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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…

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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.

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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…

  • From The (Eugene) Register-Guard
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An investigation into events leading to the firing of Oregon Lottery Director Jack Roberts last year has shed some welcome light on what had been a murky situation at an agency that handles a lot of public funds.

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After voters resoundingly defeated Ballot Measure 97, a $6 billion proposed tax increase on large corporations, the measure’s backers came up with a revised tax plan they hoped could gain traction in Salem. But judging from a new poll of Oregon voters released last week, the public wants to …

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In a way, Oregon finally gets to turn the page on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, little more than a year after a 41-day standoff came to a close.

  • From The (Salem) Statesman Journal
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Oregon has required its electorate to vote by mail since an initiative was passed by voters in 1998. But Oregonians, who have the option to “cast” their ballots at an official drop site on Election Day, have had to pony up the postage the past 19 years to participate in democracy.

  • From The (Eugene) Register-Guard
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A quiet revolution is going on a corner of the wood products industry with potentially far-reaching economic implications for Western Oregon. It involves the use of “mass timber” — engineered wood products made by bonding layers of wood together at right angles, including cross-laminated tim…

  • From The (Yamhill Valley) News Register
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According to the Milliman Medical Index, the pre-insurance cost of health care for the typical American family has more than tripled since the turn of the 21st century, rising from $8,414 in 2001 to $25,826 last year.

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A bill introduced in the Oregon Legislature that would limit the ability of some homeowners to deduct mortgage interest from their state income taxes has Republicans in a predictable froth, but the consequences wouldn’t be nearly as dire as they claim and would provide a boost for housing pr…

  • From The (Albany) Democrat-Herald
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Here’s a message from Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson to President Donald Trump: If you’re looking for evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 general election, you’re wasting your time looking in Oregon.

  • From The (Eugene) Register-Guard
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Even if members of Oregon’s judiciary have absorbed all the skills in argumentation that they see in their courtrooms they are unlikely to persuade the Legislature to give them salary increases ranging from 12.7 percent to 14.2 percent over the next four years. The judges have a good case to…

  • From The (Medford) Mail Tribune
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Marijuana retailers are complaining that testing requirements for extracts imposed by the Oregon Health Authority are too strict, hurting sales and driving up prices. They may get some relief from lawmakers during this year’s legislative session, but they should get used to the kind of gover…

  • From The Washington Post
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The resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser offers President Trump an opportunity to right what has been a dysfunctional policymaking apparatus. Having previously been dismissed from a post at the Defense Intelligence Agency for erratic management, Mr. Flynn failed to prepa…

  • From The Bend Bulletin
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Dennis Richardson, Oregon’s secretary of state, wants the Legislature to make his office a nonpartisan one. There are good reasons for making the shift.

  • From The Daily Astorian
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In an astoundingly ignorant and heavy-handed display of putting urban political correctness ahead of rural jobs, Gov. Kate Brown last week dictated that the citizen members of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission reverse their January decision that gave commercial fishermen a minimally fa…

  • From The (Eugene) Register-Guard
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You have to say this for Scott’s Miracle-Gro, the mega lawn and garden company: It managed to unite Oregon farmers, grass seed dealers, environmentalists, scientists and regulators — groups that are rarely unanimous on anything.

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