Oregon College Savings Plan transition still rocky for some

Four months after the Oregon College Savings Plan switched plan administrators and promised snazzy, new service upgrades to its 109,000 accounts, the plan’s website still lacks some basic information and functionality, and some users claim the administrator is dropping the ball in processing transactions. Source: Oregon College Savings Plan transition still rocky for some

For-profit college accused of deceiving students agrees to forgive $556 million in student debt

A for-profit college that operated a cooking school and several other operations in Oregon has agreed to walk away from more than a half-billion dollars’ worth of student debt. Career Education Corp. made the concession to settle accusations that it misled students about their job prospects if they attended their schools. Source: For-profit college accused […]
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Oregon jails to give tampons to women inmates; proposed legislation would require it

County jails will begin making tampons available free of charge to women in custody, the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association said Friday. The announcement came in response to inquiries from The Oregonian/OregonLive, which reported this week that the state women’s prison began offering free tampons for the first time. Source: Oregon jails to give tampons to […]
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Measles patient visited Hood River, The Dalles area

A case of measles has led health authorities to a select group of people in Hood River and The Dalles. The person with measles visited the OHSU Hospital emergency room in Portland on Wednesday. The virus was confirmed Thursday. Source: Measles patient visited Hood River, The Dalles area

Here are the death rates for 50 Oregon cities

Population and deaths by city of residences, 2017. Source: Here are the death rates for 50 Oregon cities

Editorial Agenda 2019: Setting the priorities for a new year

Every year, The Oregonian/OregonLive Editorial Board issues its editorial agenda for the coming year, identifying the most pressing problems that leaders should address. While the board will write editorials on many other topics as well, our primary focus will be writing on education, the city of Portland, financial solvency and criminal justice. Source: Editorial Agenda […]
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Val Hoyle: Serving as labor commissioner for the whole state | Opinion

As I take office as Oregon’s Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries, I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of the state of Oregon. The labor bureau’s mission represents values that Oregonians hold dear: equality, fairness and opportunity. Source: Val Hoyle: Serving as labor commissioner for the whole […]
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Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek regrets likability comment

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek said Friday that she regretted telling Sen. Sara Gelser it would be difficult for her to publicly call on then-Sen. Jeff Kruse to resign over sexual harassment allegations because other lawmakers considered Gelser to be “unlikable.” Source: Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek regrets likability comment

Two Views: Should Oregon allow export of marijuana crop?

When the 80th Oregon Legislative Assembly convenes for its regular session Jan. 22, a couple of bills recommending the export of Oregon-grown marijuana will be among the legislation lawmakers consider. Source: Two Views: Should Oregon allow export of marijuana crop?

Allowing Oregon to export marijuana is folly that will encourage more growing | Opinion

Oregon has a massive problem on its hands. That problem is the more than 1 million pounds of pot that was grown in the state that has gone unsold through legal channels. One in four marijuana users in the state are considered multiple-day users and there is about one marijuana grow site for every 19 users […]
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