The poll of 620 likely voters from Salem-based Nelson Research showed 33.4% would most likely vote for Drazan, 31.5% for Kotek and 19.2% for nonaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson. There was a margin of error of 3.9%, leaving Drazan and Kotek in a statistical tie.
The money will be used for treatment, recovery, harm reduction to keep people alive and support like housing assistance.
The impacts of low staffing are hitting local ambulance services, Salem Health and hospitals across the state, health care workers told legislators.
Leah Feldon, deputy director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will lead the agency following the departure of former Director Richard Whitman this week.
Experts told a state House committee that the state also needs more available land, more units and a cut in development costs.
Contractors in Salem, Woodburn were fined for violations related to not ensuring fall protections when workers could fall six feet or more.
Measure 110 removed law enforcement largely from the picture at the same time that the drug crisis is worsening, they said.
The workplace safety agency cited the state-run hospital following a recent inspection, saying the vast majority of staff injuries are not being properly investigated. The hospital was previously cited in 2020 for similar issues.
Districts have two more years to spend $1 billion in federal funds, but some say the benefits have been temporary and have come with unintended consequences.
About one-quarter fewer groups received funding this year, but the grant amounts were double what they were the year prior for groups who did receive them.