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46 min ago | The Nation
In February of 2013, five members of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection testified before the Senate health and human services committee in defense of Senate Bill 123 - mandating the adoption of an Oregon Foster Youth Bill of Rights and the hiring of a state foster youth ombudsman.
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1 hr ago | Washington Times
More than five months after Oregon's botched health-insurance exchange failed to go live, concern is mounting for another, less visible state IT project that was built in conjunction with the exchange, using the same technology.
5 hrs ago | National Center for Policy Analysis
Federal grants to develop state health exchanges cost more than $1.2 billion, says Peter Suderman, senior editor at Reason Magazine.
10 hrs ago | OregonLive.com
TRANSPORTATION The board of directors at Portland Streetcar Inc. has hired Dan Bower as executive director, responsible for the operation and development.
Oregon will ask the federal government for permission to give Oregonians more time to comply with the Affordable Care Act because of delays with the state's online health insurance exchange.
A native of Indiana, John Whiteaker was born on May 4, 1820. The son of John Whiteaker and Nancy Smales, he was one of five children.
The biggest outstanding issue is the budget, including Oregon Health & Science University's request for the state to fund cancer research facilities and additional funding for prisons and social services.
A decision by the Oregon Department of Human Services to award custody of a 6-year-old Oregon girl to her biological father in Mexico has been upheld by a Marion County judge.
"Split Ways & Means, get the Senate to vote on these bills, preserve some decorum for this body and end this session on a good note," said Sen. Tim Knopp , R-Bend.
In this Oct. 5, 2013 photo, volunteers harvest hemp at a farm in Springfield, Colo.
Opponents of a law allowing people to obtain driver cards if they can't show they are in the country legally turn in the signatures needed to place the issue on the November ballot.
The Older Americans Act was passed nearly 50 years ago to address the overwhelming number of seniors who fell into poverty as they aged.
Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill Tuesday that will require all state and municipal police departments and sheriffs' offices to draft policies for older and vulnerable adults who wander away from their homes.
This is a still image from one of the Cover Oregon television ads running on local TV stations.
The investigative arm of Congress on Wednesday agreed to look into problems with state health exchange websites around the country.
Illmaculate, minutes before deciding to leave the Blue Monk without performing Saturday, in protest to police presence at the event.
Portland archbishop Alexander Sample leads a Nov. 17, 2013 mass at St. Clare Parish in Southwest Portland in the wake of the destruction in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan.