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3 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

Timber co. donors boost Richardson campaign

The Republican nominee for governor said two weeks ago that his campaign raised $350,000 over a one-month period, but his aides declined to disclose the donors.

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10 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Did Gov. Kitzhaber keep his word when he promised to support a cigarette tax increase? PolitiFact Oregon

Gov. John Kitzhaber said he would support a cigarette tax if one were passed by the Legislature.

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17 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Intel's tax breaks: Historic 30-year deal approved by Hillsboro, Washington County

The Washington County Board of Commissioners and the Hillsboro City Council hold a joint meeting to vote on an historic, 30-year deal granting massive tax breaks to Intel.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Clackamas Review

Review starts of rules for oil trains

Prompted by a surge in crude-oil shipments through Oregon, a state committee began Tuesday to review changes in the rules governing railroad movements of hazardous materials.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Train Disaster, US Governors, Newberg, OR

Washington Examiner

Under assault from Big Green, coal is fighting back

When Oregon regulators killed plans for Columbia River coal export docks Aug. 18, Big Green redirected its minions and money northward to the decisive battlefield: Cherry Point, Wash., and the proposed $600 million Pacific Gateway Terminal for shipping 48 million tons of Powder River Basin coal annually from Montana , Wyoming and North Dakota to ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, North Dakota, US Governors, Washington, Washington Government, Canada

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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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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OregonLive.com

Clarendon Regional Early Learning Center highlights increasing attention to pre-kindergarten classes

Eileen Isham, the co-director of Head Start programs at Portland Public Schools, peeks into a room at the new Clarendon Regional Early Learning Center.

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The Oregonian

Feds back down from directive that undermined Oregon Health Plan reforms

John Kitzhaber's reforms to the Oregon Health Plan recently received good news from the federal government, averting fears the state would have to drop creative efforts to cut costs.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, US Governors, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Sherwoodgazette.com

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Sherwood School District Superintendent Heather Cordie was recently appointed by Gov. John Kitzhaber to serve on the Oregon Educators Benefit Board.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Columbian

Results of ILWU vote on contract expected Tuesday

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Tuesday is expected to announce the results of votes taken by its local units on whether to ratify a tentative contract agreement with Northwest grain terminal operators.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen), US Governors

Willamette Week

Gov. John Kitzhaber Looks to Remake SAIF Board

He's now seeking to remake SAIF's top decision making body, nominating three new members to the five-member board.

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KVAL-TV Eugene

Bill Gates, wife, donate $1 million to gun background check initiative

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.

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Independent Women's Forum

$200 Million ObamaCare Website Lawsuit

Do you recall Oregon's multi-million dollar ad campaign to convince young people to buy ObamaCare coverage? Nutty and trippy is the best way to describe an ad that was more like Puff the Magic Dragon on an acid-trip than a recruitment tool for healthcare.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Modern Healthcare

Federal directive threatens Oregon Medicaid reform

Officials responsible for implementing ambitious changes to the Oregon Health Plan are worried a new federal directive could undo the state's Medicaid reform.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, Oregon, IL, Heart Failure, Health, US Governors

OregonLive.com

Oregon governor race: Democrat John Kitzhaber, Republican Dennis Richardson schedule 5 joint appearances

Dennis Richardson and John Kitzhaber prepare for their first debate earlier this summer before the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association in Salem.

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InformationWeek

Governor Kitzhaber statement on lawsuit against Oracle over health insurance website

Just saw this from the governor's press office Governor Kitzhaber today released the following statement in response to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and the Oregon Department of Justice filing suit against Oracle: "When I asked the Attorney General in May to take legal action against Oracle, I thought it was important to hold the company ... (more)

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

OregonLive.com

Disputed reefer jobs back in play as Port of Portland cancels deal with longshore union

A union electrician prepares to plug in a refrigerated container in this August 2012 photo at the Port of Portland's Terminal 6. The jobs were disputed by the Port, the electrical workers and the longshore unon in a dispute that eventually involved the current and former Oregon governors.

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Washington Post

Florida judge approves redrawn congressional maps

A Florida judge on Friday approved the new congressional maps redrawn by Republican legislative leaders in a lawsuit over gerrymandering and ruled that he would not order a special election in affected districts.

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Daily Journal

Oregon sues Oracle Corp. over state's troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange

The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

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