One idea on the table as House and Senate negotiators wrangle over the farm bill is work requirements for SNAP recipients. But that would also require states to run job training programs.
Many dying patients turn not to medically assisted suicide, legal in just seven states and Washington, D.C., but to palliative sedation.
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The February incident shows why routine log reviews by IT security personnel are important.
“To fully address the crisis we have to treat it as a health care issue, as a child welfare issue and as a drain on our local economies,” said U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state.
Primary care investment innovation is key.
The 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska didn’t cause major damage but the local response underscores some important lessons in emergency preparedness.
As volunteers step up to run community libraries, a new intergovernmental agreement in southwest Oregon gives local advocates there some new hope.
Anecdotes have emerged of vulnerable consumers, such as cancer patients, contracting dangerous infections after smoking bad weed.
Ted Wheeler says that if the HUD secretary thinks government should take a passive role, he “should step aside and allow someone up to the task to lead.”
Gresham’s Shane Bemis, a Republican, is among the U.S. Conference of Mayors members visiting the nation's capital ahead of the Republicans releasing their tax reform proposal.
“Our staff has been actively requesting the information from the Interior Department, as well as the White House, and we have not yet received it,” according to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s press secretary.
In the latest round of official correspondence, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown highlighted the state’s tracking measures for pot and noted flaws with a report U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions referenced.
Here’s what’s planned for the next phase of the ShakeAlert system that’s been under development on the West Coast.
While ratepayers wince, a preference for long-term investment may also deliver long-term quality and some tech advantages.
“We're trying to be flexible, to bring the understanding…, the agency's history and legacy of knowledge to bear on this new industry,” according to Mark Pettinger, an Oregon Liquor Control Commission public affairs officer.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | L.A.’s structural deficit; N.C.’s attorney general forced to slash 10% of staff; and a “notable lack of hellfire” from satanist at city council meeting.
In central Oregon, the city of Bend and Deschutes County are no strangers to big wildfires. But building more fire-resilient communities isn’t always easy.
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