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Oregon Senate backs new regulations for medical marijuana

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill imposing stricter regulations on the Oregon's medical marijuana program as lawmakers get ready for the legalization of pot for recreational use.

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12-month birth control bill advances out of Senate panel

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Senate committee has advanced legislation requiring private insurers to cover up to 12 months of birth control at a time.

Panel passes Buehler bill expanding birth control access

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A House panel has given bipartisan support to legislation allowing women to get birth control without a doctor's prescription.

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Oregon's two-year firefighting tab: $200 million

The Oregon Department of Forestry has spent $200 million putting out wildfires  over the past two fire seasons  -- and with another potentially severe fire season coming up fast, officials are asking all to be very careful with fire and to prepare their property's defensible space..

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SkyWest flight suffers damage after diversion to Boise

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A SkyWest Airlines flight from Eugene to Denver has suffered damage after it diverted to Boise because of a medical issue and made a hard landing.

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Man who leaked Kitzhaber emails goes public

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The man who leaked thousands of emails from the personal account of former Gov. John Kitzhaber to a Portland newspaper is coming forward publicly.

Senate panel OKs extending statute of limitations for rape

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Senate committee has approved a measure extending Oregon's statute of limitations on certain sexual assault crimes to 12 years. It's now six.

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US shoots Columbia river birds to stop their salmon meals

Government hunters have started shooting seabirds on an island at the mouth of the Columbia River, hoping to reduce their consumption of juvenile salmon migrating to the ocean.

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Cattlemen: Trade deal good for Oregon agriculture

TPP and TPA have caused quite a stir lately. Don't mistake their impact by the size of their abbreviations. Each set of three letters represents huge possibilities for Oregon ranchers and agriculture, according to the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.

Audit: Oregon community colleges falling short

Oregon's higher education agencies and community colleges should target investments to help community college students complete degrees and certificates, a new audit released Wednesday by the secretary of state’s office found.

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