Northwest Wildfires Spending Off The Charts

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on August 28, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — In a joint press briefing, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden agree legislation mandating permanent funding over the most critical of Wildfires has to get approved.  The pair hope this will happen in September. Federal spending on the fires in Oregon alone has reached 10 million dollars  a day. Spending in both …

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Protesters Stage Outside Planned Parenthood

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 28, 2015

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Several hundred anti-abortion activists lined the street corners near a Planned Parenthood clinic on Tuesday morning after undercover video was leaked of the organization selling parts of tiny unborn babies.

“The newest video released today showed them actually picking through a tiny arm and leg and negotiating prices,” said college student Melodie Durett.  She’s calling for an official investigation.

The …

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Rx: Pain – An In-Depth look at Drug Prices in America

Posted by Chris Brown on July 24, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – Amber is 23. She has twice beaten cancer; Bone cancer at 15, and Leukemia at 20. She has also accumulated a massive medical debt, in no small part through the nearly two dozen pills she was prescribed at the height of her latest battle with cancer. Amber says she reached a point where many of the drugs …

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Tests Confirm Toxic Algae in Ross Island Lagoon

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 9, 2015

Photo Courtesy: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has confirmed that samples taken from the Ross Island Lagoon in the Willamette River last week are positive for toxic blue-green algae, also known as “cyanobacteria”.

The algae appears to be contained to an south of the Ross Island Bridge.  The Oregon Health Authority has issued a health advisory.  They recommended …

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Oregon Pharmacists Will Be Able to Prescribe Birth Control

Posted by Associated Press on July 7, 2015

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon women will no longer have to visit a health clinic for a birth control prescription starting next year.

Instead, they can head straight to their pharmacist for contraception under a measure signed into law Monday by Gov. Kate Brown.

Advocates said the measure gives Oregon women the easiest access to birth control in the nation. Rep. Knute Buehler, …

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