Category Archives: The Oregonian

Oregon state employees unable to email the public after computer ‘hijacked’ by phishing email

Oregon’s state technology workers are scrambling to fix a problem that is preventing thousands of state employees from corresponding with members of the public via email. Source: Oregon state employees unable to email the public after computer ‘hijacked’ by phishing email

Campaign contributions by Bitcoin? Oregon elections chief favors ‘yes’

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson proposed a rule change Tuesday to allow cryptocurrency donations to political campaigns. The proposed amendment would update Oregon’s campaign finance manual to allow campaigns to accept cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, as donations. Campaign expenditures via cryptocurrency would still be prohibited. Source: Campaign contributions by Bitcoin? Oregon elections chief favors ‘yes’ […]
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Oregon big-game controlled hunt tags are nearly ready

Oregon’s long-awaited big-game tag application process has come to an end as scheduled. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife began posting results this morning, meeting its deadline of June 20. Source: Oregon big-game controlled hunt tags are nearly ready

First look at the new Tillamook Cheese Factory visitors center

The Tillamook Creamery unveiled a sprawling new visitor center, which officially opens to the public on Wednesday. Source: First look at the new Tillamook Cheese Factory visitors center

Billy Williams has a chance to save Oregon’s pot industry: Guest opinion

Billy Williams, the United States Attorney for Oregon, recently outlined five prosecution priorities for his office related to cannabis, including overproduction and interstate trafficking, protection of children, public safety, organized crime and environmental protection. Source: Billy Williams has a chance to save Oregon’s pot industry: Guest opinion | OregonLive.com

Oregon’s kicker rebate could be on the chopping block as lawmakers eye tax revenue in 2019

One of the Oregon kicker’s fiercest defenders says he expects lawmakers will consider changing or eliminating the state’s unique tax refund law as they search for revenue next year. Source: Oregon’s kicker rebate could be on the chopping block as lawmakers eye tax revenue in 2019

Oregon DMV and elections officials cite no problems with new county ID program

Oregon DMV and elections officials said on Tuesday that a new plan for Hood River County to issue identification cards does not run afoul of any state laws. Source: Oregon DMV and elections officials cite no problems with new county ID program

Tim Boyle cuts $146,000 check to clean up litter on Portland highways

Columbia Sportswear’s CEO wrote a check to the state to cleanup additional litter. Source: Tim Boyle cuts $146,000 check to clean up litter on Portland highways

Oregon Special Olympics cancellation hurts those who need it most: Guest opinion

I was speechless upon hearing that Special Olympics Oregon cancelled the Oregon Special Olympics State Track and Field games a mere three and a half weeks before the sports event was to be held for 1,500 athletes for its second year at Oregon State University. Source: Oregon Special Olympics cancellation hurts those who need it […]
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Proposal to ban food taxes in Oregon qualifies for the November ballot

Voters will get to weigh in this November on an initiative that would ban all taxes on food in Oregon, after it qualified for the ballot on Monday. The signature gathering effort was largely paid for by grocery companies, which had poured more than $2 million into the campaign as of a month ago. Source: […]
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