Category Archives: KGW

Oregon ranks worst in US for mental health, study says

Oregon has the worst mental illness rate in the country, according to a recent study. A new facility opened in Portland to help people in crisis. It’s called the Unity Center, a 24-7 mental health facility for those in need of immediate help. It’s a collaboration by OHSU, Legacy, Adventist and Kaiser near the Moda […]
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House approves $673 million Oregon Health Plan fix

On a 36-to-23 vote Thursday evening, the Oregon House approved a provider tax that will generate $673 million in 2017-2019. That will allow the state to maintain coverage for about 378,000 Oregonians who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Source: House approves $673 million Oregon Health Plan fix | KGW.com

Ore. term limits ballot measure filed

Former Republican nominee for governor Bud Pierce and his wife Selma have filed a petition to place term limits on legislators in Oregon. Source: Ore. term limits ballot measure filed | KGW.com

Gov. Brown addresses ODOT’s homeless camp struggles

During an appearance applauding Amazon’s upcoming ‘robotic fulfillment center’ and the 1,500 full-time jobs it’s expected to bring to Troutdale, Oregon Governor Kate Brown Wednesday took a moment to address, what department of transportation officials call, a “widespread problem” amid Portland’s homeless crisis. Source: Gov. Brown addresses ODOT’s homeless camp struggles | KGW.com

Oregon state senator won’t block push for National Popular Vote

Democrats are planning to make a final push this year to have Oregon join almost a dozen states that want to sidestep the Electoral College and elect the U.S. president by popular vote. Previous efforts to join the so-called National Popular Vote interstate compact have failed three times since 2009, with Democratic Senate President Peter […]
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Kitzhaber on health care: ‘The gains we made here in Oregon are at risk’

A familiar face returned to the public spotlight Monday to talk about health care in America and in Oregon. Source: Kitzhaber on health care: ‘The gains we made here in Oregon are at risk’ | KGW.com

VERIFY: What is the status of Oregon’s millions in tax revenue?

State of Oregon has yet to distribute any marijuana tax money Tax money collected from Oregon’s legal marijuana sales has been a rare bright spot in the state budget at a time when lawmakers fight over how to fill a $1.6 billion budget deficit. The state has brought in close to $75 million in tax […]
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Apple to make big energy investment in Oregon

One of the world’s biggest brands is making an environmental investment in Oregon. Source: Apple to make big energy investment in Oregon | KGW.com

Expect delays at Oregon DMV due to computer issues

Unspecified mainframe computer issues have been causing delays at Oregon DMV offices since Friday. Source: Expect delays at Oregon DMV due to computer issues | KGW.com

VERIFY: If the economy is booming, why is there a $1.6B state budget deficit?

We talked with economists inside and outside of government to figure out if things are as bad as lawmakers claim and ask how we got here. Source: VERIFY: If the economy is booming, why is there a $1.6B state budget deficit? | KGW.com