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Leavitt Promises Broadband Internet, Fully Staff Police Department

OPB | March 26, 2015 5:23 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver, Washington Mayor Tim Leavitt gave his State of the City Address Thursday, before more than 100 people at Vancouver City Hall.

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University Of Oregon Employee Who Spoke Out Says She's Been Fired

OPB | March 26, 2015 4:14 p.m. | Portland

A University of Oregon employee, who spoke out about the way a student's health records were accessed by the university, says she's been fired.

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House Passes Medicare Bill With Money For Timber Counties

AP | March 26, 2015 11 a.m.

The U.S. House has passed a Medicare bill that includes renewal of a program that pays subsidies to timber counties, especially in Oregon.

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Oregon Democrats Introduce Gun Background Checks Bill

AP | March 26, 2015 9:08 a.m.

Oregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.

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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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Baker City Passes Ban On Pot Sales

OPB | March 25, 2015 4:19 p.m.

 Baker City Council has passed an ordinance banning the sale of recreational marijuana in the city.

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Brittany Maynard Video Supports California Aid-In-Dying Bill

AP | March 25, 2015 9:43 a.m.

Brittany Maynard speaks in support of California's aid-in-dying legislation in a video recorded before her death that her family will release ahead of a Senate committee's vote on the bill Wednesday.

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Oregon Legislative Panel Advances Schools Budget

AP | March 25, 2015 9 a.m.

Democrats on an Oregon legislative panel voted Tuesday to advance a $7.255 billion spending plan for primary and secondary schools.

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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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Congressional Democrats Want More Money For Earthquake Early Warning System

OPB | March 24, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Congressional Democrats from up and down the West Coast are asking the House Appropriations Committee to allocate more money for a new earthquake early warning system.