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Despite more ballots returned, 2018 primary saw lowest turnout rate in two decades

Despite more ballots returned, the 2018 primary saw the lowest turnout rate in two decades. Source: Despite more ballots returned, 2018 primary saw lowest turnout rate in two decades

Uncertainty looms as Oregon legislators prep for special session

Even if the Oregon Legislature signs off on the business tax break measure, the final version could be quite different from what Gov. Kate Brown has proposed. Source: Uncertainty looms as Oregon legislators prep for special session

Thousands of Oregon food safety inspections still past due

Despite extending the due date for many Oregon food companies, more than 2,800 state inspections are 3 months or more overdue. Source: Thousands of Oregon food safety inspections still past due

Hearing exposes lawmakers’ divergent goals for special session tax bill

In a prelude to next week’s special session, lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would lower the tax rates for some small businesses. Source: Hearing exposes lawmakers’ divergent goals for special session tax bill

Teen who started $40 million Eagle Creek fire returns to court to learn what he must pay

A teen who started a fire that torched Columbia gorge trails, many of which remain closed, is set to return to court. Source: Teen who started $40 million Eagle Creek fire returns to court to learn what he must pay

Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe

Officials in both states have said the case is among the largest and most complex they’ve ever investigated. Source: Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe

Martin Shain pleads guilty to tax evasion in Oregon tax credit case

The Seattle-based energy consultant pleads no contest to forgery, bribery, racketeering and grand theft charges in the Oregon Department of Energy tax credit scheme. Source: Martin Shain pleads guilty to tax evasion in Oregon tax credit case

Here are Oregon’s top 25 public high schools, according to U.S. News and World Report

Two Oregon high schools rank in the country’s top 100 public schools in 2018. Source: Here are Oregon’s top 25 public high schools, according to U.S. News and World Report

Oregon’s economic vitality relies on forest industries | Opinion

Oregon’s economic diversity is a strength worth celebrating — perhaps nowhere more so than in Lane County, where we find such thriving sectors as travel and tourism, higher education, high-tech and natural resources.Unfortunately, Ed Whitelaw and Winston Hovekamp, authors of a May 11 guest column, fail to recognize that the natural resources sector remains one […]
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Columbia River expected to approach flood stage

PORTLAND — The Columbia River is expected to approach flood stage this week during high tide events after a rapid snowmelt from recent higher-than-average spring temperatures.The National Weather Service reports that the water level near Vancouver, Washington was measured at 15.4 feet on Tuesday morning.Flood stage is considered 16 feet. Source: Columbia River expected to […]
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