Oregon will soon accept applications for the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries, but local leaders are putting up a fight.
BY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER
We live in a world of unprecedented prosperity and are much better off then our parents and grandparents were. Regardless of the progress, the recent recession and sluggish recovery has turned attention to the growing gap between rich and poor.
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER
Gov. John Kitzhaber scored nearly $2 billion in federal funding to overhaul the state Medicaid program for the poor and disabled. In return, the state promised a 2% reduction in the rate of growth in per capita Medicaid spending. I think Oregon's going to have a relatively easy time hitting the budget targets — without stinting on quality. Here's why: