Category Archives: KGW

Straight Talk: Oregon labor commissioner Val Hoyle (Part 1)

Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle discusses a recent report on sexual harassment at the Legislature. Source: Straight Talk: Oregon labor commissioner Val Hoyle (Part 1) | kgw.com

Gov. Brown calls report on Capitol sexual harassment ‘very concerning’

The governor responded to the report during a taping of KGW’s Straight Talk on Friday. Oregon Governor Kate Brown called the state investigation findings that lawmakers didn’t do enough to stop sexual harassment at the Capitol “very, very concerning”. The governor responded to the report during a taping of KGW’s Straight Talk on Friday. She […]
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Oregon AG to hold listening sessions on hate crimes 

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will hold three listening sessions across the state next week to hear from Oregonians impacted by hate crimes and discrimination. Source: Oregon AG to hold listening sessions on hate crimes | kgw.com

Crater Lake, Mount Rainier national parks begin closing after government shutdown

The lapse in federal funding prompted Crater Lake to close its visitor’s center and cancel its ranger-guided snowshoe trips while Mount Rainier closed its road to Paradise, a popular winter recreation destination. The snowy wonderland of Mount Rainier and Crater Lake national parks will be largely closed due to the government shutdown, officials said Saturday. The […]
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VERIFY: Can you recycle cans or bottles from other states in Oregon?

Oregon’s machines and bottle drop locations are only supposed to accept bottles and cans that were purchased within the state. Oregon is just a quick drive down Interstate 5 for thousands of Washington residents, so it comes as no surprise that Washingtonians often recycle their cans and bottles in the Beaver state. We spoke with […]
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State finds police departments violated wage laws; trainee alleges firing for being whistleblower

An Oregon man said he was fired from the police academy after he complained to the state about police departments not paying trainees for all hours worked while at the state academy. Source: State finds police departments violated wage laws; trainee alleges firing for being whistleblower

‘It’s an exciting an opportunity’: Mayor Wheeler supports Portland MLB stadium plans

“What I’ve said, as the mayor of the city of Portland, is the taxpayers here are not going to buy a team and we’re not going to build a ballpark. It’s really up to PDP to put the dollars on the table,” said Wheeler. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is excited about the early plans to […]
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Affordable housing to be built near Bend under pilot program

State regulators have selected Bend for a pilot program that will build hundreds of affordable housing units on the outskirts of the city by doing away with some of the state’s strict land-use rules. State regulators have selected Bend for a pilot program that will build hundreds of affordable housing units on the outskirts of […]
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Gov. Brown unveils earthquake survival plan

In Portland you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know about the possibility of the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, also known as the “Big One.” “I have a kit in my basement. I think I’ve got 10 gallons of water, probably not enough,” said Portlander Adam Clegg. But at least he’s doing something […]
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Measure 104: Campaigns argue protecting tax deductions, maintaining working legislature

Measure 104 will require a super-majority vote to raise fees. A ballot measure that would expand which proposed legislation requires a supermajority to pass through the Oregon Legislature is arguably the wonkiest measure of this election cycle, but could have significant statewide implications. Measure 104 is backed in large part by the Oregon Association of […]
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