Category Archives: Pamplin Media

Doherty reflects on 11 years of House service

The Oregon Legislature will lose Margaret Doherty’s frankness and wit as the longtime House Democrat retires. When state Rep. Margaret Doherty leaves the Oregon State Capitol next year, it will be with the knowledge that she contributed heavily to all things educational — from ensuring that all students have access to free lunches to the […]
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Tigard Democrat Margaret Doherty won’t seek re-election

Doherty, who has served in Oregon House District 35 since 2009, said she’ll finish the remainder of her term. Rep. Margaret Doherty (D-Tigard) has announced that she would not seek re-election to the Oregon House District 35 seat that she has represented since 2009. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Tigard Democrat Margaret Doherty won’t seek […]
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Oregon Ethics Commission to rule on West Linn case in May

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is investigating whether the West Linn City Council violated executive session laws Source: Oregon Ethics Commission to rule on West Linn case in May

Booze delivery bill will go to Legislature

First look at Rep. Doherty’s idea will come at pre-session session in mid-January Source: Booze delivery bill will go to Legislature

DHS plans big Gresham expansion

Agency triples local space with new building designed to ease stress and trauma. The Oregon Department of Human Services is planning a new East Multnomah County office that will more than triple the size of its space, make it more convenient for people needing services and bring design innovations that can ease the stress of […]
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Say goodbye to plastic bags

If you want a paper bag for your groceries at local stores on Jan. 1, you’ll have to pay 10 cents for it. And if you want a plastic bag at the checkout stand, you’ll be out of luck, though produce and meat bags will still be available. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Say goodbye […]
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Tight labor market, mild weather pushed unemployment rate lower

State officials say Oregon added 6,300 jobs as November’s rate hit 3.9%, the lowest in 43 years. Oregon’s tight labor market added about 6,300 jobs in November as the state unemployment rate slipped a little lower to 3.9%. State employment officials said it was the lowest unemployment rate in 43 years. October’s rate was 4%, […]
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Groups want citizens to draw political boundaries, not lawmakers

Broad spectrum of groups rally around initiative proposing to reform Oregon’s redistricting process to protect against ‘bi-partisan gerrymandering.’ Source: Groups want citizens to draw political boundaries, not lawmakers

Health insurance enrollment deadline extended after website glitch

People who still need to purchase health care through state program have until midnight Dec. 17 to log on and sign up. The deadline to purchase health care for 2020 through the Oregon’s Health Insurance Marketplace has been extended. People seeking insurance and subsidies through Oregon’s Affordable Care Act system have until 11:59 p.m. (PST) […]
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Fate of Damascus raises questions

Guest columnist Les Poole asserts that the collapse of the city of Damascus was orchestrated by Metro, and that further intrusion by the regional government must be avoided. It was a grand plan. Metro, the regional government that reigns over local cities and counties, would satisfy the state requirement for a 20 year land supply […]
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