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Bentz presses agencies to act on wildfire commission – after voting against legislation

Wildfire in 2020 left damage all throughout the Santiam Canyon east of Salem. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Oregon, joined in a recent call for federal agencies to activate a Congressionally mandated committee to address wildfires, saying the Biden administration was tardy. Bentz and 10 other U.S. representatives[Read More…]

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Oregon’s Congressional leaders back sanctions on Russia, condemn attack on Ukraine

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, Democrats from Oregon, address a Portland business summit on Dec. 6, 2021. (Ron Cooper/Oregon Capital Chronicle) UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz made brief remarks in Medford days ahead of the invasion. Nearly every member of Oregon’s Congressional delegation on Thursday condemned[Read More…]

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Corrections Department adjusts hiring process to draw more applicants

Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario is hiring. (The Enterprise/File) In the town of Umatilla, Two Rivers Correctional Institution needs to hire a food service coordinator. Pay: up to $61,000 a year. In Ontario, Snake River Correctional Institution is recruiting for a nurse practitioner for the state’s largest prison. Pay:[Read More…]

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