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Sen. Jeff Merkley Pushes Public Option

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016 10:50 a.m. | Portland

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) is touring the state, trying to build support for a public option to be included in the health insurance marketplaces.

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Police Arrest Man Carrying Rifle Near Malheur Occupation Trial

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016 9:17 a.m. | Portland

Police arrested a man carrying a rifle near Portland’s federal courthouse Thursday.

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Health Insurance Premiums Increase 3 Percent For Working People

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 1:03 p.m. | Portland

Three percent is considered a relatively modest increase for health care. It’s lower than last year’s 4 percent and mirrors the recent trend of slower growth.   percent this year.

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Harney County Residents Come Together For Fair

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016 9:27 a.m.

Each year, residents from across Harney County come together for the county fair.

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Thousands Expected To Walk In Portland For Alzheimer's

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 10:15 a.m. | Portland

Some 8,000 people are expected to take part in Portland’s "Walk To End Alzheimer’s" on Sunday.

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Yosemite National Park Grows Toward West In Largest Expansion Since 1949

NPR | Sept. 8, 2016 7:46 a.m.

The park is increasing by 400 acres along its western boundary, thanks to a donation by the conservation group The Trust for Public Land. The land includes a grassy meadow and wetlands.

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Oregon: Health Care Reform Cut Costs And Improved Outcomes

OPB | Sept. 6, 2016 4 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s health care reform effort received a thumbs-up in the Oregon Health Authority's first quarterly legislative report.

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Gov. Brown Speaks With Foster Care Victim Mia Storm

Statesman Journal | Sept. 6, 2016 1:15 p.m.

Brown called Storm in response to a OPB/Statesman Journal story, thanked her for speaking out and asked for her suggestions about how to improve foster care.

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Oregonians Have Highest Obesity Rates On The West Coast

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 1:57 p.m. | Portland

Americans are still struggling with obesity, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control. But Oregonians seem to be struggling a little more than neighbors to the north and south.

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PPS Superintendent 'On The Job' After Administrator License Lapsed

OPB | Aug. 29, 2016 10:58 a.m. | Portland

Interim superintendent Bob McKean wasn't outside of a Portland Public Schools building Monday, as Oregon's largest school district waited for his school administrator license to be renewed.