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Portland Home Sales Take A Drop In August

OPB | Sept. 3, 2015 11:07 a.m. | Portland

Contrary to expectations, home sales in Portland decreased last month.

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Feds Want Adult Homes To Be Less Institutional

OPB | Sept. 2, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

The way Oregonians are treated in foster homes and assisted living facilities could change under a federal proposal.

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Becoming A Surrogate: The Quest For Pregnancy

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

A Portland woman who hopes to carry twins for a gay couple from Israel undergoes extensive medical preparations to get pregnant.

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Oregon County Fairs Evolve Traditions To Attract Attendees

OPB | Aug. 7, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Ontario, Oregon

Across Oregon, county fairs are facing the same challenge: How do they adapt for urban audiences while retaining an agricultural spirit?

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Oregon Aims To Cut Opioid Use Among Pain Sufferers

OPB | July 22, 2015 6 a.m. | PORTLAND, Ore.

Starting in January, the Oregon Health Plan will change the way it deals with back pain. Acupuncture, physical therapy and other alternative treatments will be covered.

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Study: Demand For Health Care In Oregon Has Gone Up

OPB | July 20, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

A new study finds Oregon’s health care sector is going to have to expand substantially to keep up with all the people that have new health insurance.

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5 Melancholy Think Out Loud Stories From The Week

OPB | July 17, 2015 4:08 p.m.

Sometimes Think Out Loud guests and callers tell us about things that make them happy. Other times, not so much. Here are five moments of melancholy from the show this week.

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Homeless Vet Center Breaks Ground In Vancouver

OPB | July 16, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Officials broke ground on a new center for homeless veterans on the Vancouver, Washington campus of Portland office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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South Oregon Teen Dies In Sandy River Near Portland

AP | July 10, 2015 7 a.m.

The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a 17-year-old boy from southern Oregon who had been on a trip with his high school football team has died in the Sandy River southeast of Portland.

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New Report Says Oregon Health Reform Is Working

OPB | June 26, 2015 11:46 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s health care reform efforts appear to be working according to a new report on outcomes and finances.