Oregon's Congressional Delegation Pushes Bill To Prepare For Railroad Derailments, Spills

OPB | April 28, 2017

Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation introduced a bipartisan bill Friday to help towns and cities prepare for serious railroad incidents.

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Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Backs GOP Health Care Bill That Cuts Pre-Existing Conditions

OPB | April 27, 2017 4:36 p.m. | Portland

The Republican congressman promised to protect people with pre-existing conditions from higher insurance rates, but critics say the new health care bill won't guarantee those protections.

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Oregon's Top Democrat Lambasts Revived Health Care Bill

OPB | April 27, 2017 1:42 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden says new Republican health care bill is “sabotage.”

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'OPB Politics Now': Is There Any Money For Schools?

OPB | April 27, 2017 1:10 p.m.

Voters across the state are being asked to devote millions in new money for Oregon schools, while lawmakers try to come up with more education funding. 

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Gov. Brown Signs Executive Order On Collective Bargaining

OPB | April 27, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed an executive order aimed at improving the way the state negotiates with its unionized workers.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley Launches Bill To Completely Phase-Out Fossil Fuels In US

OPB | April 27, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

Called the "100 by 50 Act," it aims to run 100 percent of the country on clean and renewable energy by 2050.

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Joven Guatemalteco Se Autodeporta De Oregon Por Temor A Incursiones De ICE

OPB | April 26, 2017 3:57 p.m. | Portland

Ignacio García-Pablo, de 21 años de edad, vino a los Estados Unidos hace cinco años. El dice. que le tomó alrededor de un mes viajar más de 3.000 kilómetros de Guatemala a Oregon.  

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Oregon Bill Would Shield Sexual Assault Victims From Underage Drinking Charges

OPB | April 25, 2017 4:25 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Sexual assault victims under age 21 could come forward to police without being cited for underage alcohol possession under a measure moving ahead in the Oregon Legislature.

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Major Businesses Line Up Against Tax Being Considered By Oregon Lawmakers

OPB | April 25, 2017 7 a.m. | Portland

A coalition of Oregon's major business groups say they oppose a proposed gross receipts tax on corporate sales.

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Bipartisan Oregon Lawmakers Unveil Proposal To Reel In State Spending

OPB | April 21, 2017 12:47 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers unveiled a proposal Friday to reel in state spending during the upcoming budget cycle.

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State Grants To Help Oregon Schools, Hospitals Withstand Major Earthquake

OPB | April 21, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The state of Oregon has announced a new round of taxpayer-funded grants to help schools and other public buildings better withstand a major earthquake.


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