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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.

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Will Portland Look Like Christchurch After Earthquake?

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015 midnight | Portland

The US Geological Survey says there's a 30 percent chance of a magnitude six or greater earthquake that could affect downtown Portland in the next 100 years. What would that do to the Rose City?

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Multnomah County Considers Banning Sales Of E-Cigarettes To Kids

OPB | Feb. 5, 2015 1:59 p.m. | Portland

E-cigarette use among 11th graders in Multnomah County almost tripled between 2011 and 2013.

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Oregon Has Highest Vaccine Exemption Rate In US

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 1:39 p.m. | Portland

Some Oregon schools are seeing up to 70 percent of their students secure vaccination exemptions.

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Oregon Scientists Frustrated At Change In British Human Embryo Policy

OPB | Feb. 3, 2015 1:50 p.m. | Portland

British politicians have voted to allow children to be born using DNA from three people. It's frustrating news for Oregon scientists who pioneered the technique.

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More Job Vacancies For Unemployed Oregonians

OPB | Jan. 14, 2015 12:56 p.m. | Portland

Strong economic growth in Oregon means there were about 40 percent more jobs available for unemployed people at the end of last year, than at the same time the year prior.

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Flu Season Hits Oregon

OPB | Jan. 8, 2015 12:49 p.m. | Portland

Flu season appears to have reached Oregon.

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Oregonian In East Timor Will Petition To Get Passport Back, Return Home

OPB | Dec. 29, 2014 11:26 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The family of an Oregon woman released from prison in East Timor said they’re working to get her passport back so she can return home.