Category Archives: KUOW

Oregon Will Continue CHIP Coverage, Even If It Means A Budget Shortfall

For years the CHIP program has enjoyed bipartisan federal support, but during the battle over the Affordable Care Act, the deadline to fund it expired. Source: Oregon Will Continue CHIP Coverage, Even If It Means A Budget Shortfall

Finding Fault(s): Geologists Keep Finding More Nearby Earthquake Makers

Shallow, active earthquake faults are being discovered all over Oregon and Washington state. Collectively, these may present a higher risk than the better known offshore Cascadia subduction zone. Source: Finding Fault(s): Geologists Keep Finding More Nearby Earthquake Makers

Oregon Democrats Vote To Keep Party Primary Closed

The Oregon Democratic Party won’t allow non-affiliated voters to take part in its 2018 primary. At a party meeting in Portland on Sunday, a resolution to open the Democratic primary did not get the two-thirds majority needed to pass. Source: Oregon Democrats Vote To Keep Party Primary Closed

Oregon Health Authority

We talk to the director of the Oregon Health Authority, Patrick Allen, about the agency’s overpayment of $75 million to health care providers. Source: Oregon Health Authority | News Roundtable | Sexual Assault Reporting

Privatizing Oregon’s Largest Universities Would Be ‘Complex’

What would it look like if Oregon’s largest public universities fell into private control? It’s an idea that surfaced recently as a possible way to save the state money. But the people who floated the suggestion also acknowledged that it’s a bit of a long shot. The suggestion came as part of an effort to trim […]
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Wildlife Advocates Want Closer Look At Wolf Shot By Hunter

  Wildlife advocates want Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to reopen an investigation into an elk hunter’s shooting of a wolf in Eastern Oregon, which was initially ruled self-defense. In the weeks since, potential discrepancies in the evidence and the account from Oregon State Police have been raised by wolf advocates, a prominent wolf biologist and […]
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Reopening The Sage Grouse Debate Has Ranchers, Conservationists Weighing Risk And Reward

The Interior Department is set on changing up an Obama-era plan to protect greater sage grouse. That’s given stakeholders in the high-desert Northwest a lot to reconsider. For more than 10 years, ranchers, conservationists and government agencies worked on a plan to keep the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list. That hard-fought compromise led to […]
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Former Legislator From The Dalles Wins Job With Trump Administration

John Huffman, a Republican from the Dalles, has received one of the plum political appointments from the federal government. Huffman left the Oregon House in October after 10 years to become Oregon’s director of rural development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Source: Former Legislator From The Dalles Wins Job With Trump Administration

Oregon Legislature Plans To Hire Consultant To Review Sexual Harassment Policies

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek said the state Legislature will hire an outside consultant to review personnel policies after recent sexual harassment allegations in Salem. “We clearly need to do more,” Kotek said. Source: Oregon Legislature Plans To Hire Consultant To Review Sexual Harassment Policies | KUOW News and Information

Oregon Lawmakers And Lobbyists Say Sexual Harassment, Poor Behavior The Norm In Salem

Angi Dilkes has been a lobbyist in the Oregon Capitol for nearly two decades representing clients who work on juvenile justice, environmental policy and education. For years, she prided herself on “not being one of those women who couldn’t take a joke.” Source: Oregon Lawmakers And Lobbyists Say Sexual Harassment, Poor Behavior The Norm In […]
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