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Oregon gets $2.9M for health exchange advisors

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving Oregon $2.9 million of a nationwide $150 million in grants to hire advisors to help patients enroll with health insurance marketplaces. Nearly 3,000 people will be hired nationwide.

 

Hemp measure makes the farm bill

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A provision that could make industrial hemp farming legal made it into the U.S. House-passed farm bill. Rep. Earl Blumenauer is happy that colleges and universities would be able to grow hemp for research purposes.

 

Oregon needs to better track unemployment benefits

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Oregon must get better at tracking the unemployment benefits it pays out, the U.S. Department of Labor says. Last year, Oregon managed to get back only $20 million of the $44 million it overpaid in unemployment benefits.

 

PGE may spend $12M on outages

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Portland General Electric expects to spend up to $12 million to replace power lost from unplanned shutdowns of its coal-fired plants. It is still unknown how long the repairs will take.

 

Eugene's only homeless shelter cuts numbers

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Monday, July 15, 2013

The only homeless shelter in the Eugene-Springfield area, the Eugene Mission, is retooling to deal with an "overwhelming number of homeless people in town," Executive Director Jack Tripp says. The shelter is cutting down on the number of people it lets in and toughening its drug and alcohol rules.

 

Oregon OKs 'last resort' wolf killing

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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules to amend the state's Wolf Management Plan. It will make Oregon the only state in the West where killing wolves can be a last resort after they attack livestock.

 

Oregon startup outsources work to tribes instead of offshore

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Mission, Oregon startup Cayuse Technologies has grown to 298 employees by outsourcing rurally instead of going to India. For tax purposes, the company is located on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

 
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