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Laura Gunderson
Works at The Oregonian
Attended University of Portland
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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Cylvia Hayes: "Seventeen years ago, I made a serious mistake by committing an illegal act when I married a person so that he could retain residency in the United States.  It was a marriage of convenience.  He needed help, and I needed financial support."  
Oregon's first lady said she accepted $5,000 for marrying a man she'd barely met who needed a green card to go to college.
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I would love to say she did the right thing, then I read it was uncovered by a journalist. I agree it wont have any effect on the outcome. Far too many takers than givers in Oregon..a "D" by your name qualifies you.
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Just in case you missed it, here's our first 'Tough Question Tuesday.' Readers pose questions each week, the candidates answer and then you let us know how they've done.
Gubernatorial candidates John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson answer a reader's inquiry on this, the first installment of 'Tough Question Tuesday.'
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Good information for parents -- especially those that let kiddos play on Kindles.
The Federal Trade Commission seeks refunds for affected Amazon customers and seeks to ban the company's past practice of unlimited in-app charges.
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A good one to get the word out about...
Scammers direct consumers to wire money immediately or send prepaid credit cards.
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A beautiful story that made me cry at my desk. 
Sherri West was dying of cancer, and her daughter, Sarah, was getting married. Nurse Laura Peterson
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For me this quote seemed to capture the confusion and frustration young men feel when they are sexually harassed at work: 

"A few times I felt that I should have been ‘man enough’ to throw down the gauntlet and say ‘No,’ but I was not in the power position.

“Sometimes ‘Man enough’ doesn’t come into play.”
Most sexual harassment complaints are filed by women, yet a steadily growing number nationwide are reported by male workers. From 2000 to 2011, the percentage of sexual harassment complaints filed by men rose from 13.6 percent to 16.3 percent.
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Submit your idea for a question to pose to the gubernatorial candidates and if we choose it, you can watch their Oct. 14 debate live.
Dennis Richardson cites his budget-balancing and jobs he said he created; John Kitzhaber also claims job creation, along with cutting healthcare costs and improving education.
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Have you paid hundreds to someone promising to fix malware or other bugs on your home computer? The FTC is seeking refunds for consumers hit by the scammers, many of them based out of India.
Consumers who lost money to tech-support scams should file complaints now with the Federal Trade Commission.
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They won't piss off even when you tell them you're running Linux. 
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A good one to get the word out about...
Scammers direct consumers to wire money immediately or send prepaid credit cards.
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Spent my Monday meeting and writing about couples who'd waited many, many years before they got their chance to get married. What a job I have. #gaymarriageor 
Marriages continue into the evening at the Melody Ballroom, where at least 50 couples had exchanged vows by 5 p.m.
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Disturbing allegations made against Oregon's Division of Child Support, which helps some of the state's poorest families.
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For me this quote seemed to capture the confusion and frustration young men feel when they are sexually harassed at work:

"A few times I felt that I should have been ‘man enough’ to throw down the gauntlet and say ‘No,’ but I was not in the power position.

“Sometimes ‘Man enough’ doesn’t come into play.”
Most sexual harassment complaints are filed by women, yet a steadily growing number nationwide are reported by male workers. From 2000 to 2011, the percentage of sexual harassment complaints filed by men rose from 13.6 percent to 16.3 percent.
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Newspaper reporter and freelance author
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Writing, editing, asking never-ending list of questions.
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  • The Oregonian
    business reporter, 1993 - present
    Investigative reporter
  • Freelance author
    2010 - 2013
    On the side, I'm writing a nonfiction narrative about the life of Karen Anderegg, a former editor at Vogue and Elle, and president of Clinique, who spent 30 years providing women with information about their healthy and beauty. She was diagnosed with Mullerian ovarian cancer in 2006, a disease likely caused by the hormone replacement therapy she took for more than a decade. Facebook.com/pages/Laura-Gunderson/428453420579109
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Portland, Oregon
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Mother and Oregonian reporter; so yes, always facing a deadline.
Introduction
Reporter, mother, wife, gardener and survivor of constant chaos.
Education
  • University of Portland
    2005
  • Grant High School
    1991
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Female
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Married
In the middle of our vacation my young daughter's ear began to hurt as she swam. We were able to walk into this clinic -- within a short stroll of several large resorts and smaller condo units -- and see a doctor within 30 minutes. My 7-year-old was very nervous but Dr. Estin was lovely and made her feel at ease right away. He has great bedside manner, fixed the problem quickly and to boot, gave us a ton of wonderful recommendations on attractions and restaurants. Though you never want to need a doctor while on vacation, it's good to know that such a quality one is on hand so quickly! Thank you again, Dr. Estin!! ~Laura
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