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Oregonians Seek Transparency on Vaccines

Amid a measles outbreak in the Northwest that has stoked the flames of a national debate over vaccinations, Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would alter the state’s immunization process.

Partisan Politics Throw Tougher Vaccine Law Into Question

The Lund Report
The absence of Democratic Sen. Betsy Johnson has allowed Bend Republican Sen. Tim Knopp to block a bill that he feels would infringe upon religious freedom by requiring parents to show informed consent before their unvaccinated children can enter public schools.

This article has been edited to correct an earlier version.

May 22, 2013 — A senator’s automobile accident and a Republican blockade have put at risk a bill that would limit childhood vaccination exemptions.

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