leavitt cut a green ribbon outside Main Street Marijuana on Wednesday, opening the doors to the first recreational marijuana store in Vancouver, Washington.


Related Topix: Oregon, Marijuana

Portland Tribune

New Seasons endorses GMO label campaign

No surprise here, but New Seasons Market is the latest local business to endorse the Oregon Right to Know Campaign, which will ask voters on the Nov. 4 ballot to require GMO labeling on all food products.


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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Oregonian

Oregon marijuana legalization advocates aim for 'the new gold standard'

One of the country's leading drug policy reformers visited Oregon Tuesday to make a pitch for legalizing pot, calling the recreational marijuana initiative headed to the November ballot "the new gold standard" of marijuana reform efforts.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon, Multnomah County, OR

The Gazette

Legal pot now a short drive for many Oregonians

The closest legal pot shop to Portland opens Wednesday, just across the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington.


Related Topix: Oregon, Drugs, Marijuana

State of Oregon

Oregon Settles with Ranbaxy for $2.3 Million

The settlement resolves allegations that Ranbaxy sold prescription drugs in Oregon that were not manufactured properly.


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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Who's Next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have allowed marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more could follow.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Oregon


Great news! The Hobby Lobby ruling does not apply in Oregon

After last week's ruling on the highly anticipated Hobby Lobby case, the country is on high alert.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon, ACLU, Ted Kulongoski, US Governors, Women's Health, Health

Oregon: Agency's control over modified crops is limited

In a letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber, the Oregon Department of Agriculture said state law allows it to create "control areas" for genetically engineered crops to deal with pests and disease.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Genetics, Medicine, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Washington forcing Oregon's hand on pot legalization: Editorial Agenda 2014

When Washington voters privatized retail liquor sales in 2011, new fees and taxes raised prices so dramatically that some Washingtonians began buying their booze in Oregon .


Related Topix: Oregon, Washington, Washington Government, Marijuana, Multnomah County, OR, Washington County, OR, Opinion

Dr. Charles Mueller joins Surgical & Burn Specialists group at The Oregon Clinic

The Oregon Clinic is pleased to welcome Charles R. Mueller, MD, FACS to its Surgical and Burn Specialists group in Portland.


Related Topix: Oregon, Medicine, Surgery, US Military, US Air Force, Portland, OR, Oregon Health & Science University

Agri Marketing

Activists Generate 155,000 Signatures To Place GMO Labeling Vote In Oregon

ACTIVISTS GENERATE 155,000 SIGNATURES TO PLACE GMO LABELING VOTE IN OREGON Jul. 7, 2014 Source: Proponents of a ballot measure to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon said Wednesday they're turning in more than 155,000 signatures - far more than needed to qualify the measure for a statewide vote in November.


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