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Proposed Ballot Measures Take Aim at Democratic Political Establishment In Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2016

Two proposed ballot measures would limit the use of emergency clauses in legislation and prohibit campaigns from finding out when a voter turned in his or her ballot.

Portland School Leaders Discussed 'Major' Lead Problems A Month Before Alerting Parents

OPB | June 29, 2016

A month before acknowledging problems at two schools, Portland school officials estimated it would cost $7 million to fix lead problems at 15 schools.

Think Tank Says Oregon Corporations' Share Of Tax Burden Is Declining

NWNews | June 29, 2016

A newly released report from the left-leaning Oregon Center for Public Policy has found that Oregon corporations today are paying a smaller portion of the state's income and property taxes than they did 40 years ago.

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A Guide To The Big Photo ID, Early Voting And Other Voting Law Cases

NPR | June 30, 2016 7:21 a.m.

Ahead of November, a number of important voting law cases are still up in the air nationwide. Here's a breakdown of where some of the big cases stand.

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Washington State's Watershed Conditions Continue to Decline

Northwest News Network | June 29, 2016 7:30 p.m.

The condition of watersheds in Washington state continues to decline, according to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, which delivered the news to the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday.

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Biden Praises Providence Health For Help With Cancer 'Moonshot'

OPB | June 29, 2016 6:15 p.m. | Portland

Providence Health System joined Vice President Joe Biden’s effort Wednesday to better treat cancer.

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4 Activists Arrested After Interrupting Portland Council Meeting

OPB | June 29, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Portland Police arrested four protestors after they refused to leave a City Council meeting. Mayor Charlie Hales said the protests discouraged Portlanders from attending council.

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Bundy 'Bodyguard' Pleads Guilty To Occupation Charges

OPB | June 29, 2016 5:21 p.m.

Close Bundy family ally Brian "Booda" Cavalier pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.


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