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Oregon Wants To Be Able To Impeach The Governor

OPB | May 24, 2017 1:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon is the only state without an impeachment process for its governor. The Oregon House is advancing a measure that aims to change that.

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Most Power Restored After Outage In Downtown Portland

OPB | May 24, 2017 8:33 a.m.

Most customers who lost power Monday night because of an underground vault fire should have their lights back on now.

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Oregon Lawmakers Get 1st Look At Corporate Tax Measure

OPB | May 23, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers got their first look Tuesday at a bill to overhaul the way the state taxes corporations.

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Marijuana Startup Economy Booms As The Medical Cannabis Industry Struggles

OPB | May 23, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Plenty of marijuana research is being conducted in Oregon, but it's mainly aimed at growing more marijuana at lower costs, rather than finding the next FDA-approved drug.

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Most Medicaid Recipients In Oregon Are Likely To Be Found Eligible

OPB | May 23, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown has given the Oregon Health Authority until the end of August to figure out the Medicaid eligibility of 115,000 Oregonians.

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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's Three Pools Closed After Presumed Drowning

Statesman Journal | May 23, 2017 10:44 a.m.

A 25-year-old man is presumed dead after he went underwater at Three Pools Recreation Site and did not resurface.

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Medical Marijuana Sales In Oregon Plummeting As Recreational Sales Increase

OPB | May 23, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Oregon's medical marijuana program appears to be dying on the vine as customers turn to recreational marijuana instead.

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Former Oregon Child Welfare Director Felt 'Vilified' Before Resignation

Statesman Journal | May 22, 2017 7:25 a.m.

Lena Alhusseini, Oregon's former child welfare program director, told an advisor to Gov. Kate Brown in March that she felt "targeted and vilified" after coming to the post last November, emails obtained by the Statesman Journal show.

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California Native Finds Her Racial Identity Changes In Ultra-White Oregon

OPB | May 22, 2017 6 a.m.

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their lives. In the next installment, a California native whose sense of racial identity changes depending on where she lives.

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Oregon Department Of Environmental Quality Servers Breached

Statesman Journal | May 21, 2017 9:24 a.m.

There is no evidence that sensitive information has been compromised, said Matt Shelby, state Department of Administrative Services spokesman.

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Oregon Is Sitting On $3.3 Billion In Bad Debt

Statesman Journal | May 21, 2017 9:06 a.m.

Lawmakers can’t fully trust the numbers they get from the Oregon Department of Revenue — which collects more than $8 billion a year in taxes — because repeated audits uncovered “significant” and “material weakness” in the agency’s accounting system.

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'This Garden Is A Gem': Portland Chinese Garden Celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

OPB | May 20, 2017 3:36 p.m. | Portland

May provides an opening for people to learn about the rich variety of Asian-Pacific traditions being preserved and taught throughout the Northwest.

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Oregon Health Authority Says Medicaid Recipients May Still Be Eligible

OPB | May 18, 2017 2:14 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Health Authority is fighting assertions from the Secretary of State that it’s spending millions on health benefits for ineligible people.

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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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The Answer To Oregon’s $8 Billion Health Problem Lies In 1970s Maine

OPB | May 17, 2017 midnight | Portland

The answer to Oregon's growing chronic disease crisis lies in a rural Maine community and a couple that definitely did not meet in a very romantic way.

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Critics Question Costs Of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's Executive Orders

AP | May 16, 2017 7:56 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Jonathan Lockwood, spokesman for the Senate Republican caucus, says Brown's orders are merely "gimmicks and excuses that clearly fail to solve the pervasive problems plaguing Oregon's credibility and security."

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People Of Color In Portland Government Face A Frustrating And Even Scary Time

OPB | May 16, 2017 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland's elected council members are all white. But many of their employees are not. The frequent, chaotic protests at City Hall have frustrated and even scared some of the people of color who work for the city.

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New Oregon Coast Campgrounds Proposed For Fogarty Creek, Brian Booth And South Beach

Statesman Journal | May 15, 2017 11:43 a.m.

Parks officials have considered building a campground at Fogarty Creek State Recreation for decades but never got final approval. Now they're taking another crack at it. 

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Will Gov. Brown's Plans For A Sale Of State Assets Reap Big Dollars For Oregon?

OPB | May 15, 2017 midnight | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown wants to raise $5 billion from government asset sales, but there are several potential pitfalls.