August 3, 2012 eClips

  • Oregon liquor sales, profits outpace rest of economy
  • Doctors, lawyers join at Oregon medical liability reform meeting
  • Oregon’s governor orders state buildings to go tobacco-free by 2014
  • Kitzhaber issues smoking ban for most state buildings, grounds
  • New Oregon Legislature administrator selected
  • Race for secretary of state heating up
  • Court rules animals aren’t just property
  • Oregon Legislative Races Draw Millions Of Campaign Dollars
  • Bureau of Labor And Industries Cuts 14 Positions

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OREGON LIQUOR SALES, PROFITS OUTPACE REST OF ECONOMY

 (Portland Oregonian)Despite a slow economy, Oregonians are drinking enough to boost state liquor profits by a tasty 9 percent, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Thursday.
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DOCTORS, LAWYERS JOIN AT OREGON MEDICAL LIABILITY REFORM MEETING

 (Portland Oregonian)Often foes in the courtroom, doctors and lawyers joined today at a public meeting to propose a compromise that could cut lawsuits over medical errors in Oregon.
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OREGON’S GOVERNOR ORDERS STATE BUILDINGS TO GO TOBACCO-FREE BY 2014

 (Portland Oregonian) Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has proclaimed Oregon to be “tobacco-free.”
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KITZHABER ISSUES SMOKING BAN FOR MOST STATE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS

 (Salem Statesman Journal)Smoking and other tobacco use will be barred at most state buildings and grounds, including prisons, under an executive order issued Thursday by Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is a physician.
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NEW OREGON LEGISLATURE ADMINISTRATOR SELECTED

 (Salem Statesman Journal)A new administrator for the Oregon Legislature will be on board at the Capitol in mid-September.
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RACE FOR SECRETARY OF STATE HEATING UP

 (Salem Statesman Journal)-Candidates trade charges on PERS, use of audits-

Secretary of State Kate Brown and her Republican challenger traded comments about how she has used her authority to audit state agencies and local governments.
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COURT RULES ANIMALS AREN’T JUST PROPERTY

 (Salem Statesman Journal)Animals can be considered victims of crime, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled on a neglect case from Umatilla County.
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OREGON LEGISLATIVE RACES DRAW MILLIONS OF CAMPAIGN DOLLARS

 (Oregon Public Broadcasting)The big names on this year’s election ballot may be President Obama and Mitt Romney.
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BUREAU OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES CUTS 14 POSITIONS

 (Oregon Public Broadcasting)Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries has cut 14 positions out of a staff of about 100.
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