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6 Lane County high schools rank among the top 50 in Oregon, according to U.S. News & World Report

Six high schools in Lane County are ranked top 50 in the state, with one Eugene school moving up from last year and breaking the top five. South Eugene High School ranked fifth of all the high schools in Oregon in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “Best High Schools” ranking. E Source: 6 […]
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Hate Crime Victims, Family Members Pressure Oregon Legislators For Change

After weeks of sitting idle awaiting a vote from the Ways and Means Committee, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s hate crime bill is back in motion in the Oregon House. Source: Hate Crime Victims, Family Members Pressure Oregon Legislators For Change

Legislators Try To Make Hospitals Justify Their Nonprofit Status

Nonprofit hospitals are supposed to provide community benefits. Oregon legislators are pushing a bill to make them do more. Hollie Murphy works as a certified nursing assistant in Springfield, Oregon. She brings food to patients at Sacred Heart Medical Center, takes their vital signs and helps them to the bathroom. But back in 2013, she started […]
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Audit: Foster care changes need time, more staff

A month before lawmakers adopt a budget, DHS hasn’t said how many workers it needs to make things better. Source: Audit: Foster care changes need time, more staff

Voters could get a say in campaign finance limit fight

‘The big thing is blocking the billionaires, because right now, they can just try to buy it.’ Following the 2020 election, for the first time in more than 20 years, people could see the limits on the amount of money they;re allowed to donate to candidates for state and local office in Oregon. Source: Voters […]
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After PERS Vote, Portland Democratic Socialists Consider Primary Candidate to Challenge State Lawmaker

Socialist candidate, Paige Kreisman, may challenge Rep. Rob Nosse (D-Portland) in the Democratic primary. Source: After PERS Vote, Portland Democratic Socialists Consider Primary Candidate to Challenge State Lawmaker

Oregon child welfare agency fails to complete most recommendations in 2018 state audit

The Oregon child welfare agency has failed to complete most of the recommendations in a 2018 audit of its burdened system. Source: Oregon child welfare agency fails to complete most recommendations in 2018 state audit

Oregon Legislature overhauls nearly century-old dam safety rules

Oregon’s dam safety laws were written in 1929 and have never been significantly updated. Source: Oregon Legislature overhauls nearly century-old dam safety rules

Oregon carbon emissions cap-and-trade program would cost millions to run, require workers

Oregon’s proposed carbon cap-and-trade program would about $41 million and add more than 50 government jobs during its first four years. Source: Oregon carbon emissions cap-and-trade program would cost millions to run, require workers

Popular vote: Oregon joins interstate agreement to ignore Electoral College

Oregon has voted to become the 15th state to grant its electoral college votes to whoever wins the popular vote across the country. Source: Popular vote: Oregon joins interstate agreement to ignore Electoral College