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  • ALISHA ROEMELING The Register-Guard
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EUGENE — Jamie Heizelman wishes she would have known that her 15-year-old grandson, Brandon Kimble, was so distraught, but no one came forward. By the time she learned that the boy she called “Honeybear” was feeling suicidal, he was already gone.

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  • TAYLOR W. ANDERSON The Bulletin
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PORTLAND — Amid a housing shortfall that political leaders say is a priority to address, Oregon’s lead state agency on affordable housing is falling short on its responsibility to help guide policymaking to reduce homelessness and keep residents in homes.

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PORTLAND (AP) — One of seven Oregon refuge standoff defendants awaiting trial is asking the court to dismiss his indictment, arguing that statements by federal officials expressing disappointment after the acquittal of Ammon Bundy will taint his right to a fair trial.

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  • ANDREW SELSKY The Associated Press
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SALEM — Stressing that she was loathe to make cuts, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown presented her budget proposal Thursday aimed at addressing a whopping $1.7 billion shortfall while maintaining funding for critical areas, including education and health care.

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SALEM (AP) — Oregon’s strict rules around pesticide testing are hurting the state’s fledgling recreational marijuana industry and could mean a $10 million drop in tax revenue from sales in the fourth quarter — or at least that’s the argument in a report released this week by those in the business.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hardy Myers, a lawyer who became a politician in the Oregon Legislature in his 30s and rose to the position of House speaker, and then was elected state attorney general three times, has died at age 77.