In legal filings, Greg Smith, a state representative from Heppner, argued a lawsuit accusing him of illegally destroying and withholding public records as part of his economic development work in Malheur County should be dismissed.
Author: Rachel Alexander – Salem Reporter
In the first part of a series on the Oregon governor’s race, candidates take up the challenges facing Oregon schools. See what Tina Kotek, Christine Drazan and Betsy Johnson want to do in the education arena.
The Malheur Enterprise is suing Greg Smith, former economic development director for Malheur County, and others over disclosure of public documents. The suit alleges public records were improperly destroyed.
Incident reports from Oregon State Hospital provide a window into some of the chaos at the institution. (Salem Reporter graphic) SALEM – Raph can’t remember how many times the patient punched him in the head. It was just before 1 a.m. on July 5 when the patient, who had been[Read More…]
AROUND OREGON: With fewer Covid vaccines coming from feds, seniors now behind teachers in Oregon’s inoculation line
Gov. Kate Brown in her Portland office (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Teachers in Oregon will be able to get a Covid vaccine starting Jan. 25, but seniors will have to wait at least three weeks after expected additional vaccine doses from the federal government failed to materialize. Gov. Kate Brown announced[Read More…]
Gov. Kate Brown in her Portland office (FILE/Salem Reporter) SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that Oregon stands “on the brink of a full-blown crisis” with its pandemic and warned the number of daily Covid infections could double by Christmas. The forecast came as the state on Friday crossed[Read More…]
Pat Allen, Oregon Health Authority director, participates in a daily briefing for congressional staff via phone on Monday, April 20. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) An estimated 30,000 frontline health care workers will be vaccinated against Covid by the end of the year, Oregon Health Authority Director Pat Allen announced Wednesday. That[Read More…]
All workers in Oregon are now required to wear masks indoors even if they stay 6 feet away from others, the Oregon Health Authority announced Monday. The new rules require anyone in a public or private workplace to wear a mask or face covering. Masks also must now be worn[Read More…]
A Covid-19 test swab is packaged up to be tested during a free drive-through testing clinic in Woodburn in August. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Oregon will soon receive tens of thousands of additional coronavirus tests weekly from the federal government, allowing the state to test far more people and respond quickly[Read More…]
Andrea Davila, a nurse at the Kaiser Permanente North Lancaster clinic in Salem administers a test for COVID-19 at the clinic’s drive-thru testing site on Wednesday, April 29. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) The existing health conditions of Oregonians play a significant role in the impact of COVID-19, according to a new[Read More…]