Survey: Older lesbian, gay, bisexual Oregonians suffer high rates of discrimination, abuse

The state Department of Human Services (Courtesy/State of Oregon) A majority of older lesbian, gay, bisexual Oregonians have experienced discrimination and many have been subjected to elder abuse, according to a survey commissioned by the Oregon Human Services Department. The survey indicated that this population suffers from relatively high rates of[Read More…]

Oregon economic forecast: Higher wages drive state revenue, workers feel inflation

SALEM – Higher wages are driving up Oregon’s projected tax revenue, but most middle-class workers won’t feel the benefits of larger paychecks over the next year because of inflation, state economists said Wednesday.  A quarterly economic forecast from the state Department of Administrative Services predicted that Oregon will recover from[Read More…]

Community college enrollments in Oregon begin to stabilize, but decade of decline worrying

Chemeketa Community College in Salem has seen enrollment decline by more than 40 percent during the last decade. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Oregon’s 17 community colleges have managed to slow steep pandemic drops in enrollment according to figures released Friday but their future is uncertain.  Last year, the total student headcount[Read More…]

School staffing issues in Oregon called ‘real, emergency situation’

Julie Cleve, a reading specialist at Hallman Elementary School, helps students learn about length and measurement. At a Senate Education Committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, school leaders said they are grappling with severe teacher shortages, especially in special education. (Salem Reporter/FILE) SALEM – At a Senate Education Committee meeting[Read More…]