Regulators on Thursday announced a natural gas rate decrease for NW Natural, which supplies gas for the Salem area. A typical home would pay about $8 less per month.
Gov. Tina Kotek appointed Mike Reese, the former Multnomah County sheriff, to lead the 12-prison state corrections agency.
Malheur County seeks nearly $70,000 from Greg Smith, state representative and former county economic development director. The county says Smith owes the money to cover legal costs incurred over handling of public records.
Oregon has joined a federal complaint with more than 30 other states that alleges Meta’s Facebook and Instagram platforms “purposefully addict” children and teens.
A historic federal investment in projects nationwide aims to boost transmission of electricity from clean energy.
Oregon could receive tens of millions of dollars from the federal government for semiconductors and mass timber after the Biden administration announced Monday that the state will be home to two of 31 technology hubs.
Environmentalists said they would appeal a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to allow more natural gas to flow through the Northwest.
AROUND OREGON: Daniela Perez was home alone when a stranger entered her Ontario home and confronted Perez. Her murder shook the community and police say the murderer a day later took his own life as they closed in. Perez was studying to become a family therapist.
EPA officials have ordered states to test water for 29 ‘forever chemicals’ and lithium, but the agency lacks regulations on what states should do with most results.
A new committee will meet next week for the first time as lawmakers start to look for solutions to Oregon’s drug addiction crisis.