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  • KATHY ANEY East Oregonian
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PENDLETON — Michelle Mizerka-Peters’ office is a Spartan affair, devoid of leather couches, plush carpet or any other hint of ostentatiousness. With yellowing tile floors and basic furniture, the biggest perk of the century-old office is an expansive, birds-eye view of the general manager’s …

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SALEM — Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver’s licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning in the next three years.

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  • ANDREW SELSKY The Associated Press
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SALEM (AP) — Civil rights leaders in Oregon came to the State Capitol on Monday to support several bills, including one designed to end racial profiling by police, and to release a report that urges greater inclusiveness of minorities as the state turns to renewable energy.

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  • KRISTENA HANSEN The Associated Press
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SALEM — Roughly 1,000 unionized government workers flocked to the state Capitol on Tuesday demanding that lawmakers boost business taxes and funding to schools before adjourning the 2017 legislative session, which in its final weeks remains hamstrung by gridlock over a $1.4 billion deficit.

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SPRINGFIELD — A former property manager for the city of Springfield cost the city more than $61,000 by allowing her son, his wife and their children to live in a city-owned home virtually rent- and utility-free for more than four years, according to an investigation completed by the Oregon G…

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The champion lamb at the 2017 Douglas County Lamb Show and Barbecue was purchased by Cascade Community Credit Union for $31 a pound. Buddy, raised by Ramsey Wilfong, 13, of Roseburg weighed in at 133 pounds, making the total sale price $4,123.

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SALEM — Oregon lawmakers on Monday rolled out two proposals aimed at reining in government spending and close the state’s upcoming $1.4 billion deficit by at least $141 million over the next two years.

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GRANTS PASS — Miners rejoiced after the Josephine County Board of Commissioners ruled that a man doesn’t need county permission to mine for gold on a property in the Sunny Valley near Grants Pass.

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SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically conducted through the court system without privacy from public view.

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It’s been a strange week in Salem, said state Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg. Senate policy committees will wrap up for the legislative year at the end of the week, leaving only big-picture committees like Ways and Means to work their way through the next month. House policy committees are expe…