Federal wildland firefighters received temporary raises last year that are set to expire at the end of September. A bipartisan group is pushing to make raises permanent.
The state corrections agency is on the hook to pay nearly $740,000 for legal costs after two state employees alleged retaliation and won a $2.4 million judgment.
Gov. Tina Kotek, who signed six bills on behavioral health that were passed by the Legislature, says more work needs to be done.
State officials predict there will be bumps along the way as Oregon rolls out a paid family and medical leave program.
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are the last western Oregon tribe to reach an agreement with the state allowing hunting on the area of their historic homelands.
Climate change has not only limited Oregon’s cherry growing season but delayed California’s, leading the market to be flooded and prices to drop.
Gov. Tina Kotek on Friday said she would follow through on planned vetoes announced last week for several budget items allocated by the legislature, including two Salem projects.
Juliana Wallace, who directed mental health at Central City Concern, will lead behavioral health initiatives for the Kotek administration.
Current or past members of the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid system, may have had personal information exposed to hackers.
A request for the governor to reconsider commutations stems from former Gov. Kate Brown’s commutation of the 50-month sentence against Jesse Lee Calhoun, a 38 year old who police say is “a person of interest” in the killings of four Portland area women.