Category Archives: KVAL

Oregon State Police to follow ‘lawful directive’ from governor to locate GOP senators

The Oregon State Police issued a statement on efforts to locate GOP state senators who have fled the Capitol to prevent any votes on legislation: Source: Oregon State Police to follow ‘lawful directive’ from governor to locate GOP senators

New bill to allow trained staff to intervene when a student’s behavior becomes unsafe

Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill to help make classrooms safer. State Senate Bill 963 will allow trained staff to intervene during a “room clear. ” Source: New bill to allow trained staff to intervene when a student’s behavior becomes unsafe | KVAL

Oregon minimum wage to increase 50 cents on July 1, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. – Are you working in Oregon and earning the minimum wage? You are about to get a raise. Oregon’s minimum wage goes up July 1, the latest annual increase established by Senate Bill 1532. How much? The increase is 50 cents an hour. But the wage itself depends on where you live. RELATED […]
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Oregon bans camping along Willamette River inside Eugene city limits

The camping ban along the Willamette River in Eugene is now in effect. The Oregon Department of State Lands announced the ban last week. Currently, no activity is allowed on the banks and islands of the Willamette River within Eugene city limits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The restriction aims to prevent property damage and protect water […]
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Tuition hikes at Oregon colleges could be held in check under proposed bill

Thanks to a proposed bill, Oregon public university and community college students may not see a hike in their tuition over the next two academic years. “I decided to stay in state because it would be cheaper,” U of O student Makenzie Whitlock says. Source: Tuition hikes at Oregon colleges could be held in check […]
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‘Kaylee’s Law’ would change requirements for privately-hired campus security

A bill is getting bipartisan support in the Oregon Legislature as it looks to making sweeping changes to how privately hired campus security officers are brought on the job and how they operate while patrolling. Source: ‘Kaylee’s Law’ would change requirements for privately-hired campus security

Oregon weighs multiple new restrictions on firearms

For the Oregon Legislature, it’s not a question of whether any firearms legislation will pass this session. It’s really a question about what will pass. Gov. Kate Brown has made firearms legislation a priority. Democratic leadership, in the majority, is backing her up. Lawmakers also have ideas of their own. So do high school students […]
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Spring forward – and stay put: Should Oregon abolish daylight saving time?

Spring forward. Fall back. Spring forward. Fall back. Spring forward – and stay put. Source: Spring forward – and stay put: Should Oregon abolish daylight saving time?

Should Oregon outlaw coyote hunting tournaments and similar events?

The Humane Society of the United States released undercover video Wednesday that the organization says investigators recorded in eastern Oregon during the “Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) 1st Annual Coyote Hunting Tournament” last December. The Society also heralded new legislation introduced in the Oregon Senate to outlaw such events. Source: Should Oregon outlaw coyote hunting […]
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Government shutdown may play a role in firefighting efforts this year

Some fire agencies in the U.S. may or may not be affected by the government shutdown for this year’s fire season. Resources can affect training efforts and even the hiring of new fire fighters, but the Oregon Department of Forestry says for this time of year, so far so good. Source: Government shutdown may play […]
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