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Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program

Oregon lawmakers have approved the largest statewide expansion of the federal free lunch program, a move expected to provide tens of thousands more students with free breakfast and lunch. Source: Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program – oregonlive.com

Oregon sues Purdue Pharma again, says owners unlawfully marketed opioids

Oregon’s attorney general Thursday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and its owners. The company makes OxyContin, and the AG alleges that they transferred billions of dollars out of the company and unlawfully marketed the drug. Source: Oregon sues Purdue Pharma again, says owners unlawfully marketed opioids – oregonlive.com

Salem’s flowering cherry trees saved from the ax

A double row of flowering cherry trees that line a park in front of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem have been spared the ax. Civil engineers determined that the roots of the cherry trees aren’t causing leaks in the state-owned Capitol Mall parking garage underneath the trees. Source: Salem’s flowering cherry trees saved from the ax […]
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Opinion: Congress should continue investing in salmon recovery fund 

Sportfishing is a tie that binds. It can bridge the urban-rural divide, business and conservation interests, Republicans and Democrats. People everywhere love to fish. But fishing is only possible when there are abundant fish in our rivers. Source: Opinion: Congress should continue investing in salmon recovery fund – oregonlive.com

How to visit and climb inside 9 Oregon Coast lighthouses

They were once beacons of light for ships in the night — a highway of flashing signals that allowed commerce to flourish along Oregon’s rugged coastline in the 19th Century. Today, the role of lighthouses in Oregon has changed. They’ve gone from Pacific guideposts to popular tourist attractions bringing thousands to some of the state’s most dramatic vistas. Source: How to […]
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Oregon bill to shut unlicensed food operators heads to Gov. Kate Brown

Legislation that would allow Oregon to shut down unlicensed food operators is headed to Gov. Kate Brown for approval. More than 600 food-related establishments in Oregon are operating without permits. The state has previously had no enforcement authority over them. Source: Oregon bill to shut unlicensed food operators heads to Gov. Kate Brown

Gov. Brown appoints Lane County Circuit Court judge to state Court of Appeals

A Lane County judge has been promoted to the Oregon Court of Appeals.Gov. Kate Brown tapped Josephine “Jodie” Mooney to serve on the appellate court. Source: Gov. Brown appoints Lane County Circuit Court judge to state Court of Appeals

Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program

Oregon is spending $40 million to dramatically expand its federal free breakfast and lunch program, ensuring that more than 60 percent of its 400,000 public school students will be included, the largest statewide effort in the country. Source: Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Congressional Hearing On Chemawa Indian School Lays Out Health, Safety, Transparency Problems 

“Total crisis” was the phrase Sonya Moody-Jurado used in her Capitol Hill testimony to describe Chemawa Indian School, an off-reservation boarding school managed by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Source: Congressional Hearing On Chemawa Indian School Lays Out Health, Safety, Transparency Problems . Arts & Life | OPB

Campus security changes coming with passage of ‘Kaylee’s Law’

One-by-one, lawmakers on Thursday came to the side of the House floor to offer their condolences to the family of Kaylee Sawyer, the Bend woman murdered in 2016 by a Central Oregon Community College security guard. Source: Campus security changes coming with passage of ‘Kaylee’s Law’; Governor pledges to sign bill named for Bend woman […]
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