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Gold And Copper Mining In The Rainy Shadow Of A Volcano

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 21, 2017

The Forest Service has given a Canadian company permission to explore for gold and copper in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.

Oregon Democrats Want Assurances About DACA, Immigration Raids

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017

Six members of Oregon’s congressional delegation — all Democrats — want assurances that federal immigration agents will not target DACA recipients for arrest and possible deportation.

Oregon Faces Steep Cuts Under New Republican Health Care Plan

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017

Oregon could face one of the biggest financial hits under the Cassidy-Graham bill. That's because the state embraced Obama’s health care reforms and greatly expanded Medicaid.

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Sen. Patty Murray: GOP Trashed Bipartisan Bill For Latest ACA Repeal Attempt

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 8:30 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., blames Republican leadership for putting a freeze on her bipartisan health care plan.

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Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Portland Arts Tax

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 8:16 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Portland’s Arts Education and Access Fund, better known as the arts tax.

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Washington Sues NW Detention Center For Paying Detainees $1 A Day

AP | Sept. 21, 2017 8:10 a.m. | Seattle

Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of a private immigration detention center, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state's minimum wage.

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Washington Gov. Inslee Responds To Proposed Oregon Tolls

The Columbian | Sept. 20, 2017 10:39 a.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee has assured Washington legislators that the Evergreen State will have a seat at the table when Oregon begins discussing tolls.

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Live In Oregon? Equifax Doesn’t Have To Tell You If Your Data Was Compromised

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 5:36 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

If you’re one of the 1.7 million Oregonians whose information was potentially compromised by the recent Equifax data breach, don’t expect to get a letter in the mail telling you about it.

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