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Artificial Intelligence by Paul Rietze

Agenda My focus has been to improve medical care, especially detecting tumors and other diseases much earlier to improve patient outcomes Human radiologists are about 75% accurate at reading images, 1 in 4 patients is misdiagnosed. AI Models are over 95% accurate, increasing cancer and tumor detection rates by over 20%. AI has huge potential[...]
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As Oregon’s population declines for first time in 30 years, state economist warns of revenue loss

New national estimates show Oregon is losing population, as deaths outpace births and fewer people move here from other states. The preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, released Thursday, are alarming state economists. “There’s not a single silver lining in the numbers …,” said Josh Lehner, an economist with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis. “I’m[...]
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OREGON $8.00 TOLLS TO PAY FOR THIS DISCRETE FUND

By Taxpayers Association of OregonOregonWatchdog.com Oregon Department of Transportation has many financial problems. • ODOT was part of a team that spent $200 million dollars studying a Columbia River Crossing bridge that was never built. • ODOT’s Highway 20 project was riddled with mistakes and was over $225 million over-budget (from $140 million original cost to $365[...]
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Opinionated election debrief by Oregon State Senator Brian Boquist:

The 2022 Oregon gubernatorial race was one for the books. It set the stage for changeand injected hope into a populace facing innumerable challenges. This writer sees theresults of the election as hopeful and here’s why.The Oregon gubernatorial race started out making history simply by having threeformidable women running for Governor. Tina Kotek, the winner,[...]
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Oregon Families Deserve Choice in Online Learning: Cascade Policy Institute Supports SB 240 – Lift the Cap on Online Charters

April 21, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cascade Policy Institute4850 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Ste. 103Portland, OR 97225 Media Contact:Eric Fruits, Ph.D.Office: (503) 242-0900Mobile: (503) 928-6635eric@cascadepolicy.org Portland, Ore – Over the past year, enrollment in online charter schools has increased by a whopping 58%. But as with many things, government is getting in the way of growth.[...]
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Press Release: Re: Metro Council Resolution No. 21-5171

April 29, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cascade Policy Institute4850 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Ste. 103Portland, OR 97213 Media Contact:Eric Fruits, Ph.D.Office: (503) 242-0900Mobile: (503) 928-6635eric@cascadepolicy.org Re:    Metro Council Resolution No. 21-5171County’s current plan squanders millions of dollars with no accountability or measures of success Portland, Ore. — Today, Metro will consider a resolution approving Multnomah County’s plan[...]
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Leaked video shows federal contractors flying migrants to suburban NY: ‘Betraying the American people’

BY FOX NEWS JANUARY 27, 2022 Leaked video shows migrants being transported on secret charter flights under the cover of night from southern border states to Westchester, New York.  “The government is betraying the American people,” a federal contractor told a Westchester County police officer in a conversation recorded on the officer’s body camera on the tarmac[...]
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