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Oregon Militia's Malheur Refuge Occupation Explained

Oregon Militia's Malheur Refuge Occupation Explained
Since January 2, a crew of self-proclaimed militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. The occupation is a reaction to the sentencing for arson of Dwight and Steve Hammond, local ranchers who have become symbols of the Sagebrush Rebellion over the last two decades. But the action goes far beyond just one family’s fight with the federal government. It’s an escalation of a Westwide insurgency sparked by the Bundy Ranch standoff in 2014.
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Oregon AG Refuses to Back Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Court

Oregon AG Refuses to Back Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Court
Both sides are advocating for the same thing in Oregon's same-sex marriage ban case – to overturn the discriminatory law. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will not advocate for the voter-approved measure, calling it legally indefensible.
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Expensive Lessons: Top Public Universities Push for ‘Autonomy’ from States

Expensive Lessons: Top Public Universities Push for ‘Autonomy’ from States
Across the country, a small but growing number of public universities are looking to cut deals with state lawmakers that scale back direct oversight, often in return for less funding or for meeting certain performance targets. Over the past few years, schools in Texas, Virginia and Florida have all gotten more flexibility to raise tuition. Other plans have recently been broached, though with less success, in Wisconsin, California and Louisiana.
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Marian Wang
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OR Awarded $45 Million Grant to Model Health Care Reform

OR Awarded $45 Million Grant to Model Health Care Reform
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it's giving Oregon a $45 million grant to help spread the changes beyond the Medicaid population and share information with other states, making it one of only six states to earn a State Innovation Model grant.
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Crazy Right Wingers Want Their States to Secede

Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Oregon, Kentucky, Montana, Arkansas, North Dakota, Mississippi, New York. North Carolina, Missouri, Oregon, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, South Carolina, and Florida. Those are the states whom, so far, have had someone file a "We the People" petition to secede from the United States of America in response to Obama winning the 2012 Presidential election. Texas is the only one to reach the 28,000 signatures needed to warrant a response from the Obama administration and Governor Rick Perry has weighed in.
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