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Oregon Holds White House Conference On Aging

OPB | May 20, 2015 5:35 p.m. | Portland

About 200 advocates for the elderly meet in Lebanon, Oregon for the state's White House Conference on Aging.

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Have A Plan To Meet Loved Ones After A Disaster

OPB | May 17, 2015 9:43 a.m.

A person should have a family meet up plan in place for anywhere they spend time, such as work, school, faith organizations, sporting events or commuting.

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Stephens Family: 'You Have To Keep Practicing It'

OPB | May 16, 2015 8:12 p.m.

What would the Stephens family do if they were separated by a major earthquake? Megan asks the kids what they’d do if they were on their way home on the bus when a disaster struck.

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Zip Code May Be More Important To Health Than Genetic Code

OPB | May 14, 2015 2:01 p.m. | Portland

A couple of hundred health experts gathered at a conference in Portland on Thursday to discuss the generational effects of poor nutrition on women of child-bearing age.

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Oregon Coordinated Care Organization Threatens To Sue The State

OPB | May 13, 2015 12:46 p.m. | Portland

One of Oregon's coordinated care organizations has notified the state it intends to sue over the way health insurance rates are set.

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SW Washington Districts Cancel School Wednesday For Teacher Walkout

OPB | May 12, 2015 6:45 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Several school districts in Southwest Washington have canceled school Wednesday because teachers are planning to strike.

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"Die In" Planned For ODOT Office In Portland

OPB | May 12, 2015 1:25 p.m. | Portland

Bike activists have organized a "die in" at the Portland offices of the Oregon Department of Transportation Wednesday.

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Living Off Your Quake Kit: Son's Birth Changes 'Cavalier Attitude' Of Coastal Couple

OPB | May 12, 2015 10:45 a.m.

When their son Quinn was born, coastal resident Patrick Alexander says his perspective on emergency preparedness changed. Now, he and Eddy think about what they need to do to care for their 2-year-old.

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Mother Chides United For Removing Autistic Teen From Plane

AP | May 12, 2015 9:55 a.m.

An Oregon woman says United Airlines overreacted when it diverted a flight and removed her family from a plane after she and the crew had problems finding her autistic 15-year-old daughter something to eat.

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Severely Mentally Ill Prisoners Routinely Pepper-Sprayed And Denied Health Care

OPB | May 7, 2015 3:38 p.m. | Portland

A report by Disability Rights Oregon has found that prisoners in the Behavioral Health Unit at the State Pen are routinely tasered, pepper-sprayed, isolated, and denied access to adequate mental health care.