A legislative subcommittee on Wednesday, Sept. 21, approved giving $3 million to the Treasure Valley Reload Center to help close a budget shortfall. The request now goes to the full legislative Emergency Board on Friday, Sept. 23.
Oregon governor candidates will debate Sept. 27 in Bend
A second debate featuring gubernatorial candidates Tina Kotek, Christine Drazan and Betsy Johnson is set for Sept. 27 in Bend. It will be livestreamed on ktvz.com.
Enterprise sues Greg Smith, Malheur County over public records matters
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.
Malheur County left out of state program to improve legal help for children, parents
Giving Malheur County children and their sruggling families a chance at a more normal life could happen with a state program not yet operating in eastern Oregon for lack of funding.
Malheur County building official investigated over private contract
Malheur County’s top building official is under a state ethics investigation over her sideline private business.
PHOTO GALLERY: Oregon lawmakers take on Malheur County tour
Malheur County got attention from legislators who came from around the state for tours and meetings, focused largely on the local economy.
Governor declares statewide emergency in face of wildfire risks
SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency for the entire state “due to the imminent and ongoing threat of wildfire.” Brown authorized the declaration Saturday night as a wildfire threatened homes in southern Oregon near the community of Galice. The declaration clears state agencies to suspend[Read More…]
Board fires head of Oregon’s public defense agency
A state board fired the head of Oregon’s state public defense agency Thursday, just eight months into his tenure and amid an ongoing public defender shortage that has left hundreds of Oregonians waiting for legal representation. It was the second time in the past week that the Public Defense Services[Read More…]
After a decade of work, Wyden seizes opening to advance climate change funding
The moment for U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden came after a decade of politics and patience, seasoned with science. The U.S. Senate on a Sunday afternoon in early August passed what has been described as the country’s largest investment in efficient energy. Wyden had nursed along his Clean Energy for America[Read More…]
Christine Drazan, Republican candidate for governor, pledges attention to rural Oregon
Christine Drazan, Republican nominee for Oregon governor, brought her campaign to Malheur County on Tuesday, Aug. 16, getting a warm welcome from local leaders.