Category Archives: KGW

KGW Carpool with Barbara Roberts, Oregon’s first female governor

Barbara Roberts, first female Governor in the state and Oregon icon sat alongside Brenda Braxton in the latest KGW Carpool. Source: KGW Carpool with Barbara Roberts, Oregon’s first female governor

Those Who Serve: Mentoring students in computer science and cybersecurity | kgw.com

Some in our community donate huge amounts of their time to help the rest of us. One of those is Charlie Kawasaki. Source: Those Who Serve: Mentoring students in computer science and cybersecurity | kgw.com

Understanding the changes to Oregon’s new tenant/landlord laws

The Oregon State Bar is holding a free seminar to help explain Oregon’s new tenant and landlord laws. Source: Understanding the changes to Oregon’s new tenant/landlord laws

Do squatters have rights in Oregon?

A Portland lawyer talked to KGW about “squatters’ rights” and how a landlord can eject them from their residence. Source: Do squatters have rights in Oregon?

Oregon Senate passes bill to allow licenses for undocumented immigrants, heads to governor’s desk

Once made into law, Oregon will become the 14th state to allow undocumented immigrants to drive. Undocumented immigrants in Oregon may soon be able to legally drive under a measure headed to the governor’s desk. The Senate voted 17-10 on Saturday to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a non-commercial driver’s license, driver’s permit, or ID […]
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Timeline: Oregon GOP walkout over climate change bill

It’s been more than a week since Oregon’s Republican senators walked out of the Capitol and fled the state to prevent a vote on House Bill 2020, a sweeping climate plan known as cap and trade. Source: Timeline: Oregon GOP walkout over climate change bill

Republican leader says Senate Democrats ‘lacked the courage’ to face protesters at Oregon Capitol

“Democrats were reactionary to rumors and lacked the courage to face these Oregonians,” Oregon Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger, Jr. said Sunday. Oregon Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger, Jr. chided the Democrats for closing the State Capitol building over the weekend. Source: Republican leader says Senate Democrats ‘lacked the courage’ to face protesters at Oregon […]
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Classrooms in Crisis: Safe classrooms bill signed by Gov. Brown

-The measure allows teachers to “physically assist” disruptive students to safety.- A key piece of legislation to help teachers was signed by Governor Kate Brown on Thursday. Source: Classrooms in Crisis: Safe classrooms bill signed by Gov. Brown

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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After tight vote, pension reform bill sent to governor

Gov. Brown has offered a plan to offer $250M to rural communities for improvements to rural housing and broadband and $250M to PERS. Gov. Kate Brown announced a plan Thursday to limit Oregon’s unique tax rebate known as the kicker, saying she wants to divert $500 million in tax credits away from the state’s top […]
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