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Anonymous Donor Gives $100M To OHSU’s Knight Cancer Challenge

OHSU officials said Monday the gift from a donor who asked to remain anonymous puts the campaign over the $400 million mark.

CBS Seattle–07/28/2014

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Oregon Bill Would Make Public Records Secret

The Oregon Legislature is looking at two bills that would curtail access to public records.

02/24/2014

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Oregon Legislature Passes Bill To Protect Bees

Oregon lawmakers will not restrict pesticides suspected of causing bumblebee die-offs in Wilsonville and Hillsboro last summer.

02/24/2014

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Oregon Bill Would Expand Gun Background Checks

The husband of former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, appeared before Oregon legislators on Thursday to speak in favor of expanded background checks for gun sales, as Republicans contended the Democrat-proposed legislation is “political posturing” as Oregon’s May primary nears.

02/07/2014

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Genetically Modified Crops Included In Budget Deal

Gov. John Kitzhaber and legislators spent months trying to agree on a grand bargain in which Republicans would consent to higher taxes and Democrats would OK cuts in retirement benefits for government employees.

CBS Seattle–09/19/2013

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Ore. Governor To Call Special Session Over Taxes, Crops

Gov. John Kitzhaber said Wednesday that he plans to call Oregon lawmakers into special session to vote on measures affecting taxes, public-employee pensions and the regulation of genetically modified crops.

CBS Seattle–09/18/2013

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Ore. Bill Targets Johns Who Pay For Sex With Minor

The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would toughen penalties for people who solicit sex with underage prostitutes.

06/07/2013

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Ore. House Approves Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids

The Oregon Legislature has approved a bill that would make it a crime to smoke in a car with kids.

06/03/2013

A mall security officer stands at the entrance to the Clackamas Town Center mall on December 13, 2012 in Clackamas, Oregon. Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office identified Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, as the gunman who entered the mall with a AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, killing two and wounding another before taking his own life. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

Ore. Takes Up Gun Control Bills

A National Rifle Association representative, relatives of two people killed in a December mall shooting spree and others took part in a passionate gun control debate Friday as Oregon’s Legislature began considering bills that would impose new gun restrictions but wouldn’t go as far as some lawmakers had hoped.

04/05/2013

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Oregon Lawmakers Considering Bills To Regulate Use Of Drones To Ensure Privacy

As the nation debates the use of drones to hunt terrorism suspects abroad, Oregon lawmakers are considering legislation that would regulate how drones could be used here.

03/20/2013

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