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Former GOP Lawmaker To Run For Treasurer As Independent

AP | Aug. 27, 2015 5:45 p.m. | Portland

Former state Sen. Chris Telfer says she's running for state treasurer as a member of the Independent Party.

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Becoming A Surrogate: The Quest For Pregnancy

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

A Portland woman who hopes to carry twins for a gay couple from Israel undergoes extensive medical preparations to get pregnant.

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Mural Will Bring Author Ken Kesey's Image To Downtown Springfield

The Register Guard | Aug. 13, 2015 9:28 a.m.

A large mural of Lane County author Ken Kesey will be painted in downtown Springfield Aug. 23-27, capping a months long process of planning and designing the taxpayer-funded project.

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Oregon Senator Calls For Better E-Cigarette Tracking

OPB | June 8, 2015 11:32 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has asked the US International Trade Commission to start tracking imports of electronic cigarettes.

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One Oregon Woman's Journey Through Surrogate Motherhood Begins With A Contract

OPB | June 1, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

Oregon has quietly become something of a center for women willing to carry children for those unable to get pregnant. We follow one woman who's decided to become a surrogate. First step? A contract that prohibits everything from travel to Washington to cleaning a kitty litter box.

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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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The Number Of Parents Not Vaccinating Children Decreases 17 Percent

OPB | May 1, 2015 1:48 p.m. | Portland

For the first time in a decade, the number of parents who got non-medical exemptions from Oregon's school immunization program decreased.

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Oregon Researchers Say New Test For Down Syndrome Is More Accurate

OPB | April 3, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

There's a new, more accurate test for Down Syndrome. Oregon researchers say it's better for expectant mothers because it returns fewer false positives.

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Lake Oswego High School Students Object To Smarter Balanced Exams

OPB | April 1, 2015 4:20 p.m.

Mounting student objections to new standardized tests are creating tension with school administrators in Lake Oswego.

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Cities Think Walking To School Is Good For Health

OPB | March 30, 2015 1:44 p.m. | Portland

Tigard and Milwaukie are the first cities in the Portland area to pass resolutions asking Metro to make it safer for kids to walk to school.