Only one incumbent on the Salem-Keizer School Board has filed for re-election in the May 16 election. Three seats are open and the deadline to file for running is March 16.
Oregon’s congressional delegation reacts to State of the Union along party lines
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley gave an online news conference while U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, and Reps. Lori Chavez DeRemer, a Republican, and Democrat Andrea Salinas released statements.
Chemeketa hopes for nursing degree, state funds to help budget and students
With the Oregon Legislature at work, community college leaders hope to see increased funding. Chemeketa Community College also wants changes to allow advanced nursing degrees.
Marion County residents quiz U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley during town hall
The senator fielded questions about mental health funding, the war in Ukraine and catalytic converters during an hour long conversation with constituents on Monday, Feb. 6.
State audit calls on health authority to fix problems with Measure 110 addiction program
Secretary of state auditors say it’s too soon to know whether Measure 110, the drug decriminalization program, will stem Oregon’s addiction crisis.
Oregon is in good position to compete for federal semiconductor money, legislators hear
With billions in federal funds available, Oregon could grab a share to bolster its semiconductor industry. Legislators heard how that could happen in a recent hearing.
Housing, semiconductors, budget take center stage as legislators hope for bipartisan session
Legislative leaders sketched out their agendas for the next five months in a meeting with reporters on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the first day of the legislative session
2023 Oregon legislative preview: What you need to know
Legislators convene on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to fashion a new state budget, deal with homelessness and housing and set school funding levels.
Salem seeks help with public safety costs, homeless services during 2023 session
As legislators return to the Oregon Capitol, city leaders are pushing for bills that would help Salem balance its budget and get regular payments from the state for the extra fire and medical costs incurred from being the state capital.
Oregon Gov. Kotek declares homelessness state of emergency, signs housing executive orders
The governor will also ask for $130 million for homelessness early in the legislative session.