Oregon Health Authority advises employers to be flexible in enforcing Oct. 18 vaccine mandate

Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) SALEM – The Oregon Health Authority has advised the state and employers of health care staff, educators and others facing the Oct. 18 vaccine mandate not to fire employees over the deadline. “Everybody doesn’t need to turn into a[Read More…]

New Oregon laws tackle affordable housing, rebuilding from fire

Wildfire in September 2020 swept through the Santiam Canyon, destroying homes, businesses and vehicles. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) SALEM – Two years after passing sweeping legislation requiring many cities to allow duplexes anywhere single-family homes could be built, the Oregon Legislature returned in 2021 with more housing-related edicts to local governments.[Read More…]