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Oregon First, Agriculture
California winery works with investigators on label controversy

The owner of a Napa Valley winery accused by Oregon winemakers of using deceptive labels says he is working with both state and federal investigators, while describing the controversy as a “charade.” ...

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Portland Business Journal
Oregon First, Agriculture
Oregon lawmakers push for federal wine-label probe

Oregon lawmakers at the federal level have jumped into the Copper Cane wine labeling controversy. U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFaz...

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Salem Reporter
Oregon First, Agriculture
Oregon delegates call on feds to investigate Napa Valley winery's pinot noir

A letter released Tuesday asks the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to investigate if a Napa Valley winery is misusing the names of Oregon's winemaking regions Oregon's Congressional delegatio...

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Statesman Journal
Oregon First, Agriculture
Oregon legislators request federal investigation of Copper Cane, CA winery that canceled contracts

A coalition of Oregon lawmakers sent a letter requesting the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau investigate a California winery for misrepresenting California-made wines as Oregon ones. Oregon's...

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Keizertimes
Oregon First, Education
Rep. Kurt Schrader: Continuing the Fight Over Chemawa Indian School

After a 2017 Oregon Public Broadcasting investigation revealed Chemawa Indian School, located just east of Keizer, struggled to meet students’ health and academic needs, fostered a hostile work enviro...

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NW Labor Press
Oregon First, Energy & Environment
New interactive tool looks at critical repairs needed at National Parks in Oregon

National Park Service (NPS) sites are challenged by $11.6 billion in backlogged repairs. A new deferred maintenance interactive tool put out by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows the overdue repairs need...

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Bloomberg
Health Care
Centrist Democrats Tout Practical Fixes, Not Medicare-for-All

A coalition of centrist House Democrats is urging colleagues to sign onto an Obamacare-repair bill to show voters their party has practical solutions to the issue of rising health insurance premiums. ...

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Capital Press
Oregon First
House Passes Bill to Cull Predatory Columbia River Sea Lions

The U.S. House last week passed a bill that would permit Northwest states and tribes to kill predatory sea lions feasting on vulnerable salmon and steelhead runs in the Columbia River and its tributar...

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The Columbian
Bill allowing lethal removal of sea lions passes

A bill that allows tribes to lethally remove sea lions from sections of the Columbia River passed in the U.S. House on Tuesday. The bill is championed by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, a...

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KQEN News Radio 1240
Immigration
Oregon Lawmakers Demand That Feds Reverse Policy

Four members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation are demanding that federal officials immediately reverse the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance policy that they say has left asylum seekers in f...

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