Tag Archives: Oregon Legislature

Court punts on gerrymandering – Opinion

Gerrymandering — drawing political districts to achieve a particular result — is nearly as old as the republic, but the U.S. Supreme Court has never ruled on the practice except in regard to minorities’ voting rights. It ducked the issue again this week, declining to rule in a pair of cases for technical reasons. But […]
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Community college provided the pathway to my American Dream: Guest opinion

I am the product of a community college education, and because of that, I’m on the way to achieving my American Dream. In Vietnam, my parents didn’t have the opportunity to go to school beyond third grade. Source: Community college provided the pathway to my American Dream: Guest opinion | OregonLive.com

What’s the buzz? Next week is all about the bees

As National Pollinator Week approaches, the Oregon Bee Project is ramping up efforts to educate people throughout the state to help with bee health and conservation. Source: What’s the buzz? Next week is all about the bees

In the high desert west of Boise, a unique golf resort emerges with ‘a story to tell’

The Retreat and Links at Silvies Valley Ranch offers a unique resort experience, from the reversible 18-hole golf course to the ranch-life experiences offered to guests. The Retreat is about a 3-hour drive from Boise in the middle of the Oregon high desert. Source: In the high desert west of Boise, a unique golf resort […]
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Political momentum building for family leave law

Lawmakers push to end a system in which ‘vast majority of Oregonians . . . are forced to make impossible choices’ when medical issues arise. Source: Political momentum building for family leave law

Foster kids’ attorneys aren’t the problem: Guest opinion

As a Portland-based attorney who has practiced juvenile law for more than 20 years, I read Hillary Borrud’s April 29 article, “Who speaks for the kids?,” with a mixture of interest and dread. She pointed out the flaws in our representation of child clients. She noted some strengths, but mostly weaknesses in attorneys representing children […]
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Court will ask legislature for courthouse roof funding

The Grant County Court has asked the Association of Oregon Counties to represent Grant County in the Oregon Legislature for a funding request to repair the county courthouse roof. Grant County Judge Scott Myers made the request during a recent courthouse facilities meeting with the AOC. Source: Court will ask legislature for courthouse roof funding

The Oregon Legislature Strengthens Data Breach Laws, Adding Tougher Notification and Safeguarding Requirements

In response to widely reported data breaches affecting millions of consumers, the Oregon Legislature recently took steps in Senate Bill (“SB”) 1551 to strengthen Oregon’s consumer data protection laws by expanding breach notification and data safeguarding requirements. The amendments will take effect on June 2, 2018. Source: The Oregon Legislature Strengthens Data Breach Laws, Adding […]
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Public input on education needed at Woodburn forum with legislative group

The Oregon Legislature’s Committee on Student Success will visit Woodburn Thursday. Our education system impacts every single Oregonian – whether you are a parent with students in public schools, an employer hiring high school graduates, or a teacher who has dedicated their life to education. Source: Public input on education needed at Woodburn forum with […]
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A Swath of Democratic Socialists and Allied Activists Will Protest Gov. Kate Brown’s Special Session Next Week

When Gov. Kate Brown convenes the Legislature May 21 for a special session, she won’t just be drawing lawmakers to Salem. Four chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America are joining the Poor People’s Campaign to protest on the Capitol steps. Source: A Swath of Democratic Socialists and Allied Activists Will Protest Gov. Kate Brown’s […]
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