Category Archives: The Oregonian

Oregon health agency’s money troubles double in new report

Money problems at the Oregon agency that oversees Medicaid could be more than twice as large as already disclosed, a new report reveals. Due to errors involving abortion, prison, undocumented immigrants and other factors, the state might have overpaid its contractors or owe other entities as much as $78 million, Oregon Health Authority director Patrick […]
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Oregon Tech starts Cyber Defense Center to give security students a leg up

The Oregon Institute of Technology wants to prepare more cybersecurity experts to work in the business industry, but not for big-paying companies. Source: Oregon Tech starts Cyber Defense Center to give security students a leg up

Oregon ranks third in alcohol-related deaths, study says

A report published Tuesday calls for a national prevention plan to curtail deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide. Source: Oregon ranks third in alcohol-related deaths, study says

Businessman from The Dalles appointed to Oregon Legislature

Daniel Bonham, a businessman from The Dalles, was appointed to the Oregon Legislature on Monday by commissioners of several central Oregon counties. Source: Businessman from The Dalles appointed to Oregon Legislature

Gov. Brown calls cybersecurity top priority | Guest opinion

As each us becomes more and more dependent on technology, a growing and more sophisticated cyber threat landscape should be a major cause for concern. Source: Gov. Brown calls cybersecurity top priority: Guest opinion

Study: Seal and sea lions’ strong revival eats into salmon harvest, orca recovery

Seal and sea lion populations rebounded during the past 40 years, and now the protected animals snack on millions of Chinook salmon throughout the West each year, potentially eating into any progress from conservation projects. That’s one major takeaway from a study by Oregon State University, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and tribal scientists published Monday […]
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Flood, landslide warning for Chetco Bar area

The misery for the Chetco Bar area in Curry County is not over. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Monday, from 4 a.m. through 10 p.m., for the area devastated hit by a long-running, immense wildfire. Source: Flood, landslide warning for Chetco Bar area

Oregon ethics panel rejects Kitzhaber settlement

In a stunning decision Friday, Oregon’s government ethics watchdogs turned down a settlement with former Gov. John Kitzhaber that would have had him pay a $1,000 fine and admit that he broke ethics laws by using his position for financial gain. Source: Oregon ethics panel rejects Kitzhaber settlement

Another gray wolf illegally shot and killed, this time in Wallowa County

Another gray wolf was illegally shot and killed, Oregon State Police said, this time in a far corner of Wallowa County. Oregon State Police troopers said OR-23, a female member of the Shamrock pack in the northeastern part of the state, was discovered dead on Wednesday. Source: Another gray wolf illegally shot and killed, this […]
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Dirty Deals: How Oregon let its clean energy program enrich rule breakers (Watchdog Report Part 1 of 2)

A Seattle-based energy consultant and the state employee he’s accused of bribing became the public faces of corruption charges at the Oregon Department of Energy after their arrests last summer. But it wasn’t one rogue employee who enabled consultant Martin Shain to reap $12 million in green energy tax credits for solar projects that should […]
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