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6 min ago | The Oregonian

Lockdown ends at eastern Oregon prison after deadly shooting of inmate

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution returned to normal operations on Tuesday after a four-day lock down that followed the first shooting death of a state prisoner in decades .

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

2 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Oregon film and TV office names Tim Williams new executive director

Tim Williams, whose resume includes producing and directing plays in London, partnering in a New York independent film company and recently working on the movie version of "Wild," is the new executive director of the Oregon Governor's Office of Film and Television.

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Related Topix: Oregon, New York Government, New York, Wild, Books, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Movies, Entertainment

3 hrs ago | KVAL-TV Eugene

Will low turnout plague November election?

Oregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary.

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Related Topix: Oregon, US News

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Oregonian

Oregon has one of nation's worst school absenteeism rates, contributing to mediocre reading and math skills, study says

The two empty spots in the middle of Diane Coughlin's sophomore English class at Banks High School stand out.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

OregonLive.com

Prospect of state retirement fund makes small business owners nervous: Guest opinion

In response to The Oregonian's Aug. 19 editorial, "Oregon Retirement Savings Task Force shows appropriate caution" : I am a small business owner with 34 employees.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Small Business, Oregon, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WMTV Madison

Only on NBC15: Oregon Police Chief retires, former officer speaks out

In April of this year, the Department of Justice told village officials they were investigating Oregon Police Chief Doug Pettit.

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Washington Times

5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections

By the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known.

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Related Topix: Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Willamette University, US News

The Oregonian

Should people eligible for food stamps take them? Poll

Katie Furia, SNAP Outreach Manager for Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, tells about the hundreds of thousands of Oregonians who are eligible for food stamps but don't apply.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

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, State Prisons, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution

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, State Prisons, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Prison

OregonLive.com

How Oregon cops know if you're stoned behind the wheel

This June 20, 2012 file photo shows David Kosmecki, left, talking to Idaho State Police Trooper Justin Klitch in Fruitland, Idaho.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Drugs, Marijuana

NWAonline

Benton County OKs Training For Juvenile Probation Staff

Benton County's justices of the peace Thursday earmarked $17,800 so the the county's juvenile probation staff can go to California and Oregon to observe model facilities in those states.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Arkansas, Arkansas Government

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Beaverton Valley Times

Lines drawn in alternative driver's license debate - Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:20

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, Immigration Reform, Prison

The Oregonian

Safe in a shake: Protect yourself, your home now before the Big One

Stacey Schubert doesn't scare easily, but when she was asked by Clean Energy Works if she wanted to participate in a Federal pilot project to seismically retrofit her 1942 bungalow in Southeast Portland, "I didn't hesitate.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Oregon

OregonLive.com

Oregon's economy would get $500 million infusion if everyone eligible for food stamps accepted them

Katie Furia, SNAP Outreach Manager for Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, tells about the hundreds of thousands of Oregonians who are eligible for food stamps but don't apply.

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Medical News

Exchange roundup: 2,000 Oregonians must switch plans; Georgia Medicaid applicants still in limbo

Oregonian : Cover Oregon: At Least 2,000 Oregonians Need To Change Coverage Due To Health Exchange Errors Cover Oregon will hold a special open enrollment period for 1,400 Oregonians who were incorrectly enrolled into the low-income Oregon Health Plan by the state's troubled health insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: Oregon, MO, Oregon, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Portland Tribune

Appeals court: Foes of same-sex marriage can't intervene

A federal appeals court has dismissed the last pending defenders of Oregon's ban against marriage by same-sex couples, a ban struck down by a federal judge three months ago.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Oregon, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Business Journal

Curing hep-C will take a diverse strategy, including price breaks from drug-makers

The recent discussion regarding funding of new medications for hepatitis-C treatment by the Oregon Health Plan has brought several facts into focus: Medications with few side effects will soon to be available to cure over 90 percent of HCV patients, with the promise of saving lives and reducing future medical costs.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Oregon

Portland Architecture

Making connections: the Collaborative Life Sciences Building

For starters, it's really not one building that comprises its 650,000 square feet but three: the 12-story Skourtes Tower on the north end, the smaller South Bar to the south, and a large glass-ensconced atrium in between that includes wood-wrapped auditoriums at the building's front and back entrances.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Portland State University

Courthouse News Service

State AG Says Oracle Doomed Launch of Oregon's Health Insurance Exchange

Oracle America Inc. fraudulently induced the state of Oregon and its health insurance exchange to purchase more than $240,000,000 worth of products and services that ultimately doomed the exchanged to failure, the state's attorney general claims.

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