Michelle Brence is the politics editor at The Oregonian.
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"Women in Oregon are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. If the wage gap was eliminated, a working woman in Oregon would have enough money for 2,877 gallons of gas, 72 more weeks of food for her family or nearly 12 more months of rent."
Seneca Jones Timber Co., aiming to increase logging and allay fears that old growth will be cut, says mills have shifted to second-generation trees. An ad from the company asks: "Do you know that most all mills in Oregon have retooled over the past 20 years?"
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A look at everything from Obamacare to assault weapons, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.Campaign season is heating up, meaning the fact-checks are bound to start flying
PolitiFact Oregon opens its playbook to give readers an idea of exactly what we're looking for and how they can help us out.Will a lightrail line be built on Oregon 99W in Tigard?
Tigard voters will have their say Tuesday on a measure puting the city of Tigard on record as opposing light rail and high-capacity bus transit.PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it'
President Obama has walked away with the dubious distinction of having uttered PolitiFact’s "Lie of the Year" for 2013.
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