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4 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Oregon providers make less from Medicare, and health, medical culture explain why

Radiologists, oncologists and other specialists showed up as receiving larger reimbursements in a recent federal Medicare data release.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, Radiology, Medicine, Oncology

8 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Church-goers to deliver baked goods to dancers at Sunset Strip Gentlemen's Club

The Sunset Strip Gentlemen's Club in Beaverton is on a local church's list - a cookie delivery list, that is.

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12 hrs ago | Statesman Journal

Liz Dent named new Forests Division chief

Liz Dent has been named chief of the Oregon Department of Forestry's State Forests Division.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon State University

16 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Driver-ed courses swell with DMV rule change

As of January, teenagers who successfully complete a state-approved driver education program will be spared the stress of a driving test by the DMV, and the programs are reporting increased enrollments since the rule change.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Oregon

20 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Tilikum Crossing embraces First Oregonians

The committee unanimously recommended this name to TriMet because we believe it holds the most promise to connect the people of our region today with the long past of people who have been here for thousands of years.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

BlueOregon

Oregonians United For Equality

This past February, Basic Rights Oregon distributed polling results showing a record number of Oregonians support marriage equality, with 55 percent of respondents agreeing that every Oregon citizen should be able to marry whoever they love regardless of sexual orientation.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, George Bush

Townhall

Oregon Pro-lifers Start 'Drive-Thru' Pledge to Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

The only thing that makes Tax Day worse is finding out where exactly your tax dollars are going.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Oregon

OregonLive.com

Japanese tsunami debris threat wanes along Oregon coast

The sun sets on the tsunami dock removal at Agate State Beach, north of Newport in August 2012.

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The Pordland Mercury

Choices, Choices

IT'S AN EMBARRASSMENT of riches for a state that recently went three decades without a vote on marijuana: This November, it's entirely possible you'll have the chance to vote on not one, not two, but three initiatives that would legalize pot.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Oregon

The Oregonian

Oregon welfare audit finds little to no progress in moving recipients into jobs

Jennifer Noonan, 23, and her children, Taima Willeto , 5, and Wenona Willeto, 3, receive cash assistance for needy families, food stamps and a federal housing voucher.

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The Oregonian

University of Oregon's Steve Huter inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

Steve Huter, director of an Internet resource center at the University of Oregon, talks with Senegalese officials about plans to expand Internet access there.

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Willamette Week

Kristina Olvera Says She is a Woman. The Prison System Says He is a Man.

Kristina Olvera wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of crossing her legs when she sits, applying eyeliner and pouting her lips.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Prison, State Prisons, Columbia River Correctional Institution, Transgender

The Oregonian

Oregon Youth Authority staffers and at-risk youth push statewide food drive

Volunteers with the Oregon Food Bank Network, seen here in a 2012 file photo, donate millions of hours of their time each year.

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Related Topix: Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Free Republic

Jason Conger: Oregon’s Tipping Point Conservative

Every year since 1976, except 2008, the number of Democrats in Oregon has dropped, yet establishment-type Republican candidates continue to lose in the Beaver State.

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Related Topix: Oregon, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Tue Apr 15, 2014

OregonLive.com

Editorial: State must find a way forward on Cover Oregon

'I've got to figure out how much money comes in and goes out,' Hamstreet said, 'because money drives everything - even in government.'

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

The Orlando Sentinel

Medicaid's challenge: Health-care access: My Word

Contrary to what Scott Maxwell writes in his Sunday column, "On schools, taxes, beer, give 'em hugs - or give 'em hell," expanding Medicaid will not "save lives and generate tens of thousands of jobs."

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Oregon, Opinion

OregonLive.com

Oregon environmentalists, public health activists to return products...

Ali Sacash-Johnson of Vancouver holds her daughter as they shop at Mother Nature's, a green baby store in Southeast Portland.

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The Oregonian

Portland police officer under internal investigation for repeatedly skirting parking fees

Portland Police Officer James Escobar and Reserve Officer John Kirby collect guns during a firearms turn-in for Ceasefire Oregon in 2011.

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CSRwire.com

Open Adoption - " It's ...

In Creating Good Work: The World's Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy , I brought together some of the world's foremost social innovators to share with others how to make social entrepreneurship work.

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OregonLive.com

'Most intriguing' Oregon pols: Ron Wyden gets bumped; will Phil Knight make Elite 8?

Here's the way things look as we head into the final week of voting for Oregon's most intriguing political figure.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Oregon, Scappoose, OR

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