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Medicaid — the federal health care program for low-income Americans known in Oregon as the Oregon Health Plan — faces a threat from a rule change proposed by the Trump administration that would eliminate complex financing arrangements that states use to pay their share of Medicaid costs. Adm…

As America heads full bore into one of the most significant (and possibly contentious) elections in years, many Americans are worried about the lack of civility in the current political discourse. Although the current state of civility in U.S. politics leaves much to be desired, when one tak…

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown promised in 2019 to double the $20 million the state had already earmarked for the 2021 World Athletics Championships in Eugene. She said as much in an April 2019 letter to the International Association of Athletics Federations and sought $5 million for the project fro…

Friday is Valentine’s Day. If you plan to give some chocolate to the special person in your life, take a minute to consider where that chocolate comes from. There’s nothing less romantic than handing over a box of chocolate only to discover that it was produced by child slave laborers or sou…

The Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response spent the better part of a year looking at wildfire prevention, firefighting and forest health and came up with an ambitious plan to address the issue. Now some lawmakers, county officials and others want to slam on the brakes. On this one, we’re w…