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eClips Tip – Frances E. Willard

Oregon has a varied history of attitudes towards the consumption of alcohol.  Oregon was the leading hop-producer in the country in 1905, with significant production in the Willamette Valley, as documented by a new State Library exhibit. However, in the early 1900s, Oregon law required schools to devote the part of the fourth Friday in […]
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Oregon generated second-worst graduation rate in U.S. in 2017 

Oregon’s graduation rate for the class of 2017 ranks No. 49 in the nation, the federal government announced Thursday. Source: Oregon generated second-worst graduation rate in U.S. in 2017 | oregonlive.com

School success committee’s plan hopes to transform education

A small group of legislators spent a year compiling their wish list of improvements to Oregon’s failing education system. Now they have five months to whittle it down to something realistic, find a way to fund it and sell the rest of their colleagues on spending up to $3 billion more on K-12 education. The […]
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Government shutdown extends long wait in Portland for immigrants seeking green cards

People have been waiting two years or longer for a hearing in an immigration court. Those scheduled for a hearing during the shutdown have had those hearings postponed, and it could be years before they get another chance. Source: Government shutdown extends long wait in Portland for immigrants seeking green cards | oregonlive.com

Government shutdown pain extends from Portland to the coast to Southern Oregon forests 

The partial federal government shutdown, now on day 34, has led to significant hardship all over Oregon. Many federal workers will soon miss their second paycheck. Source: Government shutdown pain extends from Portland to the coast to Southern Oregon forests | oregonlive.com

Salem-area Oregon Health Plan patients get new insurance coordinator

An estimated 100,000 Oregon Health Plan patients in Marion and Polk counties are likely to get a new insurance coordinator next year after a trio of Salem-area health care providers recently formed a nonprofit called Marion Polk Coordinated Care. Source: Salem-area Oregon Health Plan patients get new insurance coordinator

A New Book Says Cannabis Use Leads to Violence. Two Oregonians Fire Back.

By most accounts, Oregon’s experiment with legal recreational cannabis has been a success. Alex Berenson says it’s a fatal mistake. Source: A New Book Says Cannabis Use Leads to Violence. Two Oregonians Fire Back. – Willamette Week

State Supreme Court will hear county campaign finance case

Oregon’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments surrounding Multnomah County’s campaign finance reform ordinance approved by voters in 2016. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State Supreme Court will hear county campaign finance case

Editorial: Chevron lawyer criticizes U. of O. professor’s pursuit of transparency

A small exchange in court in Salem on Wednesday spoke volumes about the public’s right to know how its money is spent under Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program.Lawyers representing The Bulletin and the state of Oregon were in the courtroom of Marion County Circuit Judge Mary Mertens James to argue that records about the program should […]
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez helps inspire Oregon Green New Deal movement

Democratic leaders are aiming to pass cap and trade in 2019, making Oregon just the second state to adopt the major climate policy. But some activists say lawmakers and Gov. Kate Brown aren’t thinking big enough. Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez helps inspire Oregon Green New Deal movement – Portland Business Journal