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Oregon Health Policy Board Wants To Stop Personal Belief Vaccination Exemptions

OPB | March 3, 2015 1:38 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Health Policy board met Tuesday to try to reduce the state's vaccination exemption rate, which is the highest in the nation.

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Student-Built Boat Takes Scientific Mission To The High Seas

OPB | Feb. 10, 2015 4:15 p.m. | COOS BAY, Ore.

Students in Coos Bay, Oregon,  are building a large-scale model boat they will track as it travels on Pacific Ocean currents from the equator.

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Mail Tribune: Some Students Attend College On The K-12 Dime

Medford Mail Tribune | Jan. 12, 2015 3:34 p.m. | Medford, Oregon

About two dozen public schools in Oregon are taking advantage of some ambiguity in the law that allows students to delay graduating to attend one or even two years of college on the state’s dime.

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Economist: Pot Benefits Outweigh Societal Costs

AP | Oct. 16, 2014 1:59 p.m. | Portland

A University of Oregon economist says tax revenue estimates for Colorado's marijuana legalization program were vastly overstated, but pot's social benefits may outweigh its societal costs.

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Class Of 2025: Students, Teachers Start School Year With New Tools

OPB | Sept. 24, 2014 9:30 p.m. | Portland

As Oregon students return to school this month, their teachers are trying out new technology aimed at boosting student participation.

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Vancouver School Reopens After 2013 Arson

OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 2:01 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Hundreds of Vancouver families and students turned out to see the new Crestline Elementary School on Wednesday. The new school is opening nearly 18 months after it was destroyed by arson.

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PPS Falls Short On Minority Hiring In Every Category

OPB | July 21, 2014 12:06 a.m.

Portland Public Schools has fallen short of its minority hiring goals in every staffing category.

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President, Photographer, Police Officer, Dad: What Kids In The Class Of 2025 Want To Be When They Grow Up

OPB | June 24, 2014 11:06 a.m.

Members of the Class of 2025 tell OPB what they want to be when they grow up.

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Learning To Read From A Hospital Bed

OPB | May 29, 2014 6:30 a.m.

Seven-year-old Kaylie stands out from her classmates in a lot of ways, including her extra-good classroom behavior. But she thinks a lot about the physical condition that keeps her outside the first grade reading semi-circle.

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Artist And Scientist, In Perpetual Motion

OPB | May 28, 2014 5:30 a.m.

Like most first-graders, Josh likes to ask a lot of questions. But the budding scientist also likes coming up with the answers on his own.