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With Oregon tax reform on the horizon, lawmakers wary of changes in 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Oregon Legislature returns today after the weather cancellations; referendum on the private sales of liquor gaining ground and no resolution yet to the Medford teacher’s strike


Oregon Political News

With Oregon tax reform on the horizon, lawmakers wary of changes in 2014

Cover Oregon: Former IT chief steered California contracts to her future Oregon deputy

Oregon Legislature set to reconvene Monday as weather warms

Legislative week in review -- snowbound edition: Oregon politics today

Lawmakers move toward compromise to protect Oregon's renewable energy mandates

Monica Wehby: Sen. Jeff Merkley should demand federal probe of Cover Oregon

With Oregon tax reform on the horizon, lawmakers wary of changes in 2014

Fred Meyer president files referendum to privatize alcohol sales

Private liquor sales: On a ballot near you?

Lame ducks still walking, working

Legislative session bipartisan so far

Panel cautions on bonds for construction in 2014

Lawmakers to make up for weather delay

Oregon legislation seeks to curb underage drinking deaths

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News From the Regions

Portland/Metro Area

Oregon and SW Washington school closures and delays for Monday (latest updates)

Portland Public Schools strike preparation: District would close for three days, prioritize opening elementary and middle schools

OHSU doc nets grant to study cancerous sarcoma in kids

School district, teacher union mediation reset for Monday

City of Portland: 'Stay home'

Water district qualifies for May ballot

Salem Area

Sunday Profile: New director of state IT projects settles into work

Diana Dickey to start commissioner campaign

Central/Eastern Oregon

Northwest coal exports up for discussion at EO Forum

State DEQ fines Pendleton hazmat firm

If legal, PERS legislation saves millions

Albany/Corvallis Area

Mid-valley schools stay closed; power out in some areas

Snow weighs heavily on area: Collapsed structures, crashes and outages

Forecast: warmer temperatures, rain and potential localized flooding

Eugene Area

Eugene getting first look at new city hall

Springfield ponders paying council

Storm puts region on ice

Food fight turns on local rights

Roseburg Area

Wilbur rail crossings spur controversy

Sutherlin voters face decision on fire services, taxes

Medford Area

200+ substitutes brought in before Medford school reopening Tuesday

Support for economic development wanes

Teacher contract remains elusive

Medford hikes building permit fees 20 percent

Union, district head back to table

Mining regulation changes are intention of Bates' bill

Graduation rate results a mixed bag

Retrenchment proposal cuts SOU programs, staff

Klamath Falls Area

Economic Indicators: Certifying your workforce

Education from birth to college: State goals and the Oregon Education Investment Board

Ahead of the curve: KCC offers advance program

Southern Oregon Coast

New Medicare rules will cost $300,000, hospital CEO says

15 years later, memories of New Carissa linger

Bay Area’s water supply still in good shape

National News

Suzanne Bonamici shares lessons from 2 years in U.S. House

Ron Wyden, near to Finance chairmanship, seeks tax breakthrough with Republicans

Farm bill, food stamp cuts signed into law

Administration backs away from plan to remove protections for gray wolves

Reid again eyes Senate rulebook

Medicare fight looms over midterms


Portland Area

Gov. Kitzhaber's 'fair and meaningful' teacher evaluation tool: PolitiFact Oregon promise update

Portland council should reject union's appeal of Park Avenue West Tower: Editorial Agenda 2014

Week in comments: TriMet woes, Portland teachers, Bob Dylan's betrayal, PERS cronyism

Homeowners don't need free access to toxic pesticides: Guest opinion

GOP's immigration reform proposals are counter-productive: Guest opinion

How social media changed the world: Washington Post opinion

Health care myths we live by: Charles Krauthammer

The Legislature's best bet is to back OHSU with $200 million in bonds: Editorial Agenda 2014

Debate over lot is about more than Trader Joe's: Editorial Agenda 2014

Revise Oregon's tax system in stages: Guest opinion

Portland officials have mishandled cycling in Forest Park: Guest opinion

David Sarasohn: Cover Oregon hearing sidetracked by politics

Susan Nielsen: Whether Portland teachers strike or not, let's keep kids out of it

The persistence of Selective Deficit Disorder: David Sirota

Keystone pipeline, dance team respect: Opinion roundup

Salem Area

Positive response to snow emergency

Reaping all the rewards of hard work

A mixed message from the GOP

Albany/Corvallis Area

Think Too Much: Surviving Orion's bitter blast, ironically

Editorial: Decision to close schools always is a tough one

Editorial: Expertise, not residence, key for panel members

Roses and Raspberries (Feb. 7)

Eugene Area

Sell Civic to city

A salmon mystery solved

Plan for retail hub best for Civic site

The key to rural recovery is in forest management

Lead the way, governor

Oregon’s ambitious education reform puts students first

Add breaking ‘job lock’ to health reform pluses

Roseburg Area

Editorial: Legislation must remove harvest decisions from courts

Guest column: Have our brains adapted to seeing violence?

Editorial: Roses & thorns

Medford Area

A reasonable precaution

What's really 'immoral' in government policy

A nice idea, but unlikely

Klamath Falls Area

The H&N View: What’s up with that? Irony in the Klamath Basin

The H&N View: Snow a welcome sight for the Basin

Southern Oregon Coast

Cheers & Jeers, Feb. 8, 2014

How the GOP lost Middle America

Wind and LNG — partners?


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