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Opinion: Youths accused of even serious crimes deserve anonymity

On the internet, our past selves live forever. For most of us, and in particular for younger people who have always been online, that means the preservation of everything from major life events to cringe-making photos and comments. But for a particular group of young people, there will be no escaping the repercussions of the […]
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Home Builders support more housing of all kinds

Speakers at the 2020 Housing Forecast talk about the need for missing middle housing, but wonder who is going to build it Source: Pamplin Media Group – Home Builders support more housing of all kinds

Oregon Wine Council forms

Two statewide associations now claim to speak for industry A coalition of Oregon wine industry stakeholders who earlier this year opposed wine legislation they viewed as “anti-competitive” have formed the Oregon Wine Council. The new group said it represents the interests of the entire state — seeming to suggest the existing Oregon Wine Association has […]
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Editorial: Legislature could have fixed death penalty bill

Here’s a postscript of sorts to the uproar over Senate Bill 1013, the bill passed by the Legislature this session that dramatically narrowed the use of the death penalty in Oregon. Source: Editorial: Legislature could have fixed death penalty bill

Gov. Brown appoints panel to address health care costs

The committee of government officials, union representatives and health care professionals will be responsible for creating an annual target for health care cost growth and providing recommendations to the Legislature on how to manage unreasonable costs. Source: Gov. Brown appoints panel to address health care costs

Gov. Kate Brown assembles Oregon committee to address health care costs

Health care costs are rising in Oregon faster than in other states, and Tuesday Gov. Kate Brown tasked a panel with controlling those costs. Source: Gov. Kate Brown assembles Oregon committee to address health care costs

Cut To Oregon State Hospital Wait Times Leaves Some Without Mental Health Care

Court had been in session for close to an hour before Ms. Nilsen’s turn came. Source: Cut To Oregon State Hospital Wait Times Leaves Some Without Mental Health Care

Murder charges against suspected child killer reduced due to new law

With the reduction of aggravated murder charges against a Keizer woman accused of killing her 12-year-old son, the effects of a new law narrowing the use of Oregon’s death penalty already are being felt in Marion County. An amended indictment charging Amy Robertson, 41, with the lesser, non-capital offenses of first- and second-degree murder was filed […]
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Oregon Labor Unions Vow Retribution Against Some Democrats

Oregon labor groups are still upset over a vote on pensions. But as the 2020 election nears, are they truly willing to leave their favorite party in a lurch? Source: Oregon Labor Unions Vow Retribution Against Some Democrats

In Oregon, ‘secrecy’ and ‘government’ go hand-in-hand | Opinion

Sen. Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer, writes that state officials seek to thwart transparency all too often. Source: Opinion: In Oregon, ‘secrecy’ and ‘government’ go hand-in-hand