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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.

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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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Senator Proposes Alternative On Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions

OPB | March 12, 2015 9:08 a.m.

An Oregon senator plans to replace a controversial vaccine bill with a measure that would keep options open for parents.

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Arizona Family Promotes 'Right To Try' Legislation In Salem

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 3:10 p.m. | Portland

Supporters of a bill to give terminally ill people the right to try experimental drugs, met with lawmakers in Salem Thursday.

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"Hike It Baby" Aims To Get Parents And Children Outdoors

AP | Feb. 14, 2015 2 p.m.

A group called Hike It Baby, which recently opened a branch in Salem, is encouraging new parents to get outdoors by offering a supportive atmosphere on organized weekly hikes.