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Application deadline extended to Dec. 9

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The grand jury’s role was solely to determine whether the involved officers’ conduct warranted criminal charges; questions regarding matters that are civil or administrative in nature were beyond the scope of the investigation

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The board is seeking public comment on the ordinance draft 

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New federal licensing rules for drivers resulted in longer wait times to obtain a commercial driver's license, which contributed to the driver shortage

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Two of Oregon’s most economically disadvantaged and racially diverse communities are getting a boost in their fight against air pollution.

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The high court put a lower court ruling overturning the ban on hold while it considers an appeal. Abortion providers who had resumed performing the procedure past six weeks after the lower court ruling will again have to stop.

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Excess consumption of added sugars contributes to the high prevalence of childhood and adolescent obesity, and increases the risk for dental decay, heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.

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Over the last three decades, research capabilities at the nation’s Black land-grant universities have been underfunded by at least $12.8 billion, compared to their predominantly white counterparts.

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Resource helps families and researchers explore reconstruction and post-emancipation African American life

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Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced a settlement with Walmart to resolve allegations that Walmart contributed to the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores.

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