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Politics Therapist critical of police response that left veteran dead Therapist critical of police response that left veteran dead (Video)
Police shot and killed 49-year-old veteran Brian Babb a month ago in West Eugene after responding to a report of a suicidal subject. The shooting remains under investigation. But Babb's therapist Becky Higgins, who made the 911 call that summoned police to the scene, is now commenting on what happened.
Politics Court strikes down PERS cuts Court strikes down PERS cuts
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that some of the 2013 cuts to public-employee retirement benefits are unconstitutional, wiping out much of the savings lawmakers were aiming for and likely raising pension costs for state and local governments.

Local Politics

Politics Oregon House Committee takes up gun control proposal (Photo Gallery)
Oregon House legislators held a rare marathon public hearing Wednesday on a bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all private gun transfers. The proposal that has sped through the Legislature in the wake of an election that helped Democrats up their majorities in both chambers.

National Politics

Politics Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire
The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.
Politics Campaigning Hillary Clinton says economy has 'stalled out'
Road tripping for her presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a dark assessment of a "stalled out" U.S. economy Monday, a judgment at odds with President Barack Obama's brighter view of what the nation has achieved on his watch.
Politics GOP's Jeb Bush to visit Poland, Estonia, Germany in June
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is planning a policy trip to Europe this summer, to speak to an economic conference in Germany and meet with business and defense leaders, among others, aides said Monday.

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