Category Archives: KEZI

Lawmaker alleges cover-up over state’s silence after daycare death

The death happened during a heated governor’s race were attack ads against Gov. Kate Brown claimed she hid safety concerns at daycares and foster care facilities. Brown’s staff called the adds untruthful. Source: Lawmaker alleges cover-up over state’s silence after daycare death

Unions feel betrayed after Senate OKs public employee retirement cuts

Employee unions across the state are feeling betrayed after the Oregon Senate approved a short-term pension fix that aims to cut employee retirement benefits. Teachers, firefighters and social workers are just some of the employees covered by Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System, or PERS, which has racked up more than $25 billion in debt over […]
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New study sheds light on drug use in Oregon

The national study shows high rates of combined opioid and methamphetamine use in patients seeking treatment for a substance-use disorder in Oregon. Source: New study sheds light on drug use in Oregon

OHA halts chronic pain proposal review amid issues

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen on Thursday asked a key policy committee to table review of proposed changes in Medicaid benefits for Oregon Health Plan members with chronic pain so the agency could seek independent review of the recommendation, after potential conflicts of interest surfaced on the part of a contracted medical expert involved in […]
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Gov. Kate Brown signs funding package to pay down Medicaid debt

Oregon will pay off half of its Medicaid debt through new taxes on health care providers. Source: Gov. Kate Brown signs funding package to pay down Medicaid debt

Proposed gun storage bill triggers debate in Oregon

The bill is still in the early stages, but it would essentially require gun owners to store their guns in a secure location like a safe or have a trigger lock on them when they’re not in use. Source: Proposed gun storage bill triggers debate in Oregon

Oregon Department of Education takes on bullying

Colt Gill, director of the Oregon Department of Education said it’s important every student feels welcome and safe in schools. Source: Oregon Department of Education takes on bullying

Lane County activates incident command structure in wake of multiple suicides

The county is asking community members to watch for warning signs of suicide. Since the beginning of 2018, five adolescents have committed suicide in Lane County. Now, the county has activated the incident command structure, hoping to prevent more deaths.   Source: Lane County activates incident command structure in wake of multiple suicides

Whale carcass rolls ashore along Oregon Coast

A KEZI 9 News viewer called our station Thursday morning after finding the carcass. Source: Whale carcass rolls ashore along Oregon Coast

ODOT makes improvements to Highway 34

After numerous accidents and multiple fatalities, ODOT is trying to make Highway 34 safer. Source: ODOT makes improvements to Highway 34