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

OPB | April 27, 2017 4:36 p.m. | Portland

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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Portland Police Union Urges Mayor To Keep Mike Marshman As Chief

Portland Tribune | April 27, 2017 3:27 p.m. | Portland

The union representing rank-and-file Portland police is calling on Mayor Ted Wheeler to keep Chief Mike Marshman.

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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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High School Sports In Beaverton Face Gender Bias Questions

OPB | April 26, 2017 4:16 p.m. | Beaverton, Oregon

The Beaverton School District has agreed to work with state officials on an audit of its high school athletics programs. But some parents are pushing for faster action.

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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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Eugene Symphony Picks Francesco Lecce-Chong As New Music Director, Conductor

KLCC | April 26, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

After more than a year of searching, the Eugene Symphony has announced Francesco Lecce-Chong as its new music director and conductor.

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Board Members Resign From Oregon Shelter That Declined Gay Men's Chorus Donation

OPB | April 26, 2017 1:48 p.m.

Three board members have resigned from a Josephine County youth shelter that became involved in a controversy over a charitable donation earlier this month.

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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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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.

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Portland 82nd Avenue Rose Parade Canceled Over Counterprotest Threat

Portland Tribune | April 25, 2017 5:39 p.m. | Portland

The annual 82nd Avenue Rose Parade and Carnival scheduled for Saturday have been canceled of threats against the Multnomah County Republican Party, a longtime participant in the parade.

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Oregon Bill Would Shield Sexual Assault Victims From Underage Drinking Charges

OPB | April 25, 2017 4:25 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Sexual assault victims under age 21 could come forward to police without being cited for underage alcohol possession under a measure moving ahead in the Oregon Legislature.

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Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

OPB | April 26, 2017 noon

We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

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Salmon Cannon Shoots For Its Biggest Project Yet

NWPR/EarthFix | April 25, 2017 2:26 p.m.

The salmon cannon made a big splash a few years ago on local news stations and even had a cameo on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Soon, it could propel fish into its biggest project yet.

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Oregon Files $3 Million Lawsuit Against Zoom Health Plan

OPB | April 25, 2017 1:56 p.m. | Portland

Oregon filed suit Tuesday against Zoom Health Plan to recover millions of dollars the company was reportedly supposed to pay last year.

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Oregon Book Award Winners Announced

OPB | April 25, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Portland

A dazzling literary chronicle of one of America’s most haunting writers took the top prize for general non-fiction at this year’s Oregon Book Awards.

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Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

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Jordan Cove Donates Big To Squash Measure Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal

The Coos Bay World | April 21, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Coos County, Oregon

Opponents to a proposed ballot measure that threatens pipeline and liquid natural gas projects are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Coos County to ensure that the ordinance fails.

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Roseburg Man May Soon Be Part Of Clint Eastwood Movie Project

The Roseburg News Review | April 21, 2017 2:31 p.m.

Roseburg's Alex Skarlatos and his friends took down a 26-year-old Moroccan man armed with an AK-47 rifle, a pistol, a box cutter and ammunition on a Paris-bound train from Brussels, Belgium.