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Health Care Decision
7:27 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Northwest Lawmakers Debating How To React To Health Care Ruling

The Supreme Court’s decision on the health care law threw many members of Congress for a loop. Many northwest lawmakers were surprised that the Supreme Court upheld the law’s individual mandate and put limits on the government’s attempt to expand Medicaid. Matt Laslo reports from the nation’s capital.

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Olympic Trials
7:25 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Good Night For Northwest Olympic Hopefuls At U.S. Track & Field Trials

It was a good night for local Summer Olympics hopefuls Thursday in Eugene. A very good night, in fact. A half dozen athletes with ties to the Northwest earned spots in the London Games. Correspondent Tom Banse reports from the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials.

The capacity crowd at Eugene’s historic Hayward Field saved its biggest roar for last… for the dramatic finish in the men’s 5000 meters.

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Olympic Racewalking
7:23 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Eugene Native Looks To Represent The US In Racewalking At The Olympics

Eugene has a long history as the adopted home of Olympic track and field hopefuls. But it’s very rare for a serious contender to actually be born and raised in the city. On Sunday a true local girl will be competing at Hayward, and she has a legitimate shot at making the team in perhaps the most unusual of the track events. KLCC’s Jes Burns reports.

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Health Care Ruling Reaction
6:48 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Wash. Governor Applauds Health Care Ruling

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire comments on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

“Happy and relieved.” Those are the words Washington Governor Chris Gregoire uses to describe the Supreme Court’s decision on health care. The Democrat Thursday told a personal story about a health scare in her own family.

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Health Care Ruling Reaction
6:46 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Decision ‘Clears The Runway’ For Oregon Health Care Overhaul

Oregon health officials say Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act “clears the runway” for big changes to the state’s health care system.

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Health Care Ruling Reactions
6:34 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Three States React To SCOTUS Decision

People around the Northwest have been giving all kinds of reactions to the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. State officials in Washington and Oregon were elated. Reactions were more muted in Idaho. We have three stories now from reporters in three state capitols.

McKenna, Inslee Healthcare Reaction
6:26 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Wash. Gubenatorial Candidates On Healthcare Decision

Both of Washington’s gubernatorial candidates claimed victory today [Thursday] after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Republican candidate Rob McKenna was one of 26 Attorney Generals arguing that it was unconstitutional to force uninsured people to buy insurance. This morning [Thursday] the Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate is in fact constitutional. Democrats called it a defeat for McKenna. They said the decision could hurt his run for governor against Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee. But McKenna disagreed. KUOW's Leslie McClurg reports.

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Health Care Ruling Reactions
5:27 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Small Business Owners Divided Over Health Care Ruling

Small business owners are also trying to gauge what the health care ruling means for them. Their views are sharply divided.

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Health Care Ruling Reactions
5:20 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Eastern Washington Residents React To U.S. Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling

Outside the Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash., people had different reactions to the health care ruling.
Allen4names Wikimedia Commons

People across the Northwest have been reacting to today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s health care overhaul. Correspondent Anna King spoke to people outside the Kadlec Medical Center in Richland in southeast Washington.

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Health Care Ruling Reaction
4:58 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Reacts To Health Care Ruling

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said the health care ruling is good news for Oregon and America.
the Governor's office/ YouTube

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber reacted Thursday to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. He told Oregon Public Broadcasting the ruling is "good news for Oregon and very good news for America."

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