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The Fight Over Tolls In Oregon's Transportation Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017

Congestion pricing, which has long been promoted by transportation reformers, is a key issue in massive transportation bill facing an uncertain future in Oregon Legislature.

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Northwest Democrats Blast Senate GOP's 'Meaner' Health Care Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017 4:03 p.m. | Portland

The four U.S. senators from Oregon and Washington, all Democrats, united against the Republican health care bill.

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Oregon Democrats, Governor Say They'll Skip The Corporate Tax Hike

OPB | June 22, 2017 10:47 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown say they've given up trying to increase taxes on corporations during this year's legislative session.

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Oregonians Can Now Legally Harvest And Eat Roadkill

AP | June 21, 2017 5:38 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat.

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Health Care 'Provider Tax' Heads To Oregon Governor's Desk

OPB | June 21, 2017 1:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a tax increase meant to ensure continued health care coverage for low-income Oregonians.

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GOP Senators Complain On Eve Of Health Care Bill Unveiling

AP | June 21, 2017 11:22 a.m.

GOP senators complained about their party's secretive health care bill a day before its unveiling.

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Oregon Más Cerca De Pasar Leyes Estrictas Como Estado Santuario

OPB | June 21, 2017 10:56 a.m.

Legisladores de Oregón quieren que sea más difícil para los agentes federales de inmigración encontrar personas que viven en el país ilegalmente.

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Education Budget Put On Hold While Oregon Debates Corporate Tax

OPB | June 20, 2017 4:40 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon House has postponed a key vote on the state's K-12 education budget. Democrats put off the decision until next Tuesday at the earliest.

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Review Clears Judge Who Helped Immigrant Avoid Federal Officers

OPB | June 20, 2017 1:40 p.m. | Portland

A review found Multnomah County Judge Monica Herranz didn’t know she was helping a man who was in the country illegally escape arrest from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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Oregon Ethics Commission To Resume Review Of Former Gov. John Kitzhaber, Fiancee

Portland Tribune | June 20, 2017 1:04 p.m.

While the criminal probe of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, has ended, they now will undergo scrutiny from the Oregon Government Ethics Commission.  

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5 Surprising Facts About The Refugee Crisis

NPR | June 20, 2017 9:41 a.m.

Not since World War II have there been so many people who've fled their homes due to conflict. And children are hit especially hard by the crisis.