Category Archives: KTVZ

Oregon small business advocates release yearly report

The Oregon Secretary of State Small Business Advocacy Team released their fifth Annual Report Thursday. The report provides high-level data regarding concerns and questions raised by businesses and nonprofits about state and local government throughout the 2018 calendar year. Source: Oregon small business advocates release yearly report

Bill would require Holocaust education in Oregon schools

A proposed bill would require Oregon school districts to teach students about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide. Source: Bill would require Holocaust education in Oregon schools

Oregon House OKs bill to add teacher to Board of Education

Would expand board from 7 to 8 members. The Oregon House of Representatives voted Monday to ensure that licensed teachers in Oregon would be guaranteed a voice on the State Board of Education. Source: Oregon House OKs bill to add teacher to Board of Education – KTVZ

New 2019-20 version of the Oregon Blue Book out

In print and online, a compendium of state info. Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced Friday the release of the updated Web version of the 2019–2020 Oregon Blue Book. The iconic Oregon Blue Book, published every other year since 1911, is the state’s official almanac and fact book. Source: New 2019-20 version of the Oregon Blue Book […]
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Oregon releases kindergarten assessment results

The Oregon Department of Education and the Early Learning Division on Thursday jointly released results from the 2018-19 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment. Source: Oregon releases kindergarten assessment results

Oregon school boards push for more education funding

School boards across Oregon are urging lawmakers to invest more in education. From Hermiston to Redmond and Klamath Falls to Tillamook, at least 28 boards have passed resolutions calling on the Legislature to make big increases in funding. Source: Oregon school boards push for more education funding

Farm Bureau fights new Deschutes County marijuana rules

More than five months after expressing grave concerns about Deschutes County’s plans to toughen its 2-year-old marijuana rules and three months after they were adopted, the Deschutes County Farm Bureau and several cannabis businesses have appealed the regulations to the state Land Use Board of Appeals. Source: Farm Bureau fights new Deschutes County marijuana rules

Rosenblum seeks OMB meeting on family planning ‘gag rule’

One of 13 AGs in coalition opposed to move. Leading a coalition of 13 state attorneys general, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Thursday she is requesting a meeting with the federal Office of Management and Budget to discuss anticipated rule changes to Title X, the only federal program that helps states like Oregon fund family […]
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Oregon Senate aims to boost low-income access to broadband

OKs bill directing PUC to establish plan. The Oregon Senate has taken the first step toward ensuring more Oregonians will have access to broadband Internet services. Senate Bill 69 – which passed Thursday on the Senate floor – requires the Public Utility Commission to establish a plan to provide low-income Oregonians assistance for accessing broadband Internet […]
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Oregon Senate Democrats set stage for universal health care

Nearly 40 members of the Democrat-controlled Oregon Legislature announced Thursday they “are leading the charge” on a bill that would set the stage for universal health care in Oregon. Source: Oregon Senate Democrats set stage for universal health care