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6 min ago | Free Republic

Feds to Take Over Oregon's Failed $300 Million Health Insurance Exchange [zero enrollees]

The state of Oregon received $303 million in federal grants-more than all but two other states-to build and operate a health insurance exchange, dubbed Cover Oregon, under Obamacare.

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4 hrs ago | KMIR 6

Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

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 | Construction Equipment

Oregon DEQ Begins Next Phase of Clean Fuels Program

In Februrary 2014, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber instructed the state's Department of Environmental Quality to develop rules for the next phase of the Oregon Clean Fuels Program.

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12 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

My View: After lean years, it's time for PPS to invest, prosper

On March 31, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Portland Public Schools board my seventh budget proposal as superintendent.

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16 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Horizon Christian High School a Leader in "Dual Credit"...

In early March, Gov. John Kitzhaber signed Senate Bill 1574A, which involves changing a state statute governing dual credit options - classes high schoolers take to receive college credit and secondary school credit simultaneously.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Oregonian

ODOT backs down from plan to limit disclosure of oil train shipments

An amateur photographer captured this picture of an oil train moving through Mosier, Oregon, on April 18. Union Pacific acknowledged it was the first mile-long oil train to move through Hood River and other gorge communities in Oregon.

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The Ashland Daily Tidings

Local attorneys favor incumbent Peterson for circuit judgeship

Jackson County attorneys surveyed in an Oregon State Bar poll chose incumbent Adam Peterson as their preference for Jackson County Circuit Court judge Position 2. Peterson, who was appointed by Gov. John Kitzhaber in 2013, garnered 57 votes in the poll.

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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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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

Advocate-News

Ranchers, Klamath tribes sign deal to share water; Karuk Tribe...

Cattle ranchers and American Indian tribes long at odds over scarce water in Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin signed an agreement Friday to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat for endangered fish the tribes hold sacred.

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OregonLive.com

Steve Duin blog: ODOT bends the knee to its railroad masters

If there remains any doubt as to whom the Oregon Department of Transportation "serves," Tuesday's story by The Oregonian's Rob Davis eliminates it.

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OregonLive.com

Gay marriage in Oregon: Multnomah County 'ready to go' if judge strikes down statewide ban

The Multnomah County workers responsible for issuing marriage licenses are ready to serve same-sex couples, should a federal judge rule Wednesday that Oregon's statewide ban on gay marriage is illegal.

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OregonLive.com

John Kitzhaber gets early fund-raising headstart on GOP challenger Dennis Richardson

Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber continues to sprint far ahead of his likely Republican challenger, Rep. Dennis Richardson, when it comes to campaign fund-raising.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Miami Herald

Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.

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The Oregonian

Two timber companies win bids to buy Elliott State Forest parcels

Gov. John Kitzhaber and other state leaders wanted to know who'd be interested in buying the Elliott State Forest if the state decided to sell the land it owns near Coos Bay.

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Portland Tribune

Oregon sheriffs oppose driver cards measure

Oregon's sheriffs voted April 17 to oppose a ballot measure that would allow the state to issue driver cards to residents who cannot prove their legal presence in the country.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

10-year-old homeless advocate spends weekend on the streets

A 10-year old Junction City boy camped with Eugene's homeless Friday for a night to get a first-hand experience of what homeless life is like.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Redwood Times

Ranchers, Klamath tribes sign deal to share water; Karuk Tribe...

Cattle ranchers and American Indian tribes long at odds over scarce water in Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin signed an agreement Friday to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat for endangered fish the tribes hold sacred.

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Related Topix: Klamath, CA, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Governors, Hoopa, CA

OregonLive.com

Susan Nielsen: Beating GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby won't be brain surgery, either

Monica Wehby, the pediatric neurosurgeon aiming to unseat U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley , D-Ore., has a favorite line for her campaign ads and interviews.

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American Society for Quality

Quality, Coordinated Medical Care Supports Cost-Cutting Efforts

There may be a silver lining to employers' move to high-deductible health plans: It is making medical providers more conscious of the need to control costs.

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