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14 hrs ago |

Oregon should not pick alternative-fuel winners: Guest opinion

In February, Gov. John Kitzhaber announced the formation of a new Clean Fuels Work Advisory Committee, a step in the right direction as the state looks to "maximize the economic development potential of clean fuels in Oregon."


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, US Governors, Biofuel, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Opinion

18 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Board increases secrecy for disciplined dentists

It will soon be harder to track down the details of new disciplinary cases against dentists after the Oregon Board of Dentistry voted to remove the names of licensees it has disciplined from the board's official newsletter.


Related Topix: Dentistry, Medicine, Oregon, US Governors

Fri Jul 11, 2014


The Yakama Nation vs. Coal Pollution

"The Ambre Energy Morrow Pacific proposal to build a new dock for coal barges in Boardman, Oregon threatens to violate the health of our lands, the health of our people, and violates the rights and privileges reserved for us by our ancestors."


Related Topix: Boardman, OR, US Governors

Son of Columbia River Crossing: Madore floats new bridge plan

Clark County Commissioner Dave Madore is the man with the plan for a new Columbia River bridge.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Willamette Week

Supporters of Ex-Saif Ceo John Plotkin Will Petition Gov. John Kitzhaber

The fallout from SAIF Corp. board's firing of CEO John Plotkin continues. As WW reported earlier, the state-owned worker's compensation insurer fired Plotkin on May 9, just three-months after he started work.


Related Topix: US Governors, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Wed Jul 09, 2014

New Cover Oregon executive director Aaron Patnode will make $215,000 a year

Cover Oregon's new executive director has signed a contract awarding him a base salary of $215,000 a year, more than a $30,000 raise over his predecessor.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US Governors

The La Grande Observer

Loan was a long time in the works

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Related Topix: US Governors, La Grande, OR

Business Journal

Oregon's $643k federal grab aims to fortify outdoor areas

The state snagged nearly $658,000 in federal funds this week. The funding is part of an overall $43.3 million allotted through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.


Related Topix: Oregon, US Governors

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Genetically modified foods: The food fight moves to Oregon

The battle over whether to require labeling of genetically modified foods is moving to its third West Coast state in three years.


Related Topix: Oregon, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Agriculture, Science, US Governors

Agency's control over modified crops is limited

In a letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber, the Oregon Department of Agriculture said state law allows it to create "control areas" for genetically engineered crops to deal with pests and disease.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oregon, Oregon Government, US Governors, Genetics, Medicine, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Rizz ripped; Robinson ready with juvie law; Ennis ready?; BEN Column, July 6, update 4

The column that wishes Sam Feinstein would run for Bridgeton City Council just to see how many votes he would get, and we don't care on whose slate he runs or what cause because he's a just and honest man.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Silverton, OR, University of Oregon, Family, Kids, US Governors

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Under Gov. Kitzhaber, has Oregon's unemployment rate hit the lowest point in three years? PolitiFact Oregon

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, seeking a fourth term, recently claimed that, since he took office, the state's unemployment rate is at its lowest point in three years.


Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon Government, US Governors

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Portland Tribune

SMART gets grant for alternative fuel infrastructure

The South Metro Area Regional Transit Agency has been awarded a $60,000 competitive Oregon grant to support alternative-fueling infrastructure, the city of Wilsonville announced.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Wilsonville, OR, US Governors

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Oregonian

New Oregon program allows mediation for medical errors instead of suing

A mediation program spearheaded by Gov. John Kitzhaber went into effect Tuesday, giving patients and their families an option besides suing when medical errors happen.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tualatin, OR

The Oregonian

John Kitzhaber agrees to debate Dennis Richardson after weeks of indecision

Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday agreed to a July 18 debate with his Republican challenger, Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point.


Related Topix: US Governors, Oregon

Oregon hires firm to link to federal health site

The Oregon Health Authority will pay Deloitte Consulting LLC up to $18.4 million to be the "system integrator" that oversees the transition.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Supreme Court's union ruling a step in the right direction: Editorial Agenda 2014

Gov. John Kitzhaber blasted a proposed "right to work" ballot initiative during a Labor Day picnic at Oaks Park in 2013.


Related Topix: US Governors, Oregon, US News, US Supreme Court, Illinois, Illinois Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Rod Blagojevich, Opinion

The La Grande Observer

Oregon's first lady champions prosperity

Oregon's First Lady, Cylvia Hayes delivers her keynote address at this weekend's SolWest Fair at the Union County Fairgrounds.


Related Topix: US Governors

The La Grande Observer

Community collaboration

Gov. John Kitzhaber, center, listens as Boise Cascade employees explain how the particleboard plant takes in material at one of its dump sites.


Related Topix: US Governors, La Grande, OR, Union County, OR, Eastern Oregon University

The Oregonian

Thousands of Oregon care workers could be affected by Supreme Court decision on union dues

A U.S. Supreme Court decision appears to give thousands of Oregon care workers the right to opt out of paying dues to two of the state's major public employee unions.


Related Topix: Oregon, US Supreme Court, US News, US Governors