Dr. Angela Alday talks with Isidro Hernandes, via a Spanish-speaking interpreter, Armando Jimenez. Both patient and doctor say they much prefer an in-person interpreter to one on the phone. Jeff Schilling/Courtesy of Tuality Healthcare hide caption

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Cylvia Hayes, fiancee of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, cries as she speaks at a news conference in Portland, Ore., on Thursday. Hayes admitted she violated the law when in 1997 she married an immigrant seeking to retain residency in the United States. Gosia Wozniacka/AP hide caption

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David Chance recuperates at Oregon Health and Science University. Kristian Foden-Vencil /Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Julia Fraser (from left), Jessica Rohrbacher, Ken Brashier and Andrew Wallace await a ruling in the marriage equality case, so they can go into the building and get their marriage licenses. Steve Dykes /AP hide caption

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President Obama made the case for health coverage at Faneuil Hall in Boston in late October, a few weeks after enrollment opened for health insurance sold on exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oregon was an early adopter of the Affordable Care Act, and ran a series of ads encouraging all Oregonians to sign up for health insurance. But their website never became fully functional. Cover Oregon hide caption

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Cheryl Stumph goes over paperwork with a medical worker. She finally has health insurance to take care of her family's medical needs. Kristian Foden-Vencil for NPR hide caption

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Jan. 29, 2014: Traffic is snarled along the I-285 perimeter north of Atlanta's metro area after an ice and snow storm passed through. Officials hope such a scene isn't repeated. David Tulis/AP hide caption

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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, unveils a marketing campaign for the exchange in Los Angeles late last year. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Kyle Thompson and his family are all going to have health coverage in Oregon, thanks to the state's successful effort to enroll people in Medicaid. Kristian Foden-Vencil hide caption

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A report by KATU-TV on officials' decision to blow up an 8-ton dead whale on an Oregon beach in 1970 went on to become an early viral video. The highway engineer who led the operation died this week. YouTube hide caption

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Tyler Engel with his parents, Dave and Jennifer. His doctor and therapist worked with the family to help Tyler recover from a concussion. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

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A scene from another world: entering a glacier cave on Mount Hood. Two explorers say they have mapped more than a mile of caves in Sandy Glacier. Brent McGregor hide caption

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