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Many Portland-area mentally ill people who are homeless, addicted to drugs or have other problems end up being inappropriately jailed because Portland-area hospitals don’t want them on their property, and police don’t know what to do with them except put them in jail for trespassing, an investiga

Jun 19 2019
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SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown's $340 million tobacco tax package is headed to the Oregon House of Representatives.   

Jun 18 2019

EASTON, Pa. — Walk into a big-box retailer such as Walmart or Michaels and you’re likely to see MCS Industries’ picture frames, decorative mirrors or kitschy wall décor.

Jun 17 2019
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SALEM – The insurers that deliver Medicaid-funded health services to nearly 1 million Oregonians will be subject to stricter financial oversight under a bill that's a signature from the governor away from becoming law.

Jun 17 2019
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The influential board that certifies emergency medicine physicians in the United States is looking into allegations of harassment against Dr. John Ma, the head of the emergency department at Oregon Health & Science University.

Jun 17 2019
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SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown's $320 million tobacco tax package, considered by many observers to be on life support just a week ago, has roared back into the spotlight in the legislative session's final days.

Jun 13 2019
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CareOregon is taking a more prominent position as an insurer for the Oregon Health Plan in the Portland metro area, which has a third of the state’s Medicaid population.

Jun 12 2019

In a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman declined to find the state in contempt of a longstanding federal court order that dictates admissions for people with mental illnesses at the Oregon State Hospital.

Jun 12 2019
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SALEM – As the Oregon legislative session nears its final days and lawmakers rush to move priority bills through committees, advocates of the state's pioneering Death with Dignity law are pushing for a change to increase patient access to life-ending drugs.

Jun 12 2019
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Registered nurses at the troubled Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Northeast Portland have won their bid for a unionization vote.

Jun 12 2019

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