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Rural Oregon Residents At Odds With Large Marijuana Grows

Medford Mail Tribune | July 2, 2017 9:06 a.m. | Williams, Oregon

Williams is known as one of Oregon's marijuana-growing capitals, but residents have raised alarms over industrialized grows they say are ruining the character of this close-knit rural community.

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Health Advisory Issued For Parts Of Central Oregon Lake

AP | July 2, 2017 8:52 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority says high levels of harmful toxins associated with blue-green algae have been found at Lake Billy Chinook.

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How Oregon Incorporates New Medical Marijuana Science

OPB | May 23, 2017 11 a.m. | Portland

After 20 years, Oregon still struggles to regulate medical marijuana and respond to new science.

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Oregon Spending Millions On Ineligible Medicaid Recipients, Secretary Of State Warns

OPB | May 17, 2017 10:12 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon secretary of state sent an audit alert to all 90 lawmakers Wednesday warning that Oregon Health Authority may be sending as much as $37 million a month to ineligible Medicaid recipients.

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OHA Concerned About Syphilis Epidemic In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 20, 2017 10:05 a.m. | Portland

Oregon is in the midst of a syphilis epidemic according to the Oregon Health Authority. Cases of the disease have increased 2,000 percent over the last decade.

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Oregon's Uninsured Rate Drops To 7 Percent

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016 7:50 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Health Authority puts the state’s uninsured rate at 7 percent.

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Oregon Health Authority Seeks 55 Percent Funding Increase

OPB | Sept. 8, 2016 3:49 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

One of Oregon's largest state agencies wants a big increase in funding next year.

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Advisories Lifted At Rockaway, Seal Rock Beaches

AP | Aug. 10, 2016 2:20 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Health Authority is telling beachgoers they can head back into water at Rockaway Beach in Tillamook County and Seal Rock State Park near Newport.

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Toxic Algae Advisory Expanded To Agency, Upper Klamath Lakes

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | July 11, 2016 7:39 a.m.

The health advisory for toxic blue-green algae issued June 24 for Howards Bay in Upper Klamath Lake has been updated to include all of Agency and Upper Klamath lakes, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

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Health Officials Find 'Small' Cancer Increase Near Portland Glass Factories

OPB | April 1, 2016 4:05 p.m. | Portland

Health officials say there was a small but significant increase in the number of bladder cancers in North Portland over five years — between 1999 and 2003.

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So Far This Year, West Nile Keeps Low Profile In Oregon

OPB | Aug. 13, 2014 11:53 a.m. | Portland

So far this summer, a total of 12 West Nile virus infection cases have been recorded in Morrow, Baker, Jackson, Klamath and Union. No humans have been infected with the virus in 2014.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Moratoriums In Another 14 Cities, 1 County

OPB | May 5, 2014 2:48 p.m.

Now, 142 of Oregon's 242 cities and 26 of 36 counties have temporarily banned dispensaries.

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News Blog: Pot Munchies Back On The Shelves In Marijuana Dispensaries

OPB | April 1, 2014 10:15 a.m. | Portland

Pot-laced munchies are back on the shelves at Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries, but there will be a few rules to keep them away from kids.