OREGON NEWS

Northeast Oregon farms, food industries to buy water filters for those with contaminated wells

Guadalupe Martinez, of Boardman, says a reverse-osmosis filter installed under the sink doesn’t work properly, and the whole-house filter behind her has been broken for years. (Kathy Aney/Oregon Capital Chronicle) In response to the groundwater nitrate emergency in Morrow County, a coalition of food processors, an industrial dairy and an[Read More…]

Oregon Congressional Democrats call for federal gun control after Texas shooting

Democrats in Oregon’s Congressional delegation vow action on gun safety legislation following a deadly Texas school shooting. (Les Zaitz/Oregon Capital Chronicle) Democrats in Oregon’s congressional delegation renewed calls for Congress to take up federal gun control legislation following a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, while the[Read More…]

Oregon’s Agriculture Department Director Alexis Taylor nominated by White House to serve in USDA

Oregon’s top agriculture official is leaving to return to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Malheur Enterprise) Alexis Taylor, Oregon’s Agriculture Department director, has been nominated by the Biden White House to serve in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An announcement by the White House of nine nominees said Taylor had[Read More…]

Powerful port pollutes water for years with little state action

Guadalupe Martinez, of Boardman, says a reverse-osmosis filter installed under the sink doesn’t work properly, and the whole-house filter behind her has been broken for years. Her family drinks bottled water to protect themselves from nitrate-tainted groundwater. (Kathy Aney/Oregon Capital Chronicle) BOARDMAN – Guadalupe Martinez points to a 24-pack of[Read More…]