Category Archives: The Oregonian

Salmon disaster? Oregon and California ask feds for help

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are seeking a federal disaster declaration to help salmon fishermen enduring a second bad year in a row. Source: Salmon disaster? Oregon and California ask feds for help | OregonLive.com

State board approves UO, Portland State tuition hikes

A state higher education board reversed course Thursday, approving big tuition hikes at Portland State University and the University of Oregon that it had rejected earlier in the month. Source: State board approves UO, Portland State tuition hikes | OregonLive.com

Family buys Oregon town, parcel by parcel, over 3 decades

Like a giant jigsaw puzzle, the Caswell family pieced together land as it went up for sale in a declining southern Oregon timber town. Without a grand plan and over three decades, they came to own tiny Tiller, a remote, unknown and mostly unoccupied pinpoint on the map. Source: Family buys Oregon town, parcel by […]
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Without the security of a house, there is no home (Guest opinion)

As a veteran of the Oregon Air National Guard, I have been trained to manage dangerous and challenging situations without fear. As a mother of three successful children, I also know how to care for my family and my home. As a former aide to Oregon State Senator Rod Monroe, I developed the skills to […]
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Steve Duin: The war hero and the whip woman

Forgotten? Willard Nanegos? Not quite. But all traces of the guy were fading, vanishing from the world he once helped to save. Source: Steve Duin: The war hero and the whip woman | OregonLive.com

Public agencies shouldn’t hide behind feel-good words (Guest opinion)

There’s a disturbing pattern in Oregon of public agencies trying to avoid an anti-government mood by hiding behind squishy feel-good branding. Source: Public agencies shouldn’t hide behind feel-good words (Guest opinion) | OregonLive.com

Impeachment bill deserves a public vote: Editorial q

Oregon didn’t need an impeachment process to oust former Gov. John Kitzhaber in 2015. Amid mounting influence-peddling allegations against him and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, Kitzhaber resigned, having lost the support of key allies in the Legislature. Source: Impeachment bill deserves a public vote: Editorial | OregonLive.com

‘A critical moment’: Kate Brown, lawmakers discuss budget negotiations at Salem forum

The high stakes and tensions involved in Oregon’s budget negotiations were on display during a political forum in Salem Wednesday night. “We’re sort of at a critical moment,” Gov. Kate Brown told an audience at Willamette University. There’s “broad support” in the Legislature to pass bills aimed at cutting spending, and perhaps even enough votes […]
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Technology v. Oregon law: Appeals Court says phone must still audibly ring to harass

A recent Oregon Appeals Court ruling points to how new technology is outpacing language in some laws. In this case, a phone still must ring – not buzz, vibrate or send a push notification — to fit into a 1987 law criminalizing telephonic harassment, a nuance the Oregon Legislature likely didn’t envision when writing the […]
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Senate leaders likely to block Oregon impeachment resolution

Oregon will likely stay the only state without a way to impeach and remove its governor, despite bipartisan efforts by House lawmakers to change course. Senate Democratic leaders plan to quash the House’s efforts to crimp a governor’s right to remain in office. Source: Senate leaders likely to block Oregon impeachment resolution | OregonLive.com