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Can Changing How You Think About Pain Lessen What You Feel?

OPB | July 18, 2016 10:26 a.m. | Portland

In an effort to help chronic pain sufferers, Providence Health wants to help them reconsider how they think about pain.

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Study: Your Kids' Energy-Saving Habits Are Having An Impact On You

OPB | July 14, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Does your kid insist on riding bikes or follow you at home, turning off the lights? A new study shows that children’s energy-saving behaviors affect their parents’ own habits.  

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As Portland's Migrant Population Leaves, Summer School Program Shrinks

OPB | July 13, 2016 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools administrators say the program for migrants is shrinking amid changing demographics, rising housing costs — and the improved circumstances of some families.

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Pushes Bill To Keep Kids Out Of Foster Care

OPB | July 11, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden is hoping to pass a bill to keep more kids out of foster care.

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With Foster Care System 'Crisis,' Oregon Puts Kids In Hotel Rooms

OPB | July 6, 2016 3:35 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s system for finding homes for foster children is in crisis. Some kids are  having to sleep in hotels and state offices — at least temporarily.

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New Report Outlines Vast Differences In Hospital Costs For Oregonians

OPB | July 5, 2016 3:17 p.m. | Portland

The difference in what people pay for medical procedures was highlighted Tuesday by a new report from the Oregon Health Authority.

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Oregon To Unveil Youth Marijuana Prevention Ads

OPB | July 5, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

The state is scheduled to unveil a new pilot project Wednesday that's aimed at warning kids to stay away from marijuana.

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Longtime Leader Leaves Basic Rights Oregon

OPB | June 20, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Portland, OR

For 16 years, Jeana Frazzini served as director for Basic Rights Oregon as the group pushed for marriage equality. Now the LGBTQ advocate is leaving the organization and plans on exercising her own right to marry. 

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Multnomah County Tobacco Shops Need New Licenses

OPB | June 17, 2016 8:09 a.m. | Portland

Multnomah County adopted new rules for tobacco licenses this week. Stores that sell tobacco will have to apply for a license starting July 1.

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Books With Pictures Opens New Chapter In Comics Retail

OPB | June 11, 2016 10:30 a.m. | Portland

Built with inclusivity in mind, Portland's newest comic book store, Books With Pictures, reaches for a new generation of fans.