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Ore. secretary of state urges primary participation

Secretary of State Kate Brown challenged voters Thursday to improve Oregon's low turnout for primary elections by making sure to register and take part in the upcoming May 20th election.

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Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An advisory panel has recommended that Oregon drop its trouble-plagued online health exchange for private policies and have Oregonians shop for them instead on the federal online marketplace.

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Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marion County commissioners have given final approval to an order to stop a company from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to prevent the burning of fetal material to generate power.

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Oregon meth deaths surge, cocaine deaths fall

Oregon State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson released 2013 drug-related death statistics Thursday reflecting one fewer death from last year and a near 7 percent drop from 2012, when deaths reached their highest level since 2000.

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Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon commission has ordered a waste-to-power facility to stop accepting boxed medical waste after learning it might be using the remains of aborted fetuses from British Columbia to generate electricity.

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Medford man stabbed after complaining about noise

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — As many as six people beat and stabbed a Medford man who asked the neighbors to turn down loud music.

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Portland city worker arrested in car thefts case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested a city of Portland employee Wednesday and accused her of being involved in an auto theft ring.

Clackamas County woman in 5 trials in 6 days

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A woman scheduled for five trials in six days in Clackamas County Circuit Court lost the first one Wednesday when she was convicted of harassment.

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Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.

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Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast

PORT ALICE, British Columbia (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.6 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.

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