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Salem-News.com (Dec-24-2013 13:06)

Cover Oregon Progress Report and Consumer Update

Qualified applicants must choose a plan by Dec. 27 at 5 PM.

(DURHAM, OR) - Cover Oregon Statewide, an estimated 136,000 Oregonians have enrolled in health insurance coverage starting Jan. 1, 2014. Of that total, an estimated 36,000 Oregonians enrolled through Cover Oregon: more than 12,000 in private plans and more than 24,000 in the Oregon Health Plan. The rest are being enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan through the fast-track option.

To date, Cover Oregon has determined approximately 70,000 Oregonians eligible for health coverage starting Jan. 1 through private plans or the Oregon Health Plan.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-16-2013 02:14)

Pledge to DEMAND an End to the Siege in Gaza

Urgent appeal to people of conscience around the world: Palestinians in Gaza urgently need your help.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Gaza in the snow Snowy weather since Wednesday December 11 — the most severe since 1878 — has further crippled daily life among the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank near Jerusalem.

The central responsibility for the problems this has brought lies with the Israeli occupation, which conducts a policy of deliberate and calculated neglect when it comes to maintaining essential infrastructure. This is aimed at further pressuring our people to leave their homeland.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-13-2013 22:33)

More Time, More Options for First Cover Oregon Applicants and State High Risk Pool

People who met Dec. 4 deadline have until Dec. 27 to pick a plan and enroll. Also, new safety net program for state’s high risk pool.

(DURHAM, OR) - Cover Orego The first Oregonians to complete applications have a little more time to enroll in a private health plan through Cover Oregon effective Jan. 1, 2014.

These consumers now have until Dec. 27 at 5:00 p.m. to choose a health plan and notify Cover Oregon of their selections, under an agreement reached late today with insurance carriers.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-12-2013 12:11)

#CostsOfRepeal: Congressman Walden Would End $109 Million Local Investment in Oregon Community Health Centers

“The mounting price tag for Congressman Walden’s reckless obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act is devastating...” - Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Cost of healthcare Congressman Greg Walden’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would end new significant local investments in community health centers.

This includes $109 million in Oregon instead sending us back to an old, broken system that gave insurance companies free rein and left millions of Americans to get their only care in emergency rooms, driving up costs for everyone.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-15-2013 16:16)

Please Help Pakistani Christians this Christmas

Please understand our situation is a very bad; it is a dangerous situation and the tension is relieved when people send us Christmas love, offering gifts.

(FAISALABAD, Pakistan) - Christmas in Pakistan I want to inform you that The PSSWS is every year distributing Christmas at Christmas festivals. Gifts programs among with poor, street-wandering, homeless, cold children & neglected widows, poorest Christian families in Pakistan. Please try to send even a little help to our Christmas distributing programs. Christmas is coming soon.

At this present time we have no money to celebrate Christmas distributing programs. We have no food, new & Secondhand clothes, shoes, food, medicine, primary, Sunday school materials & other necessary items.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-13-2013 16:01)

Land Grabs in Africa

An exclusive, acoustic version of “In My Place” by Coldplay was created in partnership with Oxfam. The band’s fans filmed themselves to raise awareness of land grabs and its devastating impact on communities.

(WASHINGTON DC) - No more land grabs Big land deals in Africa are leaving people homeless and hungry. Families are being unfairly removed from their land and left with no way to grow food or earn a living. Poor families are often evicted without their consent, no warning and no compensation.

Many of these cases involve ancestral lands that families have occupied for generations. Communities are being ripped apart.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-12-2013 20:24)

Shelters for Poor in the Capital - Life in the Sordid

A report compiled by the local organization shows continuous increase in the number of “katchi Abadis” or slums, in Federal Capital

(ISLAMABAD) - katchi abadis Slum settlements (katchi abadis) in the capital city are a challenge to the authorities concerned and they appear feeble to find a lasting solution to this sensitive issue.

Besides the inhabitant are living miserable lives in absence of basic necessities such as clean drinking water, sanitation, electricity and gas etc.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-08-2013 10:40)

Eureka Winter

Houseless people continue to die and unnecessarily suffer.

(EUREKA) - Eureka Since winter started, people have died in Eureka because of the cold. Well, that's not what the coroner's office has documented, but that is the word on the street.

The temperature is what killed them, but insensitive policies might be more culpable than the winter weather.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-07-2013 21:26)

Philadelphia Magazine Article, `Being White in Philly` Explores `Whites, Race, Class and Things Never Said`

Philadelphia, Huber argues, "remains a largely segregated city, with uneasy boundaries in culture and understanding...

(WASHINGTON DC) - Philadelphia at night The March 2013 issue of PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE features a cover article, "Being White In Philly," with the sub-head, "Whites, Race, Class And The Things That Never Get Said."

Written by Robert Huber, the article explains how white and black Philadelphians live in largely separate worlds-----and rarely communicate frankly with one another.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-27-2013 23:56)

The Streets of Despair

A Remembrance of the East Multnomah county Mexican Ghetto.

(PORTLAND, OR) - Streets of Despair Those who walk the streets of despair, walk with stooped shoulders, hoodies pulled tight over their heads.

They stare down at the concrete sidewalk in front of them, one hand on a belt holding up pants that are hanging just above their bony pelvis.

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