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Sharp questioning from youth pin back Oregon gubernatorial candidates

State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, and Gov. Kate Brown debate in Portland Tuesday night. Independent candidate Patrick Starnes also participated. (Jaime Valdez/Portland Tribune) PORTLAND — The most challenging force facing gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler in his first debate wasn’t incumbent Gov. Kate Brown. It was Rose Lawrence, a 15-year-old from[Read More…]

Buehler’s record shows inconsistent approach to immigration

DACA recipients protest at the Capitol in August. (Paris Achen/Portland Tribune) Knute Buehler, Republican nominee for governor, has staked inconsistent positions on immigration, a review of his public record establishes. The Republican legislator from Bend has voted against state legislation that protects immigrants but supported tighter controls over racial profiling.[Read More…]


A dog, a volunteer and help for an ailing owner

Veternarian Nicole Hatch examines Wilson’s ears at a Sept. 25 appointment at VCA Keizer Veterinary Hospital. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) For patients in hospice care, pets can be a source of comfort and love during the final months of life. But taking care of them is often difficult, and many patients[Read More…]


Willamette hospice program cares for four-legged family members

Wilson greets Willamette Valley Hospice volunteer Sharon Miller as vet assistant Rebecca Armstrong goes over the dog’s medication at an appointment Sept. 25 at VCA Keizer Veterinary Hospital. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) As Sharon Miller escorted Wilson to his medical appointment, it was hard to tell the pair had just met.[Read More…]

Oregon students to get first crack at gubernatorial candidates in Tuesday’s debate

Justin Thach, a 17-year-old at West Salem High School, is one of 15 students selected as questioners in the first of three gubernatorial debates (Aubrey Wieber/Salem Reporter) In the first gubernatorial debate Tuesday, the three candidates seeking the state’s highest office won’t be grilled by reporters or field questions from[Read More…]