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Latest PERS cuts get first challenge

Monday, December 09, 2013
Latest PERS cuts get first challenge
The first challenge to the public retirement cuts passed in September has been filed before the Oregon Supreme Court, judicial department spokesman Phil Lemman said Tuesday. The Oregon Legislature passed two sets of bills this year that cut back how much people will receive through the Public Em [...]

Bicycle, pedestrian projects vie for biggest chunk of Connect Oregon money

Thursday, December 05, 2013
Bicycle, pedestrian projects vie for biggest chunk of Connect Oregon money
Bicycle and pedestrian improvements top the list of proposals to spend $42 million Oregon lawmakers approved this year for transportation projects beyond the usual highway and bridge work. In all, the Oregon Department of Transportation received 108 proposals totaling $129 million – about  [...]

Cover Oregon director Rocky King steps down for medical leave

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Cover Oregon director Rocky King steps down for medical leave
Cover Oregon director Rocky King steps down for medical leave as exchange claims first enrollees. Rocky King, director of Oregon's non-working health insurance exchange, stepped down Monday to take medical leave and may not return. King's departure, announced at a Cover Oregon board meetin [...]

Genetically Engineered Foods a Plus

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Genetically Engineered Foods a Plus
Andrew Kimbrell makes many misstatements in his letter "Our GM Food Fears Aren't Irrational" (http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304527504579167700690265822) (Nov. 9): "The vast majority of GE crops are developed to resist and therefore promote pesticides, sharply increasin [...]

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