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The House passed the bill 45 to 15.  

 

State law requires students in public shcools to be immunzied against diseases like polio and measles.

 

 Yet nearly 6 percent of Oregon kids opt out of these vacciantions.

 

State Representative Jason Conger of Bend voted against the bill.

 

"To me it's a strange intrusion into parentl lrights without justification.  It seems to me there's a misunderstanding with policy makers.  The necessity driving it -- doesn't exist."

 

The exemption rate in Deschtues County has gone from half a percent to 8 percent between 2000 and 2013.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.