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Michelle Brence

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Michelle Brence is the politics editor at The Oregonian.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Michelle Brence

Sen. Jeff Merkley "voted six times for more debt."

Gov. Kitzhaber oversaw creation of the Oregon driver card law "behind closed doors without allowing any input from citizens who represent the public interest."

"It's been 17 years that we've had unemployment higher than the national average in Oregon."

Oregon’s "three largest employers, and 13 of the top 25, are health care providers."

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.

"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.

Recent stories from Michelle Brence
Obama's vacation observation, Mitch McConnell's millions: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The president takes a swipe at Congress for being on "vacation" all month (never mind his own two-week golfing get-away), while Scott Walker boasts of investing millions in worker-training programs -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Sarah Palin twice, the DA's vodka, Rand Paul on tanks: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The former Alaska governor weighs in, with mixed results, on Gov. Rick Perry's indictment in Texas. Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, talks about the increasing militarization of America's civilian police forces -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Arkansas' retirement rage, Pumpkin Festival terrorists, Scott Walker: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, touts the big savings from his union-trimming law, while comedian John Oliver says one New Hampshire burg cited terrorist threats to its Pumpkin Festival in applying for a military vehicle. All that and more in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

George Soros and Ebola, Lindsey Graham's 'attack,' Rio Grande crime: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup includes everything from claims that billionaires George Soros and Bill and Melinda Gates are tied to the Ebola outbreak in Africa to assertions that crime in Texas' Rio Grande Valley is below that of other big-cities areas in the Lone Star State.

Rand Paul vs. Rand Paul, Harry Reid's 'do-nothing' Congress: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rand Paul's claims swing back and forth on the Truth-O-Meter in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup, while assertions about Harry Reid and college tuition levels also make an appearance. 

Immigration claims aplenty from Rick Perry, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

It's all immigration, all the time in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup. Rick Perry, Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs are among those whose claims are up for inspection.

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

Clinton versus Reagan, Rick Perry's letter, North Korea's World Cup chances:

Hillary Clinton claims her husband was "a hundred times" more effective at creating jobs than President Ronald Reagan. Time for today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Rush Limbaugh, Cokie Roberts, Fox News 'banned' in Canada: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rush Limbaugh says "not a single" Repubican senator voted to confirm U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, while Cokie Roberts edges ever closer to getting a Twitter account, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Hobby Lobby blowback, Ted Cruz, National Right to Life: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Hillary Clinton weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby decision, while Sen. Ted Cruz claims the president wants amnesty for border-crossers. Are they right? PolitiFact Oregon checked.

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