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In March, Oregon lawmakers approved $15 million to pay for abortions and support services such as travel and lodging for in-state or out-of-state patients who travel long distances, and to expand abortion availability.


(Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post via AP) 

Online direct giving is nothing new – for years, people have used sites like GoFundMe to get money for medical expenses, funeral costs and other unforeseen bills. But Pulte’s approach is nearly instantaneous


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Election officials in Oregon's third-largest county scrambled to tally tens of thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that were being rejected by vote-counting machines.


Marlai Sawaneh drops his ballot for Oregon's primary election into a Multnomah County collection box in Portland, Ore., Tuesday May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) 

Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek won the Democratic nomination for Oregon governor Tuesday.


Current Undersheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell will replace Sheriff Mike Reese on Jan. 1. 

Current Undersheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell, a 26-year veteran of the agency, handily won the top job with two-thirds of the vote


Ballots Due By 8:00 p.m. or mailed and postmarked by May 17, 2022 to be counted  

Today, May 17, 2022, is the last day to vote in the Primary Election. Voted ballots must be received at any county elections office in Oregon or Official Ballot Drop Site location tonight by 8 p.m., or mailed and postmarked by May 17, 2022 to be counted.


In this March 2, 2020, file photo, state Rep. Attica Scott, D-Louisville, speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. On Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File) 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 is the last day for voters to return ballots. Ballots that are mailed must be postmarked by election day. Ballots deposited in an official drop box must be received by 8 p.m. on election day.


(Clean Up The Lake via AP) 

Scuba divers who spent a year cleaning up Lake Tahoe’s entire 72-mile shoreline have come away with what they hope will prove a valuable incentive


Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) 

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program has not been updated since 1998.


Masked protesters by an occupied home speak with a neighborhood resident opposed to their encampment and demonstration in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File) 

The problems have given Republicans a megaphone and raised the stakes for Democrats as a crowded field of candidates vies to advance to November in a historically blue state


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