More Oregon Articles

  • Early Oregon pear harvest falls below expectations

    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Midway through an early harvest, one of the world's largest pear growers says its Rogue Valley crop isn't meeting expectations. Medford-based Naumes Inc. said the harvest is two weeks ahead of schedule and it looks like the yield will be 15 percent below normal. The company...

  • Cover Oregon turnaround bill: $600K and rising

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As he wraps up his work, a corporate turnaround expert initially hired for $100,000 to fix Oregon's troubled health care insurance exchange has billed the state for nearly $600,000 under an expanded contract, a newspaper reported. The current deal between Clyde Hamstreet...

  • Ore. AG says Oracle overcharged for poorly trained personnel

    Rosenblum SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit on Friday against a hardware and software engineering company and multiple executives for allegedly defrauding Oregonians by failing to provide a functional health exchange website. Oracle...

  • Inhale: Marijuana initiatives should keep Senate Democratic

    Having pro-marijuana initiatives on the fall ballot will draw younger, passionate Democrats to the polls and help Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid keep his job, according to a Brookings expert.

  • Feds seen as more lenient than Oregon and Washington on coal exports

    The Obama administration has signaled that it might be more willing than Oregon and Washington to allow coal exports from the states. 

  • Oregon mill fire spread debris, including asbestos

    SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A fire at a Springfield plywood mill last month spread debris and ash to a few dozen residential properties, including two at which asbestos has been confirmed. Asbestos was in the plant's roofing as well as around the steam pipes as insulation, said Chuck Wert,...

  • Communities fight back over transportation of fossil fuels

    Fossil feuds are playing out across the country, and they span all types of energy.

  • Oregon agency stings coal industry as it nixes key permit

    An Oregon agency dealt a blow to the coal industry Monday night, denying a necessary permit for a proposed export terminal and boosting environmentalists' hopes of scuttling U.S. coal exports from the West Coast.

  • Jeff Merkley campaign attacks Republican colleague as 'Tea Party folk hero'

    In a statement aimed at Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley's Republican opponent, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, a staffer criticized Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson.

  • Expected Oregon ruling could kill coal industry's hopes for U.S. exports to Asia

    An Oregon state agency is expected to decide Monday whether developers can build a proposed coal export terminal, a ruling that would have broad ramifications for the coal industry's ability to tap into energy-hungry Asian markets.

  • Jeff Merkley spokeswoman: Koch-funded ad 'blatantly lying' about senator's legislative record

    Merkley's press secretary said the ad "willfully ignored" Merkley's legislative accomplishments.

  • Koch-backed group announces ad buy against Jeff Merkley in Oregon

    The ad, "Get to work for Oregon," notes that in Merkley's six years as a senator, only one of his bills became law.

  • Oregon board suspends psychologist's license

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An administrative law judge is reviewing the case of a Portland psychologist whose license was suspended after her 12-year-old client attempted suicide following unorthodox treatment that included drinking milk from a baby bottle while sitting in his father's lap. The...

  • An e-future for Oregon prison health records?

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State prison officials hope to persuade the governor that it's time to convert the health records of Oregon inmates to an electronic system. Oregon Department of Corrections officials have tried to put an electronic health records system in place for several years. In...

  • Oracle sues Oregon over health insurance exchange

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oracle Corp. has sued the state of Oregon in a fight over the state's health insurance exchange, saying government officials are using the technology company's software despite $23 million in disputed bills. Oracle's breach-of-contract lawsuit against Cover Oregon was filed...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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    Conway, Ark. "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola,” a TV ad in Arkansas declared last week. The ad came from Democrat Mark Pryor, who is running for reelection to...

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