AROUND OREGON: Republican senators who skipped legislative floor sessions barred from running again, Oregon Supreme Court rules.
Gov. Tina Kotek’s literacy council released six proposed literacy standards for universities to meet to prepare future teachers.
Teacher union leaders have scaled back a request for extra pay for educators with large classes, but said Salem-Keizer teachers won’t approve a contract without some steps to address large class sizes and caseloads.
Juan M. Barron, 61, died at Salem Hospital on Jan. 20, nine days after being found unconscious near the intersection of Northeast Portland Road and Northeast Northgate Avenue. Police are seeking witnesses to the bicycle crash.
A glass vase found in Salem last summer during a sidewalk repair dates back to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. City Archaeologist Kimberli Fitzgerald dives into the history.
Mike Erickson is suing Rep. Andrea Salinas for defamation over campaign ads about his 2016 drunken driving arrest.
With 60 apartments, a newly completed supportive housing development in northeast Salem will give formerly homeless tenants access to services, community spaces and security starting next week.
Gov. Tina Kotek is backing a proposal to send school districts $50 million for summer programs after the Legislature failed to allocate funds last summer. Salem-Keizer leaders said the money would help expand offerings.
Leaders of ASKESP, the union representing 2,800 custodians, bus drivers, classroom assistants and other employees of the Salem-Keizer School District, said they’re hopeful they can reach a contract after seeing the district’s latest offer.
A Springfield man faces charges including attempted murder, accused of a shooting Monday morning in the parking lot of Fred Meyer on Northeast Market Street. He is accused of shooting two of three people found with gunshot wounds near the scene.