Category Archives: Statesman Journal

Oregon child welfare officials work to bring back ‘sense of hope’

Child Welfare Director Marilyn Jones told Oregon legislators overdue cases are being closed, staffing has stopped shrinking and workloads are down. Source: Oregon child welfare officials work to bring back ‘sense of hope’

Oregon Legislature passes small-business tax cut in 1-day session

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown believes a provision on the narrow tax break is necessary to ensure fairness for small business owners. Source: Oregon Legislature passes small-business tax cut in 1-day session

Special session begins Monday, lawmakers unsure what will happen

The Oregon Legislature’s special session, focused on a narrow tax break provision, begins Monday with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle unsure of what’s going to happen. Or if it will last one day or drag on all week. Source: Special session begins Monday, lawmakers unsure what will happen

Report: Gun violence costs Oregonians $2.6 billion a year

Every year, about 63 gun-related homicides, 378 gun-related suicides, 160 nonfatal shootings and 138 unintentional shootings happen all over Oregon. The gun violence carries a heavy price tag, tallying up to an annual grand total of $2.6 billion, according to a report by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Source: Report: Gun violence costs […]
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Silverton’s free fishing day June 2

Silverton Reservoir’s annual free fishing day is Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by local charities, and the City of Silverton and Oregon Fish & Wildlife, the day is stocked with ways to make fishing accessible to everyone. Source: Silverton’s free fishing day June 2

Salem mom warns others after baby’s sudden meningitis death

Summer Poff knew something was wrong with her 7-month-old son, Blaize, early in the morning on May 11. He was fussy, feverish and wouldn’t go to sleep. The Salem mom tried to soothe her baby and gave him Tylenol, but at 3 a.m, she knew she needed to take him to the hospital. Source: Salem mom warns […]
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Thousands of Oregon food safety inspections still past due

Despite extending the due date for many Oregon food companies, more than 2,800 state inspections are 3 months or more overdue. Source: Thousands of Oregon food safety inspections still past due

Hearing exposes lawmakers’ divergent goals for special session tax bill

In a prelude to next week’s special session, lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would lower the tax rates for some small businesses. Source: Hearing exposes lawmakers’ divergent goals for special session tax bill

2018 Primary election results

These are the unofficial primary results as of 7:00 a.m. of contested races. The numbers represent total votes, percentage of total, Marion County votes and Polk County votes. Check back for updated results. Source: 2018 Primary election results

Peter Courtney wins primary, moves closer to becoming Oregon’s longest-serving legislator

The Salem politician moves a step closer to a hallowed mark Source: Peter Courtney wins primary, moves closer to becoming Oregon’s longest-serving legislator