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Occupy Portland Tries To Help Heald College Students

OPB | April 27, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

Occupy Portland is reaching out to Heald College students in Oregon. They learned Monday that their school is closing its doors -- immediately.

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Federal Officials Debate Long-Awaited Rules For Indian Child Welfare

OPB | April 21, 2015 3:36 p.m.

The federal Interior, Justice, and Health and Human Services departments are hearing testimony on rules to implement the Indian Child Welfare Act. The law had only guidelines since it passed 35 years ago.

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University Of Oregon Employee Who Spoke Out Says She's Been Fired

OPB | March 26, 2015 4:14 p.m. | Portland

A University of Oregon employee, who spoke out about the way a student's health records were accessed by the university, says she's been fired.

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The Medical Pros And Cons Of Suppressing Puberty In Transgender Teens

OPB | March 26, 2015 midnight | Portland

A look at some of the medical pros and cons of suppressing puberty in transgender teens. Oregon is the only state in the nation that will pay for children to undergo puberty suppression - if they're on the Oregon Health Plan.

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Oregon Health Plan Pays For Puberty Suppression

OPB | March 25, 2015 midnight | Portland

The Oregon Health Plan now pays for drugs that suppress puberty in children who think they might want to change their gender.

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Parents Seeking Urban Lifestyles For Kids

AP | March 24, 2015 7:18 a.m.

A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown.

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State Tells U Of O Students To Get Vaccinated Over Spring Break

OPB | March 19, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland

The state confirmed Thursday that a sixth student from the University of Oregon has come down with meningococcal disease. Health officials want parents to persuade their students to get vaccinated over Spring Break.

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Oregon Health Policy Board Wants To Stop Personal Belief Vaccination Exemptions

OPB | March 3, 2015 1:38 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Health Policy board met Tuesday to try to reduce the state's vaccination exemption rate, which is the highest in the nation.

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Recipients Of Conversion Therapy Tell Lawmakers It's 'Emotionally Damaging'

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015 10 a.m. | Portland

People who've undergone conversion therapy to try to change their sexual preference told lawmakers Monday that the therapy doesn't work and is emotionally damaging.

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Oregon Considers Banning Gay-To-Straight Conversion Therapy For Children

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 midnight | Portland

The Oregon Legislature is holding a public hearing on a bill to ban conversion therapy for children.