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  • Oregon gives up on running its own Obamacare exchange

    Oregon's "top information-technology official" is giving up on the state running its own Obamacare insurance exchange. "Alex Pettit, the state's top information-technology official, will recommend that Oregon move to the federal health insurance exchange, according to a Powerpoint presentation...

  • Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. A top Cover Oregon official, Alex Pettit, said fixing the...

  • Oregon to investigate the burning of aborted babies for electricity

    Update below: Lila Rose, president of Live Action, responds. Earlier this week, news broke of an energy plant in Marion County, Ore., receiving aborted babies from British Columbia to burn for electricity. Thursday, county officials said they were seeking an investigation into how such a...

  • Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

    After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal.

  • This ad from GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby will make you cry

    Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon running for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, has released a new ad that will make you shed a tear.

  • Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops. Ban supporters say pollen from fields of genetically modified organisms can contaminate organic farms, and they are worried about use of the herbicide Roundup,...

  • Trader Joe's again says no to NE Portland spot

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says Trader Joe's will not be coming to a northeast Portland neighborhood. Trader Joe's pulled out of a proposed location in February after some members of the community complained about gentrification. Hales tried to get the grocery chain...

  • Dispensaries in limbo as moratoriums sweep state

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana cardholders in some parts of Oregon will have to look harder than they expected for dispensaries as cities and counties throughout the state enact ordinances to keep the pot shops from opening within their borders. A total of 13 Oregon counties and more...

  • Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block the sale of a portion of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company. The lawsuit filed in Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene contends a 1957 law prohibits the state from selling any portion of the Elliott...

  • Long-term care insurance rates rising in Oregon

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — About 30,000 Oregonians who insure themselves against the expense of long-term care will see their premium rates rise by an average of 26 percent as the state works to balance requests from insurance companies seeking even higher increases. The Insurance Division has been...

  • Monica Wehby airs first ads of Oregon GOP Senate primary

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monica Wehby is launching the first television ads in the Republican primary campaign for U.S. Senate. Wehby's campaign says the ads will begin airing statewide on Tuesday. They tout her opposition to President Obama's health care law, declaring "Obamacare is bad for...

  • New Cover Oregon director reins in spending

    DURHAM, Ore. (AP) — A turnaround expert brought in to fix Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange is clamping down on spending and who can make financial decisions as he tries to get Cover Oregon back on track. In his third day on the job, Clyde Hamstreet said Tuesday that he's still...

  • Pulitzer Board vindicates Oregonian for pension reform push that Big Labor opposed

    Throughout 2013, the Oregonian's editorial board fought a valiant battle to get state lawmakers to address the Beaver State's staggering public worker pension liabilities. The effort failed primarily due to staunch opposition from the state's Big Labor leaders, who argued there was no pension...

  • Medical marijuana moratoriums in 71 Oregon cities

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least 71 Oregon cities have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, and more than 40 others are considering bans, according to the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties. The Legislature allowed local governments to impose a one-year...

  • Oregon employers report big boost in vacancies

    Oregon employers are reporting 10,000 more job vacancies than they had a year ago and more trouble finding the right candidates, leading to higher wages, according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department.



From the Weekly Standard

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