Oregon

Oregon Crab
5:11 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Oregon Dungeness Crab Now in Stores

Oregon's Dungeness crab season started on midnight Sunday.
Credit Fred Benenson / Flickr

Oregon crab fishermen are out on their boats bringing in pots brimming with Dungeness crab. The season started at midnight Sunday.

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Unemployment
4:30 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Oregon Unemployment Rate Hits Lowest Level Since 2008

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 3:07 pm

Oregon's unemployment rate is at its lowest in more than five years according to numbers released by the Oregon Employment Department Tuesday.

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Oregon Liquor
5:09 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Liquor Privatization Battle Could Be Headed For Oregon

Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 5:52 pm

Oregon voters could have the chance to follow Washington's lead next year when it comes to liquor sales.

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Oregon Elections
5:10 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Kitzhaber Kicks Off Bid For Record Fourth Term

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced his re-election bid at Earl Boyles Elementary School in Portland. He was joined by Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes.
Credit Michael Clapp

No governor of Oregon has ever served four terms. John Kitzhaber says he wants to be the first. The Democrat kicked his campaign Monday pledging to make progress on health care, the environment and the economy.

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Re-election Bid
6:36 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Kitzhaber Expected To Announce Re-Election Bid

The invitation to the governor's event leaves little doubt as to the Democrat's future plans.
Credit Media Advisory For Planning Purposes

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is expected to announce a re-election bid Monday. The Democrat has scheduled an announcement Monday morning at a Portland elementary school where he says he'll discuss his plans for the coming year.

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Oregon Healthcare
5:04 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Oregon Insurance Officials Defend Health Plan Extensions

Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 4:59 pm

Oregon's insurance commissioner is defending a decision to allow health insurance companies to keep policies in place for a year even if they don't comply with the Affordable Care Act.

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Biomass Proposal
6:02 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Biomass Proposal in Lakeview Sparks Concerns About Particulate Pollution

Regulators have approved an air pollution permit for a proposed biomass power plant in Lakeview, Oregon, which already struggles with pollution from wood stoves.
Credit Galina Mikhalishina / Creative Commons

Regulators have approved an air pollution permit for a proposed biomass power plant in Lakeview, Oregon. Some residents have questioned the permit because the town is already struggling with pollution from wood stoves.

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Megaload Delay
4:04 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Foul Weather, Not Protesters, Cause Latest Delay For Megaload

File photo. The The megaload being moved by Omega Morgan takes up two highway lanes and stretches 380 feet.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 3:14 pm

A so-called megaload is stuck just a few miles south of Pendleton on it’s winding route through the Northwest.

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Crab Fishing
5:01 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Why is Oregon's Dungeness Crab Season Delayed?

Oregon's Dungeness crab season has been delayed until December 16th.
Credit David Gallagher / Flickr

Oregon's Dungeness crab season has been delayed until Dec. 16. The season normally starts around the first of the month, but the crustaceans don't have enough meat yet.

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Oregon Discrimination
5:50 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Former Federal Employee In Oregon Awarded Back Pay For Discrimination

A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has awarded back pay to a former federal law clerk in Oregon who was denied health benefits for her same-sex domestic partner.
Credit Ken Lund / Flickr

A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has awarded back pay to a former federal law clerk in Oregon who was denied health benefits for her same-sex domestic partner. 

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