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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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OregonLive.com

Do atheists in federal prison merit same rights as others? Oregon inmate says they do

The federal prison complex in Sheridan -- a medium-security prison, a detention center, and a work camp -- sits about 50 miles from Portland, on the edge of Oregon's coastal mountains.

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Related Topix: Prison, Federal Correctional Institution, Sheridan, Federal Prisons, Oregon

Medical News

Report tallies funds committed to federal insurance exchange

The federal government has committed nearly $800 million to the project, according the Health and Human Services' inspector general.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Idaho, Oregon, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Business Journal

City Club of Portland says 'yes' to several Oregon measures, including a new ERA

Among other items, City Club of Portland members want food manufacturers to disclose if they put genetically modified organisms in their items.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Marijuana

OregonLive.com

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, Medicaid, Health

OregonLive.com

As Oregon meets to strengthen oil train disclosure, BNSF questions media's presence

Columbia River Gorge fire chiefs learned mile-long oil trains moved through their communities not from railroads but because of this April photo by an amateur photographer.

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Related Topix: Oregon, US Governors, John Kitzhaber

Local TV Station KTVZ

Former inmate suing Oregon for nearly $50K

A 32-year-old former inmate who claims he injured his knee while climbing down from his prison bunk bed is suing the state of Oregon for $49,637.

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

Business Journal

Database showing quality of Oregon health clinics gets a shot in the arm

The Oregon Health Care Quality Corp. has released its annual scores for primary care providers, but this year's report is much more comprehensive than past scorecards.

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The Oregonian

Three debates scheduled for Gov. John Kitzhaber and Rep. Dennis Richardson; Working Families Party gives nod, Oregon governor race

Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and his challenger Republican Rep. Dennis Richardson have scheduled three debates; dates for two more have yet to be nailed down.

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Related Topix: Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Central Point, OR, Medford, OR

Local TV Station KTVZ

Kulongoski appointed to Western Ore. Univ. board

Gov. John Kitzhaber is appointing his predecessor, Ted Kulongoski, to the newly created board of trustees for Western Oregon University.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber, Ted Kulongoski, Oregon, Western Oregon University

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Portland Tribune

Citizen review panel split on Measure 92

If the vote by a Citizens' Initiative Review panel is any indication, the arguments will be robust for and against a proposed Oregon requirement for labeling of foods with genetically modified organisms - and the outcome of Measure 92 will be close.

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Willamette Week

Citizen Panel Narrowly Votes 'No' GMO Labelling Measure

A citizen initiative review narrowly passed a "no" recommendation on a November ballot measure that calls for the labeling of genetically modified foods.

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