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Politics Oregon Senate OKs bill giving aid to students here illegally Oregon Senate OKs bill giving aid to students here illegally
Some Oregon students living in the U.S. without legal permission could qualify for state financial aid under a measure advanced by the state Senate Thursday, despite criticism that the state can't afford the additional grants.
Politics Environmental groups attack plan to repeal low-carbon fuel standard Environmental groups attack plan to repeal low-carbon fuel standard
Frustrated environmental groups implored Oregon lawmakers Wednesday not to eliminate a nascent carbon-reduction mandate that Senate Democrats have agreed to repeal in exchange for Republican votes to raise taxes for transportation projects.
Politics Republican-led Congress hands Obama major win on trade Republican-led Congress hands Obama major win on trade
In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party.