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With Congress unable to agree on a budget, resulting in a government shutdown beginning Oct. 1, it's worth noting that many state governments have also faced shutdowns over the years.

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With wars winding down, more and more Americans are returning home. About 23 million veterans live in the United States today, many of whom need help reintegrating into civilian life. We talk commonly about how important it is for veterans to access jobs, school, medical and mental health care, and social events such as visits with family and friends. But what makes all these activities possible? Transportation.

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The Oregon State Capitol celebrates its 75th birthday on Tuesday. Born out of two fires—the first destroyed the original statehouse in 1855, the second consumed a structure modeled after the U.S. Capitol in 1935—the Capitol is four stories high and topped by a 23-foot bronze and gold leaf statue of the Oregon Pioneer (affectionately known as the “Gold Man” by the building’s inhabitants).

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Energy Planning for Climate Regulations: Upcoming Webinar Oct. 10

Washington and the states are abuzz over the president’s  climate action plan and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new ruling on carbon pollution standards for future power plants, leaving many to wonder how policy makers can assist in achieving targeted emissions without harming economic productivity.

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