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You’re likely to see the number 350,000 often between now and Jan. 23, 2018, when Oregon voters will cast their ballots on Measure 101, which would adopt a slate of health care taxes the Legislature approved earlier this year.

  • Corvallis Gazette Times
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Looks like you got through the first big weekend of the holiday shopping season. If you’re among those people who get their holiday “to-do” list done with a month or so to go before Christmas, well, nice work — but the rest of today’s editorial will be of no interest to you.

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  • Mail Tribune
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The Medford City Council has taken a positive step by paving the way for ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to operate here while doing as much as possible to protect existing taxi companies from unfair competition.

  • Albany Democrat-Herald
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A law approved by this year’s Legislature appears to have made some immediate progress toward one of its goals, fending off for the time being the costly opening of a second women’s prison in the state.

  • Mail Tribune
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Medford School District officials say pulling out of the Southern Oregon Education Service District will save the district money because it can provide in-house the services it now pays the ESD to provide. ESD officials say severing the relationship will wind up costing Medford more.

  • The Register-Guard
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Recycling can be likened to a mining operation. Processing costs depend on the purity of the ore — and if the costs exceed the value of the processed material, mining stops. Mining can also become unprofitable when commodity prices fall, when substitute materials become available at a lower …

  • From The (United Kingdom) Telegraph
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They stood, arms folded, waiting for their girls to come running into their arms. They craned their necks, better to scan the crowds and pick out their child, as parents always do — at school gates, on sports days, at the end of long-promised nights out to packed concert halls. But some pare…

  • From The Corvallis Gazette-Times
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Oregon’s unemployment rate dipped to 3.7 percent in April: It was the lowest mark since the state started keeping comparable records in 1976.

  • From The Oregonian
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As recently as three months ago, the Elliott State Forest near Coos Bay was about to be sold off to a private logging company partnering with an Oregon tribe. But last week that changed sharply. The State Land Board, for years watching the forest’s earnings for Oregon schools plummet, pulled…