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  • SHERRI BURI McDONALD and SAUL HUBBARD The Register-Guard
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EUGENE — The federal government has approved Oregon’s request to continue innovating the Oregon Health Plan for the next five years, but it’s not giving any extra money to further advance the reforms, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Friday.

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Shortly after entering his legislative office Monday, Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, wasted no time in introducing a bill battling the controversial state pension system.

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  • MOLLY HARBARGER The Oregonian/OregonLive
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PORTLAND — A man who died of exposure in the woods near Southwest Barbur Boulevard has been identified as Zachary A. Young, a 29-year-old from McMinnville who was likely living there before he died of hypothermia.

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HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — A Las Vegas man is getting his home back after the tiny structure was stolen from an eastern Oregon truck stop in December.

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  • STEVEN DUBOIS The Associated Press
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PORTLAND — A major snowstorm spread Wednesday through Portland and parts of Washington state — toppling trees, closing schools and cutting power to thousands in the heaviest snowfall for the city since at least 2008.

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  • ANDREW SELSKY The Associated Press
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SALEM — Neither snow, nor rain nor the gloom of a big budget shortfall kept lawmakers from travelling to the Oregon state Capitol to take their oath of office Monday and attend the inauguration of Gov. Kate Brown.

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  • JAYSON JACOBY The Baker City Herald
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NORTH POWDER — A few months ago Chelsie Thompson was in a wheelchair and waiting for her prosthetic leg to be built, but on this wintry morning three days before Christmas she wants what any 6-year-old girl wants when school’s out.