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Politics Is DEQ emissions testing a waste? Is DEQ emissions testing a waste? (Video)
Some people are now raising the question whether emissions’ testing is a waste of your time and money. DEQ data shows that new cars almost always pass.
Politics Oregon House approves 'ban the box' Oregon House approves 'ban the box'
The Oregon House has approved a bill that limits how employers can ask job applicants about their criminal records.
Politics Oregon panel considers bill banning 'gay conversion therapy' Oregon panel considers bill banning 'gay conversion therapy'
Arguing that so-called gay conversion therapy helped change their lives, people who say they used to be gay but are now straight testified Tuesday in opposition to an Oregon bill that would bar health professionals from trying to alter a child's sexual orientation.