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Politics Oregon sues software giant Oracle over Medicaid system Oregon sues software giant Oracle over Medicaid system
Oregon has filed a new lawsuit against Oracle Inc. saying the company is planning to pull the plug on hosting the state's Medicaid system, which could jeopardize health insurance enrollment and re-enrollment for thousands of low-income Oregonians.
Politics Wash. House committee weighs bill to abolish death penalty Wash. House committee weighs bill to abolish death penalty
Families of murder victims and opponents of capital punishment spoke out in support of a measure to abolish the death penalty in Washington, saying that a costly and drawn out appeals process only prolongs the pain of the crime.