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Five-Year-Old Helps Oregon Police After Dad's Medical Emergency

OPB | Aug. 19, 2013 12:49 p.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

Emergency responders say help from a 5-year-old Spokane boy was key to getting life-saving medical attention to the boy's father. 

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Oregon Researchers Study Behavior, Attention Of Preschoolers

OPB | July 15, 2013 12:37 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Researchers from two Oregon universities say they’ve found some encouraging results about improving the behavior and attention spans of preschoolers.

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Oregon's First Milk Bank Opens

OPB | July 15, 2013 10:06 a.m. | Portland

Oregon's first milk bank has opened. The bank will offer donated breast milk to maternity wards serving premature and other fragile babies in metro-area hospitals.

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Northwest Mothers Milk Bank Opens In Portland

AP | July 12, 2013 8:07 a.m.

The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank opened Thursday in Portland

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New Oregon Laws Change Rules For Tanning Teens, Smoking In Cars

AP | July 1, 2013 7:21 a.m.

Among the laws set to take effect this year around the U.S. are new abortion limits, gun laws and technology rules.

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EPA Defends Ash Grove Cement Settlement

OPB | June 20, 2013 2:19 p.m. | Portland

The Environmental Protection Agency is defending the way it reached a settlement announced Wednesday with a cement-maker with operations in eastern Oregon.

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Study: Child Care Costs In Oregon Up 13 Percent

OPB | June 6, 2013 11:39 a.m. | Portland

A biennial study finds the cost of child care in Oregon has shot up thirteen percent, during a period when family income was falling.

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Oregon Teen Birth Rate Drops To New Low

OPB | May 23, 2013 4:19 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s teen birth rates are at a new low. A new government report indicates that the number of Oregon teens giving birth dropped by twenty-five percent over a four-year period.

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Need For Special Education Services Growing In Oregon Schools

OPB | April 3, 2013 2:20 p.m. | Portland

The number of Oregon students needing special education services grew this school year. The new state numbers out Wednesday show growth in three disability areas.

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3 Portland Police Activities Centers May Close Friday

OPB | Feb. 13, 2013 1:59 p.m. | Portland

The Greater Portland Police Activities League says it will have to close two of its three children's centers on Friday -- unless it can find emergency funding.