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What do you know about the Legislature?

Who’s in leadership? What are the hurdles? How ‘short’ is a short session? Stay tuned. Source: What do you know about the Legislature?

Kruse digs in after investigation finds he harassed many women at Oregon Capitol

Sen. Jeff Kruse says he will not resign despite the publication of an extremely critical investigation Tuesday that concluded he sexually harassed two female senators and groped many other women working at the Oregon Capitol. Source: Kruse digs in after investigation finds he harassed many women at Oregon Capitol

Hundreds protest Trump’s offshore drilling plan in Oregon

Oregon’s coastal legislators are demanding the Trump administration reverse its decision to open the entire West Coast to offshore oil drilling. Source: Hundreds protest Trump’s offshore drilling plan in Oregon

Dozens weigh in on Oregon’s cap and trade bills to limit carbon emissions

Oregon’s largest and most influential industry associations are fighting legislation that would put a cap on the state’s carbon emissions. Source: Dozens weigh in on Oregon’s cap and trade bills to limit carbon emissions

Oregon bill combats DACA termination, continues college tuition equity

A bill in Oregon would continue protections for undocumented students wanting to pay in-state tuition at public universities. Source: Oregon bill combats DACA termination, continues college tuition equity

Mr. Wagner goes to Salem with a vision

Lake Oswego’s new state senator says education, environment, gun safety are among his top priorities. Source: Mr. Wagner goes to Salem with a vision

Oregon’s HOPE Amendment wins first legislative vote, moves to full House of Representatives

Oregon legislators took the first step towards amending Oregon’s Constitution to recognize health care as a human right Feb. 7. More than 100 Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) members, advocates, community leaders and legislators crowded hearing rooms at the State Capitol Wednesday to show their support for Oregon’s HOPE amendment (House Joint Resolution 203). Source: Oregon’s […]
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Hannah the Pet Society reaches settlement with Oregon

Pet-leasing firm pays $190,000 for charitable purposes to end state Department of Justice probe. Source: Hannah the Pet Society reaches settlement with Oregon

Portland State woos low-income transfers with Oregon Promise-like ‘free’ program

Portland State University wants its incoming transfer students from low-income backgrounds to have a free path toward graduation. Source: Portland State woos low-income transfers with Oregon Promise-like ‘free’ program

OHA: If vaccinations aren’t up-to-date by Feb. 21, kids will be sent home from school

Oregon Health Authority is reminding parents that children will not be able to attend school or child care beginning Feb. 21 if their records on file show missing immunizations. Source: OHA: If vaccinations aren’t up-to-date by Feb. 21, kids will be sent home from school