Republican senators whose walkouts stalled the last legislative session are asking the Oregon Supreme Court to review the voter-approved law that now prevents them from seeking reelection.
Michael Wells, interim director of the Oregon Lottery since December, will assume the permanent post if his appointment is approved by state legislators.
Oregon school children have some catching up to do after the disruption of the pandemic. Charlene Williams, the new director of the Oregon Department of Education, wants to grow and diversity the teacher workforce to improve student outcomes.
Jessica Bates of Vale sued the state in April after her objection to a gender-affirming rule prompted the Oregon Department of Human Services to block her from adopting two children. The federal court in Portland heard arguments in the case Aug. 16.
OREGON NEWS: A Oregon State University professor and U.S. Geological Survey biologist reviewed 50 years of data on fish survival and hatchery costs. The findings question results of $9 billion spent.
STATE NEWS: Oregon state officials haven’t received wage complaints about overtime pay from farmworkers this summer, but advocates say many delay reporting for fear of retaliation.
Oregon gives up its long run of banning self-service gasoline as governor prepares to let new legislation take hold. The impact isn’t as great in rural Oregon, where special rules have allowed self-service.
Federal efforts to conserve water while improving irrigation for farmers would get $300 million a year under legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. “As our summers continue to get hotter and drier, we have to make sure that we have reliable, resilient water infrastructure that every[Read More…]
Lawmakers passed a legislative fix intended to unlock housing in Malheur County after it faced significant headwinds that could have hindered years of efforts to address the region’s shortage of affordable homes.
A federal judge in Oregon has ruled the latest gun measure is legal. But Measure 114 remains remains on hold until at least September as a separate state court case proceeds.