The Oregonian was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Monday for a series of editorials on the rising costs of Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System.The Pulitzer announcement said the newspaper's editorials explained "the urgent bu...
New data released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid show some doctors know how to bill the system. One cardiologist in Florida, for example, earned $18 million in Medicare payments in 2012, according to More
Oregon’s outgoing federal public defender talks about government secrecy, low-profile wins and his next job.
Oregon has known only one chief federal public defender,
the person who stands up in court for people who can’t afford an
Steven Wax, who opened the state’s Federal Public Defender
The Oregon Health Authority had threatened to be a buzzkill when it came to medical marijuana dispensaries selling candies, cakes and cookies and other munchies seasoned with pot.
But according to the Associated Press, the agency has backed off that proposal, instead fo...
As same-sex marriage foes ready for a new crusade, how many old allies will follow?
In 2007, host Ira Glass of This American Life came
to Portland on a book tour and was scheduled to speak at the 1,500-seat
New Hope Community Church in Happy Valley. He asked for a change of
Disabled Portlanders filed suit yesterday on behalf of about 700 recipients of Social Security benefits who fear their funds will be cut off when Safety Net of Oregon loses its federal qualification to manage their accounts on April 1, Street Roots News r...More
KATU televison (Channel 2) will host a live town hall with lawmakers tonight to discuss what happens now that Cover Oregon has announced it won’t have a fully operational website by the federal deadline of March 31. The discussion will follow the release today of a state-sponsored study by First Data Government Solutions about what went wrong with Oregon’s healthcare exchange.The...
Multnomah County corrections deputies earlier this month voted narrowly not to endorse Sheriff Dan Staton for re-election. The Multnomah County Corrections Deputies Association was Staton’s biggest backer in 2010. But union leadership says Staton has been an absentee sheriff out of touch with what happens in his jails, the operations of which account for more than 80 per...
County Sheriff Dan Staton failed to draw an opponent by the March 11 filing deadline despite a four-year term that has included bad news about overtime overspending, the still-unsolved investigation into the...More