Category Archives: Portland Tribune

Oregon lawmaker says housing is core state responsibility

In another sign of how the affordable housing crisis has become a top political issue, state Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland, says the Oregon Legislature should consider housing to be a core responsibility of state government, like transportation, education and health care. Source: Oregon lawmaker says housing is core state responsibility

Oregon plans to challenge repeal of net neutrality

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said she plans to join a lawsuit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal a rule barring Internet providers from blocking or charging more for to access to one website over another. Source: Oregon plans to challenge repeal of net neutrality

Carols at the Capitol: ‘It restores my faith in the future.’

More than 500 Oregon schoolchildren will sing carols at the Oregon Capitol in Salem during the holiday season. First-graders from Salem’s Crosshill Christian School curl their arms into wing shapes, flap around the rotunda of the Oregon Capitol and belt out: “Two French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.” Source: […]
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A unique gift in us all

Oregon Symphony enters women’s prison for annual holiday musical performance For the fourth straight year members of the Oregon Symphony joined the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Choir for a concert of holiday music, performed for an inmate audience who were required to earn the right to attend through good behavior. Source: A unique gift in […]
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Oregon AG: Delay vote on net neutrality

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is among 18 attorneys general who have written to the Federal Communications Commission to urge a delay on the vote because of suspected falsified comments in support of the change. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and 17 other attorneys general are urging the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote […]
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Sen. Steiner Hayward: January vote could nix promise to insure children

Failure of Measure 101 in January could make it tough for Oregon to backstop federal CHIP program. Source: Sen. Steiner Hayward: January vote could nix promise to insure children

Measure 101 supporters, opponents clash in debate

A special election Jan. 23 concerns parts of a 2017 Oregon health care funding law. Source: Measure 101 supporters, opponents clash in debate

Richardson reopens comment on initiative petition rules

The proposed rule change would allow more initiatives to make the statewide ballot. Source: Richardson reopens comment on initiative petition rules

Oregon lawmaker says housing is core state responsibility

Leadership summit highlights shortage of homes, both in Portland and around the state. Source: Oregon lawmaker says housing is core state responsibility

Report: 80 homeless people died in Multnomah County in 2016

Deaths declined by eight since 2015 but homeless advocates say much more needs to be done. Source: Report: 80 homeless people died in Multnomah County in 2016