Category Archives: Statesman Journal

Oregon Health Authority confirms second measles case in Salem

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed a second case of measles Tuesday in Salem. Source: Oregon Health Authority confirms second measles case in Salem

UPDATE: Santiam Park Fire grows as 42 homes evacuated near Lyons

Residents of the area are being evacuated for at least 24 hours. Source: UPDATE: Santiam Park Fire grows as 42 homes evacuated near Lyons

Where to watch the Gray whale spring migration on the Oregon Coast

If you’re looking for a way to shake off winter doldrums, consider heading to the coast for Spring Whale Watch Week. Come cast your gander out over the Pacific Ocean as the gray whale migration ramps up with help of trained volunteers at one of 24 locations along the coast beginning March 23 to 31. […]
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Oregon initiative would allow pot cafes, off-the-job protections

A proposed initiative would make changes to the Oregon’s recreational and medical marijuana laws if it makes it to the 2020 ballot and voters agree. Source: Oregon initiative would allow pot cafes, off-the-job protections

Oregon Legislature weighs tweaks to legal system to benefit immigrants

Oregon legislators heard testimony Monday on two bills advocates say would help apply Oregon’s laws equally to immigrants of various statuses. Source: Oregon Legislature weighs tweaks to legal system to benefit immigrants

Oregon Wildlands Act protects 256 miles of new Wild and Scenic Rivers

Congress and the president surprisingly all agreed on something this week and it just so happens that it’s good for Oregon. On Tuesday the President signed into law a wide-ranging, landmark natural resource conservation bill that marks the biggest step forward for public land conservation in nearly a decade. The bill passed the U.S. House […]
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Cherry Blossom Day brings music, kimono competition to Oregon Capitol

Dressed in a small blue kimono her mother got from Japan, Ava Duimstra wasn’t about to stand in line with the other kimono competition contestants Saturday inside the Oregon Capitol. The 15-month-old quickly broke ranks, toddling toward audience members on the Capitol rotunda steps. Source: Cherry Blossom Day brings music, kimono competition to Oregon Capitol

Bill in Oregon Legislature would freeze college tuition for 2019-21

A bill facing the Oregon State Legislature could put a temporary freeze on rising tuition costs at state universities and colleges. House Bill 3381 would prohibit Oregon’s public universities and community colleges from increasing tuition during the 2019-21 biennium. Source: Bill in Oregon Legislature would freeze college tuition for 2019-21

Marion County could build a traffic bridge at Wheatland Ferry

The concept of building an additional traffic bridge across the Willamette River in or near Salem has taken many forms in the past decades. Another one is about to start. Marion County Commissioner Sam Brentano suggested bypassing Salem to build a bridge at Wednesday’s State of the County address. Source: Marion County could build a traffic bridge at Wheatland […]
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PHOTOS: Newest Oregon police class graduates

Hundreds attend a Basic Police Class graduation ceremony at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem on March 15, 2019. Source: PHOTOS: Newest Oregon police class graduates