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  1. The Latest: Senate revives health care study billRead the original story

    13 min ago | Washington Times

    The Oregon Legislature is pressing to adjourn, perhaps as soon as Monday. Here's a look at the latest developments: The bill passed without discussion and near unanimous support on Monday after House and Senate Democrats resolved an impasse that had held up the bill for weeks.

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  2. The Latest: Senate revives health care study billRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | Bellingham Herald

    The Oregon Legislature is pressing to adjourn, perhaps as soon as Monday. Here's a look at the latest developments: The Senate has revived and passed a bill paying for a study of the best way to finance health care.

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  3. Your July 6 Pre-Trip: Oregon launches per-mile charging systemRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Fleet Owner Magazine

    According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, the program, , allows Oregonians to enroll their vehicles and pay 1.5 cents per mile instead of the state's gas tax. Participants will receive credit on their bill for state gas tax paid at the pump.

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  4. Oregon issues final order in gay wedding cake caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

    Owners of a Portland-area bakery that denied service to a same-sex couple must pay $135,000 in damages, the Bureau of Labor and Industries has ruled. The damages are for emotional suffering caused by Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which two years ago refused to bake a wedding cake for Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer. 6 comments

  5. Support a single-payer health care system: LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | OregonLive.com

    Single-payer health care: Regarding "Many will face higher 2016 premiums," : When will Americans get it? Why aren't we outraged? The Oregonian/OregonLive's Nick Budnick reports that Portland may see some of the biggest hikes in insurance premiums, although "Oregon premiums will still be competitive with other states." Budnick also reports that Moda was "approved for a 25.6 percent average increase."

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  6. HVAC business impostors target WashingtoniansRead the original story

    Yesterday | Sammamish Review

    The Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has uncovered a group of individuals claiming to be affiliated with local HVAC businesses under the guise of legitimate subcontractors. The schemers allegedly set up appointments with unsuspecting consumers and then pressure them into paying much more than quoted - often for shoddy work.

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  7. In brief: Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Oregon, no damage reportedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Erie Times News

    Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene. Hundreds of people reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they felt the quake, which struck at 8:42 a.m. Saturday.

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  8. How Much Are ObamaCare Premiums Going Up In OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | FreedomWorks

    Government goes to those who show up. FreedomWorks makes it easy to hold your elected officials accountable in our fully interactive Action Center.

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  9. Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Oregon, no damage reportedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Miami Herald

    Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene. Hundreds of people reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they felt the quake, which struck at 8:42 a.m. Saturday.

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  10. Congress must preserve funding for family planningRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | OregonLive.com

    Showing yet again how out of touch they are with the public, some members of Congress are working to eliminate the nation's family planning program, known as Title X, and practically shut down federal teen pregnancy prevention and sex education programs. Talking about programs funded by Congress can be complicated and more than a little bit abstract.

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  11. Bakery Must Pay $135,000 To Lesbian Couple For Refusing To Bake Wedding CakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Refinery 29

    The owners of a Portland, Oregon bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple must pay $135,000 in damages, reports The Guardian . Two years ago, Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein refused to bake a wedding cake for Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, citing their religious beliefs, and now, thanks to a ruling from the Bureau of Labor and Industries, they must compensate the lesbian couple for the emotional suffering that refusal caused.

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  12. Massive health insurance hikes hit OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Washington Examiner

    Opponents of the healthcare law pounced on the huge rate hikes, saying that it shows the law is not in fact lowering healthcare costs as originally promised. Some Oregon residents could pay up to 38 percent more for health insurance next year, the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between Obamacare's supporters and opponents over premiums.

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  13. Legal marijuana and post-Kitzhaber ethics reform: This week in new Oregon lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Oregonian

    ... pot now have the right to ban retail operations without first seeking a referendum. HB 2019 expands the Oregon Government Ethics Commission from seven members to nine, while speeding up its timelines for investigating ethics complaints and giving ...

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  14. Budget bills emerge, signal the end is nigh for Oregon lawmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | OregonLive.com

    The Oregon Legislature continued its end-of-session blitz Friday, with key committees taking up the final budget bills before adjourning for the weekend. Senate leaders had hoped to press through the July Fourth holiday, approve the last few bills and end the 2015 session sometime Saturday or Sunday.

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  15. Oregon House approves bill on chemicals in kids' products, now heads to Kate BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | The Oregonian

    Senate Bill 478 , approved 43-17, would require the manufacturers and importers of children's products to report 66 "high priority chemicals of concern" - including formaldehyde, arsenic and mercury - to the Oregon Health Authority or Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse, and create and eight-year phase out from select products. Proponents said it would inform parents on the presence of the chemicals, some of which have been linked to diseases and developmental disabilities.

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  16. Pot's quiet debut; and flags dominate the newsRead the original story

    Friday Jul 3 | Baker City Herald

    Day 3 of Oregon's great marijuana experiment has arrived and I have yet to detect a miasma of patchouli wafting over Baker City, or a cacophony of the Grateful Dead reverberating through the streets. Pot tends to induce a certain placidity in most people, after all, unless there's a platter of burritos nearby.

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  17. Oregon Official Silences Christian Cake Bakers Who're Accused of - Mental Rape' by Gay CoupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Breitbart.com

    Not content with trampling freedom of religion, Oregon authorities have now turned to freedom of speech, issuing a gag order to the Christian owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa forbidding them from speaking or writing about their Christian beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. On Thursday, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian upheld a preliminary finding that sentenced Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Christian bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to a fine of $135,000 in emotional damages to the homosexual couple they denied service, but also added a new provision forbidding them to speak about their unwillingness to serve a gay marriage.

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  18. July 4th fireworks on West Coast banned over fears wayward sparks...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Daily Mail

    Authorities battling dozens of large wildfires along the parched West Coast are clamping down on Independence Day fireworks displays over fears that wayward sparks could trigger fresh blazes. Washington state and Oregon communities have imposed restrictions or bans on fireworks, while Cupertino, California, joined Anchorage, Alaska, in canceling fireworks due to drought concerns.

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  19. Oregonian misses mark on Toxic Free Kids ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | The Oregonian

    As a nurse and the parent of an infant and a toddler, I respectfully disagree with The Oregonian/OregonLive editorial board's critique of the Toxic Free Kids Act , which is currently making its way through the Oregon Legislature. Protecting public health is a key function of government and, indeed, our public health system is responsible for promoting health and preventing disease.

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  20. Tim Nesbitt: Can the Affordable Care Act survive in the court of public opinion?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | The Oregonian

    The Affordable Care Act has spent more time in courtrooms over the last five years than in clinics, pharmacies and hospital rooms, or so it has seemed during its initial struggle for political survival. But now that the Supreme Court has freed the program to get on with the business of reforming our health care system, its biggest challenges are yet to come.

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