Testimony from farmers, environmental advocates and industry reveal deeper concerns about the future of farming in Oregon.
Alex Baumhardt Oregon Capital Chronicle
Lawmakers, environmentalists want state pension fund divested of fossil fuels
AT THE CAPITOL: A proposal from several Democrats and environmentalists would mandate the Oregon state pension fund to divest billions in fossil fuel holdings
Oregon has failed to address its water security crisis, government report finds
An audit by the Secretary of State’s Office found divided authority on the issue, with the involvement of three departments, and a lack of funding and cooperation.
SPECIAL REPORT: DEQ steps up oversight after discovery of ‘reckless’ reporting by company
DEQ officials say the agency is more closely monitoring companies in its carbon credit Clean Fuels Program after TTS Charging sold $1.8 million in credits linked to false data.
SPECIAL REPORT: How startup took advantage of DEQ program with lax oversight to net $1.8 million
A Lincoln City entrepreneur reported false data to the DEQ’s Clean Fuels Program, sold invalid carbon credits and went on a spending spree. An Oregon Capital Chronicle Special Report details what happened.
Schools get new guidance for gender inclusivity, supporting students, safety
The Oregon Department of Education has updated its guidance to schools for how to support and protect LGBTQ students.
Decades after lobbying for Oregon Farm Bureau, Greg Addington returns to lead it
The new executive director of Oregon’s largest agricultural advocacy and lobbying group wants to grow membership and shrink regulations.
Kotek announces new education adviser, leader for statewide education initiatives
The Friday announcements come as Oregon Department of Education Director Colt GIll said he’s retiring at the end of June.
Oregon’s largest electric utilities missing climate benchmarks, report says
Only one of the three private companies providing electricity to one-third of Oregonians got a passing grade on plans to shift to clean energy.
How ‘a bunch of kids and people the state gave up on’ rid slavery from Oregon’s constitution
A ballot measure passed in November to remove slavery from Oregon’s constitution began as a project led by inmates and students in a Willamette University class.