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Ruling may alter federal elections in Oregon

Prepare for Oregon-style campaign finance rules nationwide, in the wake of a far-reaching U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that struck down decades of laws limiting campaign spending by corporations and unions.

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Loan Shark Hunting

HOMEOWNERS AROUND OREGON who fall into foreclosure because of fine print and lost paperwork may be the victims of fraud. But misleading lenders can't be prosecuted because a loophole in Oregon law exempts mortgage banks from the state's Unlawful Trade Practices Act.

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Report | OSPIRG | Budget, Tax, Transportation

What We Learned from the Stimulus

The latest data on stimulus spending show that funds spent on public transportation were a more effective job creator than stimulus funds spent on highways. In the 10 months since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed, investing in public transportation produced twice as many jobs per dollar as investing in roads.

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Where's the Help for Homeowners?

The plight of two Bend families illustrates what many say is the government’s failure to stem the housing crisis, as the Knights and the Costas wonder ...

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