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2 hrs ago | Beaverton Valley Times

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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Mon Jul 21, 2014

KBND-AM Bend

Governor Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson Hold Their First Debate

"Our governor no longer has a passion to serve. He's more aloof and we've seen it in projects like Cover Oregon and the Columbia River Crossing and the wrong headed decisions like hriing Rudy Crew to oversee our education system and failing to hire an systems integrator for Cover Oregon."

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber, Oregon

OregonLive.com

Oregon Business Plan is paying dividends

New jobs data tells a now familiar story about steady improvement in Oregon. Coming out of the great recession, the national economy is undergoing an uneven recovery, but there are strong signs of growth throughout Oregon.

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Related Topix: Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Opinion

OregonLive.com

Cover Oregon board starts mulling its future makeup and direction

The exchange's former executive director Dr. Bruce Goldberg, right, spoke during a Cover Oregon board meeting in Portland in March Battered by controversy, its vision in doubt, the board of Cover Oregon will meet today and tomorrow to start planning its future.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Tigard, OR

Bend Bulletin

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Joel "Charley" Jones sits outside the trailer he lives in with his girlfriend at Robbin's Nest RV Park in Bandon on Jan. 23. Jones shattered his heel bone in October 2012 and almost had his foot amputated after it became infected with gangrene.

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Related Topix: Bandon, OR, Medicine, Coos County, OR, Medicaid, Health, Oregon

Sun Jul 20, 2014

ABC News

Family Spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh Dies

Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Israel, World News, Middle East, Family, Teenagers, Palestinian Territories,

OregonLive.com

In the end, Congress likely to settle food label dispute: Editorial

An apple sprouting fins and eyeballs sits atop a car decorated in support of GMO food labeling in downtown Portland July 18. Congress might not be accomplishing much these days, but that doesn't mean it's not wrestling with significant issues.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Kurt Schrader, Healthcare Law, Law, Representative Mike Pompeo, Republican, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Kos

Latino Labor Group Refuses Demand Of Catholic Hierarchy To Turn Their Backs On LGBT Equality

As Latinos become a larger and more politically powerful section of the American public, there are a number of good reasons to be interested in their political views and affiliations.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Oregon, US News, Liberal Political News

OregonLive.com

Oregonians won't be mislead by GMO labels: Guest opinion

In 1997, the European Union began requiring that genetically engineered foods be labeled, so consumers could make informed decisions about what food they bought.

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OregonLive.com

Putting Oregon's best economic foot forward: Economic Agenda 2014

The emergence of small businesses has helped boost commercial strips like this one on Southeast Gladstone Street near Southeast 39th Ave. Portland and other cities need to encourage such entrepreneurship by keeping regulations and fees for new businesses as low as possible.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Small Business, Personal Finance, Portland, OR, Klamath Falls, OR, Medford, OR, Opinion

Christian Science Monitor

2014 wildfire season worse than usual across the West

A massive, swiftly-moving wildfire has destroyed some 100 homes in several small communities in Washington State northeast of Seattle , sending residents fleeing under mandatory evacuation orders.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Oregon, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Washington Government, Louisiana, Louisiana Government

OregonLive.com

Immigration reform, one Oregon spouse at a time: Editorial

Two students worked on their quad copter last year at Intel's Ultimate Engineering Experience, a camp hosted by Portland Community College at the Rock Creek campus.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Oregon, Opinion

BlueOregon

Pacific Power's got you hooked on Coal

Check your electric bill. Does it say Pacific Power on it? Then let me be the first to tell you: you are addicted to coal.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power

Fri Jul 18, 2014

OregonLive.com

John Kitzhaber, Dennis Richardson clash on economy, state's direction: Oregon governor's debate

Gov. John Kitzhaber and challenger Rep. Dennis Richardson presented sharply contrasting portraits of Oregon in their first debate Friday, with the governor trumpeting job creation and his rival pointing to millions of dollars lost in the Cover Oregon and Columbia River Crossing failures.

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OregonLive.com

Oregon prison official retires amid ethics inquiry into nepotism, alleged abuse of office

The D Block at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem is part of a growing state prison system.

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The Oregonian

Is Oregon's death penalty as 'cruel and unusual' as California's? Oregon politics today

Oregon death penalty foes found a lot to like in a federal court decision handed down this week in California.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Death Penalty, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Oregonian

Cover Oregon officials hope to repair broken state health insurance exchange for 2016

Programmers for Oregon's health exchange last week tried to hammer out bugs that have delayed enrollment for the new Cover Oregon website.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Thu Jul 17, 2014

OregonLive.com

David Sarasohn: Washington will show Oregon what legalization looks like

Rolling over the Interstate Bridge into Legalization Land a few days ago, you could immediately sense a difference long before catching a whiff of anything in the air.

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

The Oregonian

Woman files complaint after her service dogs were banned from a Eugene store

Michel Hilt-Hayden said she relies on her service dogs Panda and Contessa, who were barred from a Eugene store last year by the owner who said they were not service dogs.

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