Oregon Senate Votes To Increase Legal Age For Tobacco Purchases

OPB | March 23, 2017

Young people in Oregon could soon need to be at least 21 years old to buy tobacco products.

Herrera Beutler Announces Opposition To Republican Health Care Bill

OPB | March 23, 2017

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican congresswoman from Clark County, says she can't support the sweeping health care bill sponsored by her party's leadership.

Analysis: GOP Health Care Bill Could Raise Insurance Prices For Oregonians

OPB | March 22, 2017

Even with its tax credit increases for older consumers, the GOP's new health care bill would increase overall health insurance costs for Oregonians, according to a new analysis.

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Republican Health Care Bill Could Squeeze Seniors Needing Long-Term Care

OPB | March 22, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

Oregon officials and senior advocates say the sweeping changes to Medicaid could someday affect middle-class seniors who never thought they would use a program aimed at health care to the poor.

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2 Vancouver-Area Schools Test High For Radon

OPB | March 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Classrooms in Washington’s fifth largest school district are undergoing tests for radon. Evergreen Public Schools recently announced above average levels in two facilities in the Vancouver area.

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Oregon Lawmakers Consider Making Tobacco Illegal Until Age 21

OPB | March 20, 2017 midnight | Portland

Next month, Lane will become the first county in Oregon to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco — from 18 to 21. Other counties and the whole state might be joining them soon.

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Deschutes DA Investigating Patient Data Breach At St. Charles Health In Bend

OPB | March 17, 2017 3:48 p.m. | Portland

The Deschutes County District Attorney has launched a criminal investigation into an apparent breach of patient records at St. Charles Health System.

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Some Republicans Have Problems With The 'American Health Care Act'

OPB | March 17, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Portland

Some Republican lawmakers in Oregon are joining Democrats in their displeasure at the replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Works On Health Care

OPB | March 17, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is at the center of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act — but the bill his committee came up with is not universally loved by Republicans.

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Oregon Farmers Speak Out Against Bill To Stop Giving Antibiotics To Healthy Animals

OPB | March 17, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

Oregon farmers and veterinarians are speaking out against a bill in Salem that would make it illegal to give antibiotics to healthy farm animals.

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Oregon Governor Says New Health Law Would Triple Uninsured Rate And Cut 23,000 Jobs

OPB | March 16, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released a report Thursday saying the new health care law created by the Trump Administration would triple Oregon’s uninsured rate and cut 23,000 jobs. 

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Portland To Resume Using Bull Run Water In Spite Of Parasite

OPB | March 14, 2017 10:30 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau plans to resume using the Bull Run watershed as its drinking water source this week.

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As CBO Releases Report, Oregonians Rally In Support Of Affordable Care Act

OPB | March 13, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

Oregonians who don’t want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed are rallying around the state. OPB caught up with one group on the Capitol steps Monday.

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