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5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Some tax day advice on tax reform: Editorial Agenda 2014

April 15 is the Internal Revenue Service deadline for filing annual tax returns, and a good time to reflect on the need for tax reform.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Washington County, OR, Opinion

23 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Oregon employers report big boost in vacancies

Oregon employers are reporting 10,000 more job vacancies than they had a year ago and more trouble finding the right candidates, leading to higher wages, according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Oregonian

Oregon Department of Corrections tries 'owl boxes' to rid rodents, avoid poisons

Chad Naugle, the sustainability coordinator for the Oregon Department of Corrections, shows off an "owl box" installed at the prison system's training center in Salem to attract owls that will kill rodents.

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The Oregonian

Pulitzer Prize: The Oregonian wins for editorial writing; finalist for explanatory reporting

Investigative reporter Les Zaitz was also named a finalist for explanatory reporting for a series detailing the lethal infiltration of Mexican drug cartels in Oregon.

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Business Journal

Knight Cancer Challenge will save lives, create jobs and build a future for Oregon

Vanessa Sturgeon is president of TMT Development Co., a Portland real estate development and management firm established by her grandfather, Tom Moyer.

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Medford Mail Tribune

Agents can navigate Cover Oregon site

Consumers still can't go online and buy insurance through the Cover Oregon website.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

OregonLive.com

Guest: Why we should support Arctic oil extraction

By David Holt Earlier this year, President Barack Obama declared that the U.S. produced more oil than it imports for the first time in 20 years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Oregon, Opinion

KATU-TV Portland

Oregon's top prosecutor on child sex trafficking: "We still have a long way to go'

Oregon's top prosecutor says there is a key piece missing in our area to help reduce a form of modern day slavery.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

OregonLive.com

Seaside dishes up sun, making fun day for all on Oregon's coast

Sending out their best from Seaside and the Oregon coast are Irina Zlipca, Nadia Dobosh, Daniela Griciuc and Diana Morosan, all of Tacoma.

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OregonLive.com

Guest worker bill would hurt Americans: Guest opinion

For decades, the Democratic Party has styled itself the champion of working Americans.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Oregon, Representative Kurt Schrader, Opinion

OregonLive.com

Viral videos, disgraced teachers, college doors opened to Oregonians with disabilities: Top education news of the week

Smart work by a few Oregon students lit up national news this week, as readers paid attention to the national Peabody Award for some clever University of Oregon students' anti-rape video and to the also-very-clever question posed to Hillary Clinton onstage in Portland by a 6-year-old Glencoe Elementary student.

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Related Topix: Oregon, University of Oregon, Portland State University

Modern Healthcare

Turnaround expert takes on Cover Oregon challenge

The task of getting Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange back on track is now in the hands of a Portland, Ore., consulting firm that specializes in turning around struggling businesses.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Salem, OR, Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Oregonian

Transgender prisoners in Oregon to get formal policy on intake procedures

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, in Wilsonville, serves as the intake center for male and female prisoners and houses women in low-security and medium-security housing.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Oregon, Prison, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, State Prisons

The Oregonian

Beaverton leaders to consider continued financial boost for social services funding committee

Meals on Wheels, the Beaverton branch of which is based out of the Elsie Stuhr Center, is one organization that has received funding from Beaverton's social services funding grants.

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