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3 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.

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7 hrs ago | CBS Atlanta

Yankees' Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar

A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.

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7 hrs ago | Canadian Business Magazine

Oregon panel recommends dropping troubled exchange for private policies, using federal system

After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon's botched online health exchange, an advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the state drop the site for private policies and have Oregonians instead shop for them on the federal online marketplace.

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8 hrs ago | The Oregonian

'Tax' wording on liquor privatization measure could be misleading, Oregon Supreme Court says

A forklift operator at Southern Wine & Spirits in Puyallup, Wash., drives past a stack of liquor boxes in February.

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12 hrs ago | The St Paul Journal

Oregon asks firm to stop using fetal tissue from BC to generate power

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16 hrs ago | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

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An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from... An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste ... (more)

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

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National Review Online

Ideologues Bootstrap Assisted Suicide to LGBT

Compassion and Choices has no shame. Now, they have bootstrapped assisted suicide onto the recent success of LGBT issues .

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Daily Kos

Pushback is building after privatization horror stories spread

Privatization horror stories are not new, but there is something new coming out of them: pushback against reckless privatization of public property and services.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Oregon, Liberal Political News

Advocate

Oregon Marriage Ban Goes to Court Today, Without NOM's Defense

Opening arguments in the legal challenge to Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage will go on as scheduled today at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, after the judge slated to hear those arguments declined to delay the trial to allow the National Organization for Marriage to intervene in defense of the law.

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OregonLive.com

Dennis Richardson goes on the attack against Cover Oregon, Gov. John Kitzhaber

Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, is making Cover Oregon a key issue in his campaign to unseat Gov. John Kitzhaber.

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Common Dreams

ACLU: Federal Court to Hear Arguments in Challenge to Oregon Marriage Ban

April 23 - A federal court will hear arguments today in a challenge to Oregon's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

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Medford Mail Tribune

Legislative funds keep RCC costs from rising

Tuition and fees will remain flat at Rogue Community College next year following a small allocation boost from the Oregon Legislature.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

Judge: No decision until next month on Oregon's same-sex marriage ban

Ben West, a plaintiff in the case to overturn Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage, says he's excited and anxious and will be leaving for Eugene early Wednesday to hear arguments in the case.

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OregonLive.com

Oregon's marijuana legalization campaign receives $100,000 from key donor

An Oregon group backing a marijuana legalization initiative has received a $100,000 contribution from Drug Policy Action , a group that was a key backer of a similar legalization campaign in Washington in 2010.

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WOI-TV West Des Moines

Fugitive killed in Oregon kept notes on girls

An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oregon, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Wyoming Government, Wyoming, Landslide

Portland Tribune

Our Opinion: Wehby is GOP's best shot

Oregon Republicans have a choice in the May primary between a candidate who could give fits to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in November's general election, or one who's more likely to serve as a sacrificial offering to the well-funded Democratic incumbent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Gordon Smith, Senator Jeff Merkley, Republican, Oregon, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

State of Oregon

AG Rosenblum Announces Additional $3.3 Million Grant To Educate More Consumers On Prescription Drugs

Consumers Union's Best Buy Drug Program Provides Unbiased Information on Prescription Drugs Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced an additional $3.3 million grant to extend the Best Buy Drug Program, an initiative of Consumers Union that provides free, non-biased and straightforward information to help consumers make safe and effective ... (more)

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KXL-AM Portland

Portland Woman Sells Notecards With Art By Death Row Inmates

A Portland woman is selling note cards that feature art work by inmates on Oregon's Death Row.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Long-term care insurance rates rising in Oregon

The Salem Statesman Journal says the Oregon Insurance Division has been working its way through rate increase requests.

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