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Murder at the Texas border, California's immigrant influx: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Texas Gov. Rick Perry claims that thousands of murders have been committed by illegal immigrants near the U.S. border, while the president talks up the country's economic recovery, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

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Oregon "is the most trade-dependent state in the nation"

"We are 49th in the nation for our graduation rate"

76 percent of doctors support the use of medical marijuana

 In Oregon, 12,808 people were arrested for marijuana-related crimes in 2012.

The 2011 Rebuild America Jobs Act "would have cost the average American family $1,000 a year while making no significant impact to fix our infrastructure and roads."

"I co-sponsored the Rebuild America Jobs Act" for transportation and infrastructure.

"Since the governor took office, Oregon’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in three years."

An average of nine children a day in the U.S. die of gunshot wounds.

"The government -- not the armed forces -- is stockpiling hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition for domestic use."

The U.N. Arms Treaty "infringes upon our right to keep and bear arms."

"Oregon school districts are directing 24 percent of their food budgets to purchase local foods. That’s the highest percentage in the country."

"Marijuana is less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco."

"400,000 Oregonians have gained access to health care" through the Affordable Care Act.

"Jeff Merkley was the deciding vote on Obamacare, which in Oregon has been an unmitigated disaster."

Walmart employees receive "roughly $5,800" in public assistance per year.

"Economic inequality in Multnomah County has a face -- and a name. It has 90,000 faces and names -- the number of county residents who are still unemployed, or underemployed, in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street crash."

"Oregon today has 100,000 more jobs than it did when I was elected."

"When Deborah took office, the (Sellwood Bridge) project had languished for years, with only $11 million in funds. With her leadership the remaining funding was secured that got the project moving forward."

Jules Bailey "was instrumental in creating the Business Energy Tax Credit that let companies like Wal-Mart profit by $11 million while costing the Oregon general fund $33 million."

"Did you know that in 2013 over 50 percent of all babies born in Oregon were Hispanic?"

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