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Oregon Senate Votes To Increase Legal Age For Tobacco Purchases

OPB | March 23, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Young people in Oregon could soon need to be at least 21 years old to buy tobacco products.

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Q&A: Steve Amen Of 'Oregon Field Guide' On Retirement, What's Next

OPB | March 23, 2017 12:30 p.m.

Steve Amen is retiring this year, and the next episode of "Oregon Field Guide" will be his last. He talks about his nearly three decades on the show — and what's next.

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Fewer Teachers, Larger Classes: Oregon Schools Itemize Budget Cuts

OPB | March 23, 2017 11:38 a.m. | Portland

School districts across Oregon are warning of potentially deep budget cuts, if legislators don’t find additional money for public schools.

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A Man, A Plan, A Palindrome: Oregonian Mark Saltveit

OPB | March 22, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregonian Mark Saltveit is defending  his title as the reigning world champion palindromist this weekend.

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Central Oregon Is Among Nation's Fastest Growing Regions

OPB | March 23, 2017 9:23 a.m.

Crook County and the Bend-Redmond metro area make national top ten lists for growth.

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For Oregon's Dana Altman, It's Old Home Week At KC Regional

AP | March 23, 2017 9:20 a.m. | Kansas City, Missouri

Until he left for Oregon in 2010, the 58-year-old Nebraska native had spent his entire childhood and all but one of his first 26 years as a head coach at schools no more than a three-hour drive from Kansas City.

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Oregon Looking For 1st-ever Win Against Michigan In Sweet 16 Matchup

AP | March 23, 2017 7:44 a.m. | Kansas City, Missouri

Michigan is 4-0 all-time against Oregon. The Wolverines won the most recent meeting 70-63 in a Thanksgiving tournament in 2014.

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Fearful Farmers Rush To Find 'Guest Workers'

NPR | March 22, 2017 3:41 p.m.

Immigration lawyers are getting a wave of calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." The farmers are worried that they'll lose their existing workers to an immigration crackdown.

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Small Oregon Schools Seek State Funding To Address Seismic Concerns

Daily Astorian | March 22, 2017 2:40 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The tiny Alsea school district is asking state lawmakers to approve funding for a seismic needs assessment in small school districts that were excluded from a statewide seismic survey in 2007.

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Trump Budget Could Gut Ashland Community Programs

OPB | March 22, 2017 12:24 p.m.

Local officials are bracing for the possible end of a federal grant program that has helped communities, including Ashland, enhance programs for everything from homeless teens to local parks.

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Oregon's Dorsey An X-Factor In The Big Dance

AP | March 22, 2017 10:17 a.m.

Dorsey is solidifying his reputation in the NCAA Tournament.  

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Republican Health Care Bill Could Squeeze Seniors Needing Long-Term Care

OPB | March 22, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

Oregon officials and senior advocates say the sweeping changes to Medicaid could someday affect middle-class seniors who never thought they would use a program aimed at health care to the poor.

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Grand Jury Clears Portland Officer Who Shot Black Teen

OPB | March 21, 2017 6:33 p.m. | Portland

A Multnomah County grand jury has declined to charge a Portland police officer who shot and killed Quanice Hayes, an African-American teen, last month.

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Judge Convicts 4 Malheur Occupiers Of Misdemeanor Charges

OPB | March 21, 2017 4:27 p.m. | Portland

Four defendants who participated in last year's occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were convicted Tuesday of misdemeanors.

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Professor Sues University Of Oregon Over Pay Discrimination

The Register-Guard | March 21, 2017 2:03 p.m.

The University of Oregon is being sued by a longtime psychology professor who alleges that she’s being paid substantially less than several less-experienced male colleagues.

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Oregon State Seniors Behind Team's National Rise

AP | March 21, 2017 1:28 p.m. | Corvallis, Oregon

Sydney Wiese and her fellow seniors are wrapping up a historic run that has seen the Beavers' status rise not only in the Pac-12 but also in the nation.

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OSAA Weighs Eliminating A Classification In High School Sports

Statesman Journal | March 21, 2017 7:51 a.m. | Wilsonville, Oregon

Oregon’s high schools have been divided into six classifications for sports and activities for the past decade. But changes to that system may be on the way.

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Cinderella Alert: Oregon, Quinnipiac Crash The Women's Sweet 16 Field

AP | March 21, 2017 7:32 a.m. | New York

The two double-digit seeds joined a field of mostly top seeds in the women's regional semifinals that will be played next weekend. It's only the third time in NCAA Tournament history that two double-digit seeds made the regional semifinals.

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Oregon Upsets Duke 74-65, Advances To 1st Women's Sweet 16

AP | March 20, 2017 5:44 p.m. | Durham, North Carolina

Ruthy Hebard had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Oregon earned its first Sweet 16 berth by upsetting Duke 74-65 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Legislation Would Close Gaps Along Oregon Coast Trail

Statesman Journal | March 20, 2017 9:57 a.m.

Legislation intended to help complete the pathway, which stretches from the California state line to Astoria, will have its first hearing Tuesday morning at the Capitol.