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  1. Early look: 'baby shower' helps new moms in needRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Courtney Negethon and her husband moved from Montana to Central Oregon in order to start fresh and plant new roots. Now seven months pregnant, Negethon and her husband are just trying to get by each night.

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  2. Moda to continue servicing 2016 policiesRead the original story

    Yesterday | The La Grande Observer

    The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

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  3. Oregon, Alaska lift suspension of insurance carrier Moda HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Insurance regulators say they have lifted the suspension of an Oregon-based company to again offer health insurance policies in Oregon and Alaska. The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services and the Alaska Division of Insurance announced Monday that they've reached an agreement with Moda Health Plan Inc. The Division of Insurance says it will allow Moda to again renew policies and sell new policies to both individual and group customers in Alaska and Oregon.

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  4. Inmate's death at Napa County jail triggers probeRead the original story

    Monday | SFGate

    Authorities are investigating the death of Christopher Applegarth, 44, after he was found unconscious in his cell at Napa County Department of Corrections Sunday morning. Responding medical personnel pronounced him dead.

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  5. Moda Health will keep doing business with new cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | South County Spotlight

    Struggling Oregon health insurer Moda Health will be able to keep doing business in Oregon by generating more than $170 million in new capital, the state said Monday. While details have not been disclosed, the broad outlines of the plan are contained in a state consent order between Moda executives and Patrick Allen, director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services., which regulates insurers.

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  6. Oregon should fund marijuana research institute, task force saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | OregonLive.com

    Oregon should fund an independent marijuana institute to support and conduct world-class research into the drug's medical and public health benefits, says a task force that includes state officials, scientists and leading physicians . Tax dollars generated through recreational marijuana sales would supplement private funding to underwrite the quasi-public Oregon Institute for Cannabis Research.

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  7. 'Cap and trade' overreach makes mockery of short legislative sessions: Editorial Agenda...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | OregonLive.com

    This file photo shows PGE's coal plant in Boardman, which is slated to shut in 2020. Oregonians approved annual legislative sessions in 2010 with the understanding that alternate-year short sessions, lasting only a handful of weeks, would serve as vehicles for time-sensitive budget adjustments and emergency policymaking.

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  8. Medical marijuana's last tabooRead the original story

    Monday | American Medical Association

    Mykayla Comstock, 7, of Oregon takes cannabis oil capsules twice a day to treat symptoms related to chemotherapy treatment for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Some days she also snacks on treats baked with marijuana-laced butter.

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  9. Kate Brown: 'A Voice for Those That Don't Have One'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Roll Call

    Oregon Governor Kate Brown looks on during an Oct. 2, 2015 press conference in Roseburg, Ore. Ten people were confirmed dead in a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College by a an unconfirmed gunman who used protective clothing and multiple weapons, all of which were purchased legally.

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  10. Biz Beat 2-4-2016Read the original story

    Sunday | Eugene Weekly

    Last fall's Community Apple Drive has culminated in the first cider exclusively harvested by the community, and the cider will be released on tap and in bottles beginning this week by WildCraft Cider Works.

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  11. Two meetings set on Southeast Portland pollution problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Portland Tribune

    Clean air activists have announced a community meeting Monday evening before a Tuesday forum by health officials on reports of dangerous air and ground pollution in Southeast Portland. Both events concern the high levels of arsenic and cadmium recently identified centered around Southeast 22nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

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  12. Harney County's true patriot; boosting PERS burden: Editorial week in reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | OregonLive.com

    Some low-income schools in the Portland Public Schools district don't provide classes designated as part of the core curriculum, while other schools offer significantly less class time, the Oregonian editorial board writes. The disparities reflect a district that has failed some of the most basic elements of providing an education.

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  13. Digging for discovery - Thursday, 04 February 2016 14:30Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Tualatin Times

    Heading into a recent dig at the former Blue Heron Paper Mill property in Oregon City, archaeologist Rick Minor had a vague idea of what he might find buried in the soil. He knew there would be plenty of artifacts from the late 19th century, when the Oregon City Woolen Mill was constructed and the area around the Willamette Falls became heavily industrialized.

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  14. The Woman Behind the BridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2013 | Willamette Week

    ... Oregon lawmakers to approve the CRC. But records show she has never registered as a lobbyist with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission , which could be a violation of state ethics laws (see below). The long journey of the CRC-and McCaig's role ...

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  15. Do Oregonians really want housing that's affordable?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | OregonLive.com

    The YARD, in Portland, will have 284 units set aside for people making up to 60 percent of the median income. House Speaker Tina Kotek had the attention of 1,300 elected and business leaders during December's Oregon Leadership Summit.

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  16. 12 key questions (and answers!) about Portland's air pollution hotspotRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | OregonLive.com

    State environmental regulators said this week they believe a SE Portland glass manufacturer was responsible for unsafe levels of cadmium and arsenic found in air testing nearby. The company has since announced it voluntarily suspended use of the metals.

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  17. State orders halt to sale of pesticide used on cannabis plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Oregon Department of Agriculture said Friday it has ordered a halt of sale and the removal of the pesticide product Guardian, which is labeled for use on ornamental, food, and feed crops for mite control but also used by cannabis growers. In addition, ODA is asking growers who may have purchased the pesticide product to refrain from using it.

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  18. Audit will dig into energy department record keepingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Portland Tribune

    The Oregon Secretary of State's office plans to investigate whether poor record keeping at the state Department of Energy could have hidden fraud in the controversial business energy tax credit program. Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins said the agency will hire a contractor with forensic audit experience to conduct the inquiry, after energy agency director Michael Kaplan acknowledged the lack of records in a meeting with Atkins, her top staffers and advisers to Gov. Kate Brown in early January.

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  19. Report: It's ethical to test embryos from DNA of 3 peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    It's ethical to test a provocative new fertility technique that would prevent mothers from passing on rare but devastating diseases by creating embryos from the DNA of three people - dad, mom and an egg donor - advisers to the government said Wednesday. But don't expect studies to begin anytime soon.

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  20. Report: More Oregonians finishing community college while non-residents boost universitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | OregonLive.com

    Out-of-state residents accounted for nearly one-third of the degrees and certificates awarded at Oregon's seven public universities during the 2014-15 school year, according to new figures released by a state agency Friday. The total number of non-Oregonians completing four-year degrees or advanced programs increased by 7.5 percent from the 2013-14 year while the number of Oregon residents finishing programs fell by about 1.4 percent, according to the first annual completion report produced by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

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