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SALEM, Ore. — When Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek released her proposed budget on Tuesday, it did not include mention of the $500 million or so that experts say will be needed for the kind of land development that semiconductor manufacturers are looking for. The Oregonian reported that Kotek plans...
Oregon ranks last in the nation for providing access to addiction treatments, Oregon Recovers group rally for change
SALEM, Ore — Nearly 100 Oregonians rallied outside the state Capitol on Wednesday for better addiction and recovery treatments across the state. "I'd love to see quicker access," said Faye Cooper a recovering addict. "More beds available to those that need them, and more support for culturally specific programs."
SALEM, Ore. — On the second floor of the state library, Governor Tina Kotek announced her proposed budget and top three priorities for the next two years during a Tuesday morning press conference. Under her proposal, hundreds of millions of dollars would go toward Oregon's homeless and housing crisis.
PORTLAND, Ore — The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for the 2023 Restaurant and Chef awards on Wednesday. Among the nominees for the so-called “Oscars of the food world" are 10 Oregon restaurants, wineries and chefs. This year, Oregon has four nominations for national awards: Portland's Kann...
LAS VEGAS — A man at the center of an intense police search in Oregon after a violent kidnapping last week was released from custody in October 2021 by Nevada prison officials on the same day he was transferred to the state's custody to serve a kidnapping sentence, authorities said Monday.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Staying connected is important for most families, including the Mobergs. Six siblings from the Moberg family hopped on a Zoom call one recent morning to talk about growing up and growing old together, and to share the story of how their half-sister survived after their dad helped save her life.
The plots of land needed are huge, and they simply don’t exist right now. But there are a couple of places where it’s possible — at a cost.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Partly of necessity, and because technology had advanced to a sufficient degree, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a massive expansion in the number of people working remotely. With the height of the pandemic in the rearview, many workers were welcomed back to the office — or ordered back, as the case may be.
Oregon Rep. calls for increased oversight of NW Natural after scientist fails to disclose she was paid for testimony
PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s pretty rare for a Multnomah County Board of Commissioners meeting to be featured on the front page of the New York Times, but that’s what happened on Monday after a scientist who testified at a commission meeting late last year failed to disclose that she was being paid by a utility to do so.
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's Community Partnership Program focuses on funding for underserved communities
BEND, Ore. — Making an impact on the health of communities across Oregon — that’s the mission of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's Community Partnership Program (CPP). It is focused on funding programs that increase cancer awareness, screenings and overall health in underserved communities. “To work hand-in-hand...
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Office of the Governor announced Wednesday in a statement that Gov. Jay Inslee tested positive for COVID-19. According to the statement, Inslee is experiencing very mild symptoms including a mild cough, and he will continue working and taking meetings virtually. This is the second time...
SALEM, Ore. — A bill aimed at reforming Oregon's eviction system to reduce homelessness got a first committee hearing in the Oregon Legislature Monday. Senate Bill 799 would give cash-strapped tenants more time to come up with a plan before being evicted for nonpayment of rent. The legislation would...
Changes to 'Point in Time' count aims for accurate snapshot of the homeless population across Portland metro area
PORTLAND, Ore. — On Wednesday morning volunteers and outreach workers began the Portland metro area "Point in Time" count of the homeless population. So far 50 surveys have been submitted from Multnomah County, 37 from Clackamas County and 50 from Washington County. The count will continue until Jan. 31....
PORTLAND, Ore. — As communities in Oregon and across the country deal with the effects of the pandemic, rising crime, including gun violence and hate crimes, and economic hardship and uncertainty, those issues are showing up in classrooms, and the superintendents of Oregon's two largest school districts say schools are not equipped to meet the needs of some students on their own.
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon's statewide graduation rate for the class of 2022 was 81.3%, the Oregon Department of Education reported Thursday, the second-highest rate ever recorded in the state. In a news release, the department said the rate signals that Oregon's school systems are recovering from the impacts of...
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Indigenous population in Washington state is expected to grow by nearly 12% in the next 10 years. But last year in the state Legislature there was just one Native lawmaker. This year, change is coming. For state Sen. Claudia Kauffman, change has been a fight...
OLYMPIA, Wash — This winter, we've seen what king tides can do when coupled with a big storm surge. In Washington, state experts studying sea level rise are learning from these events to help coastal communities cope. The annual king tides roll in the highest tides of the season.
Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp introduced the bill, which seems to have strong bipartisan support. It would apply to state employees.
Washington bill aimed at changing traffic stops intended to reduce fatalities, increase racial equity
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A bill aimed at reducing inequity in traffic stops and increasing safety on the road had a hearing in committee on Monday. House Bill 1513, also called Traffic Safety For All, would reprioritize the types of stops officers make to focus on safety issues such as DUIs, distracted driving, and speeding.
VANCOUVER, Wash. — One man died following a fight with another man at a Clark County motel on Friday night, authorities said. The incident landed the second man in jail facing a murder charge. A caller to 911 reported an assault at the Sunnyside Motel on Northeast Highway 99...