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Paid Family Leave Gains Traction With Washington Republicans

Northwest News Network | Jan. 19, 2017 2:20 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

The idea of giving workers paid time off to care for a new baby or an elderly parent has long been a priority of the left. But now the idea is gaining traction with some Republicans in the Washington Legislature.

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Federal Government Gives Oregon New Health Care Waiver

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland

Oregon has been granted a new waiver from the federal government to continue transforming its health care system.

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Sen. Ron Wyden: 'He Was Constantly Afraid'

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 6 a.m.

OPB's "All Things Considered" host Kate Davidson is speaking with people in the news about pivotal experiences in their lives. Oregon's senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden shares the story of his brother's struggle with schizophrenia.

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Flu Season Kicks Into Gear In Oregon

OPB | Jan. 6, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

Flu season appears to be taking hold in Oregon.

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Mexican Veterinarians Sue Idaho Dairy For Human Trafficking

AP | Jan. 4, 2017 2:46 p.m.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boise claims the veterinarians were forced to work as general laborers for about a year.

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Oregon Marine Mammal Institute Wants To Put A Whale On Your License Plate

OPB | Dec. 27, 2016 midnight | Portland

Oregon’s Marine Mammal Institute is trying to introduce a new vehicle license plate — featuring whales.

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OSU Develops New Hi-Tech Whale Tracking Device

OPB | Dec. 26, 2016 midnight | Portland

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new kind of tracking device to gather information on whale behavior.

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PDX Mayor Plans To Sail To 20 Countries After Leaving Office

OPB | Dec. 23, 2016 2:36 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor, Charlie Hales, has one week left before stepping down from his job and heading off on a one-and-a-half year cruise.

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Oregon Advises Against Giving Kids Lottery Tickets As Gifts

OPB | Dec. 23, 2016 midnight | Portland

The state is warning people against giving kids lottery tickets as gifts this holiday season.

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'Oregon Art Beat' 2016: Meeting A Living Legend, Getting Metal And More

OPB | Dec. 21, 2016 midnight

There's never a dull moment (or a dull year, for that matter) for "Oregon Art Beat," and 2016 didn't disappoint. It shaped up to be a treasure trove of the unexpected — as well as a dash of the beloved.