Oregon Single-Payer Advocates Can Look to Vermont

Vermont and single-payer health care

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A piece in today's print edition of WW provides a preview of a big single-payer conference coming to Portland this weekend and the uphill battle ahead for single-payer advocates in Oregon trying to get their bill passed in the state Legislature.If you're interested in reading about a state much further along than Oregon when it comes to advancing single payer at the state level, here's a good piece ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 HANK STERN

Peter DeFazio Still Unhappy About Tax Deal

Peter DeFazio

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 HENRY STERN

Lake Oswego Electroshock Maker Could Be Big Winner

Electroshock

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There are only two manufacturers of electroshock devices in the United States. One of them is Mecta, a small Oregon company located in an undistinguished Lake Oswego building on McEwan Road.  That company's fortunes may be greatly improved this week, when the Food and Drug Administration considers reclassifying electroshock devices in such a fashion that it would increase the acceptance of shock ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Four Loko: National Alarm Over Alcoholic Energy Drinks Slow to Reach Oregon


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It's accused of hospitalizing nine freshmen from Central Washington University. Gangsters from New York City allegedly forced a gay man to chug it while he was being tortured. And it tastes almost as nasty as its reputation. It's the alcoholic energy drink Four Loko. And its pervasive presence in the news lately has resulted in warnings and proposed bans from across the nation—including ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

One Final Reminder: Ballots Due Tuesday


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As you're recovering from Halloween-related hangovers and corn syrup-induced stomachaches, think about this potentially distressing thought: you have only until 8 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to vote in the Oregon election. To the many of you who haven't voted yet, here are our candidate and initiative endorsements. And here's where you can drop off your ballot. One last thing—if the vitriol ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Legislative Races: Devlin Poised To Spend $1 Million to Keep Senate Seat: Updated


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Based on his Oregon legislative salary of $1,801 per month, Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin would need more than 46 years to earn the $1 million or so of contributor cash he will spend on his race against Republican challenger Mary Kremer. With one day to go before ballots are counted, state filings show the Democratic incumbent in Senate District 19 (Lake Oswego, Tualatin, West Linn and ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Your Guide to Election Day and Night: The Races We're Watching and Where We'll Be


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It's Election Day ... finally. And we at WW's world headquarters are here for you. In separate posts, we'll be covering tonight's campaign parties for Oregon gubernatorial candidates John Kitzhaber and Chris Dudley; Metro President candidates Tom Hughes and Bob Stacey; and Multnomah County Commissioner candidates Karol Collymore and Loretta Smith. We'll also be with U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 HANK STERN

Election Night: The Results


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Tonight's election results for Oregon and local races are now in. Here are seven insta-conclusions from the first batch of numbers: 1) Republican Chris Dudley's bid to end the Democrats' 24-year control of the governor's office is too close to call so far against Democrat John Kitzhaber. But Democrats' large voter-registration edge in the state shows how it hard is for any Republican to win ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 HANK STERN

Republicans Hoping Cinderella Slipper Fits Dudley at Rose Garden. UPDATE: Dudley Tell Backers, "There's No Doubt Which Way It's Going."


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Update, 11:25 pm: Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley, leading a tight race against Democrat John Kitzhaber, walked downstairs at the Rose Garden after 11 pm tonight to tell his supporters that final results would probably not be known until tomorrow. But he said those final results will show him the winner. "Sometimes good things just have to wait," Dudley declared to a throng ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 AARON MESH

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