Oregon

Bloomberg Gun Grabbing Group Backs Democrats in Oregon

In Oregon, the Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety is backing  Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber, while also trying to unseat state Sen. Bruce Starr, R-Hillsboro. Along with spending $22,000 to support Starr’s opponent, Democrat…

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Koch group cancels October ad time in Oregon race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The political group linked to the conservative Koch brothers has canceled television ad time reserved in October for the……

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Pot advocates deliver petitions for Oregon ballot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana traveled to Salem on Thursday to turn in boxes stuffed……

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Oregon hopes to be first state to map GMO fields

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Before residents in southern Oregon overwhelmingly voted to ban genetically modified crops last month, farmers negotiated……

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Oregon gov. urges lawsuit over O-Care

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) is seeking a lawsuit against the tech company he says is responsible for problems with the state’s ObamaCare insurance exchange, according to a report.
Kitzhaber, who is running for reelection,…

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City Shuts Down 11-Year-Old Selling Mistletoe to Fund Braces

An 11-year-old Oregon girl who wanted to help her father pay for her braces by selling mistletoe over the holidays,…

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Man who stripped at airport says nudity protected

By Nigel Duara, Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore.—An Oregon man kept his clothes on when he went through court security on his way to his trial, unlike the episode that got him there: stripping at Portland’s airport …
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Man arrested in Portland, Ore., area in threatening letters sent to Congress

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with threatening letters containing a suspicious powdery substance that were sent to members of Congress.
The United States Capitol Police said in a statement…

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Oregon Escapes Notice in Voter Photo ID Battle

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Roll Call
More than 200,000 people voted in this week’s special election in Oregon’s 1st district, and none of them had to show photo identification before they cast their ballot.
As the voter…

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John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi send cash to Oregon’s special election

By ALEX ISENSTADT | Politico
House members from both parties are pouring cash into this month’s Oregon special election, newly released contribution reports show.
Democrat Suzanne Bonamici, the frontrunner in the race to replace former…

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Time Running Out for GOP to Play in Oregon Special

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Roll Call
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Several thousand miles away from Des Moines, Iowa, and 3,000 from Manchester, N.H., Democrats and Republicans are battling for attention in the first general election contest…

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Rising child poverty in Portland area exacerbates differences between have and have-not school districts

By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian 
The socioeconomic gulf separating Portland-area school districts widened from 2009 to 2010 as childhood poverty rates surged in already-poor districts but remained low or even fell in districts where poverty touches…

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Gov. John Kitzhaber: Oregon death penalty fails ‘basic standards of justice’

By Helen Jung, The Oregonian
SALEM — Twice, Gov. John Kitzhaber has found himself torn between his physician’s oath to do no harm and his governor’s oath to uphold the state constitution.
Twice, he chose to…

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