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Politics Oracle says it's not to blame for failed launch of Cover Oregon Oracle says it's not to blame for failed launch of Cover Oregon
After six months of near silence about the problems at Cover Oregon, the project's main technology contractor says it's not to blame for the failed launch of Oregon's health insurance exchange.
Politics New man in charge of Cover Oregon makes no guarantees, wants to restore public trust New man in charge of Cover Oregon makes no guarantees, wants to restore public trust(Video)
Three days on the job, the new man running Cover Oregon is getting a grasp on what may end up giving him a run for his money. Clyde Hamstreet won't guarantee he can fix all that's gone wrong with the website for the state's health insurance exchange. He knows all he can do is try.
Politics Poll: Competing Wash. gun measures have solid support
Two competing gun initiatives on the November ballot both have enough support to pass, according to a poll released Tuesday that could indicate that many voters are confused about the measures involving background checks.
Politics Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel
Gov. John Kitzhaber told members of his newly created task force on genetically engineered agriculture that he does not expect them to reach a consensus or produce any specific proposals for next year's legislative session.
Politics No decision on future of Cover Oregon but options narrowed to two No decision on future of Cover Oregon but options narrowed to two(Video)
Officials with Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange say they have narrowed down the options for the future of the glitch-filled site to two: hooking up to the federal exchange or staying with the current technology and hiring a new contractor to fix it.