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Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Backs GOP Health Care Bill That Cuts Pre-Existing Conditions

OPB | April 27, 2017

The Republican congressman promised to protect people with pre-existing conditions from higher insurance rates, but critics say the new health care bill won't guarantee those protections.

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Washington State Doubling Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

Northwest News Network | April 27, 2017 3:46 p.m. | Olympia, Washington


Prior to this order, the state had about 120 older electric vehicle models such as the Nissan Leaf in its fleet.

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Oregon's Top Democrat Lambasts Revived Health Care Bill

OPB | April 27, 2017 1:42 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden says new Republican health care bill is “sabotage.”

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Gov. Brown Signs Executive Order On Collective Bargaining

OPB | April 27, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed an executive order aimed at improving the way the state negotiates with its unionized workers.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley Launches Bill To Completely Phase-Out Fossil Fuels In US

OPB | April 27, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

Called the "100 by 50 Act," it aims to run 100 percent of the country on clean and renewable energy by 2050.

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Joven Guatemalteco Se Autodeporta De Oregon Por Temor A Incursiones De ICE

OPB | April 26, 2017 3:57 p.m. | Portland

Ignacio García-Pablo, de 21 años de edad, vino a los Estados Unidos hace cinco años. El dice. que le tomó alrededor de un mes viajar más de 3.000 kilómetros de Guatemala a Oregon.  

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Logan Kitzhaber Says 4th Of July Wreck Was A Wake-Up Call

AP | April 26, 2017 12:39 p.m.

The son of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says his crash into a motorhome last Independence Day was a desperately needed wake-up call.

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Oregon Ethics Panel Clears Former Legislator To Lobby For Governor's Office

The Register-Guard | April 26, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has ruled that a “cooling off” law that prohibits recently retired state lawmakers from lobbying their one-time colleagues doesn’t apply if they become an employee of a public agency and engage in lobbying for that agency.

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In Oregon, May Day Rally At Capitol To Focus On Immigration

AP | April 26, 2017 8:04 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Some leaders of Oregon's Latino community say they plan to use a May Day rally at the Capitol to protest federal immigration agents arresting immigrant farmworkers.

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4 Questions About Trump's Tax Plan

NPR | April 26, 2017 4:15 a.m.

The Trump administration is set to unveil a set of guidelines on how the president wants to tackle a tax overhaul. It does a lot. But it doesn't stand much of a chance, as is, in Congress.

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Trump To Sign Executive Order That Could Shrink National Monuments

NPR | April 25, 2017 6:31 p.m.

The Interior Secretary says, under the policy, his department will review protective designations since 1996 of 100,000 acres or more, particularly their size.