AT THE CAPITOL: Auditors found that white people in Oregon benefited more than people of color from pay raises aimed at reducing gaps
Lynne Terry Oregon Capital Chronicle
Oregon’s congressional delegation reacts to State of the Union along party lines
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley gave an online news conference while U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, and Reps. Lori Chavez DeRemer, a Republican, and Democrat Andrea Salinas released statements.
Sick children and adult patients jam Oregon’s hospitals
Hospital officials are coping with a trifecta of infections spreading throughout the community.
Lori Chavez-DeRemer wins Oregon’s 5th Congressional District seat
On Sunday, the Associated Press announced that the former mayor of Happy Valley had won the race against Democrat Jamie-McLeod-Skinner, an attorney and regional emergency manager from central Oregon.
Opponents file lawsuit against large chicken operation in Linn County
They hope a judge will require a more restrictive wastewater discharge permit; owner says they’re just trying to put him out of business.
Oregon Supreme Court justice retiring Dec. 31, giving Gov. Brown another court pick
Justice Thomas Balmer told Brown in a letter that he will retire Dec. 31, according to a news release from the Oregon Judicial Department. At 70, Balmer has served on the court for 21 years and was chief justice between 2012 and 2018.
Experts tell state lawmakers Oregon’s novel approach to drug addiction has holes
Measure 110 removed law enforcement largely from the picture at the same time that the drug crisis is worsening, they said.
Patients from Idaho, Texas, elsewhere seek abortion care in Oregon
Planned Parenthood, which provides about two-thirds of the abortions in Oregon, has hired staff and is working on a new facility in eastern Oregon
Political center changes rating in Oregon gubernatorial race to “toss-up”
The rating change coincides with new polling showing that abortion is galvanizing some Democrats towards Tina Kotek.
With Oregon hospitals in crisis, state will seek ‘significant’ funds for stopgap measures
The head of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, which includes most of the state’s hospitals, asked Gov. Kate Brown for help.